Just a few minutes away from the city’s splendid old town, a nature paradise is waiting for you: 960 hectares of glittering water, sandy beaches and the deep green of the 420 m-high Landeskrone, the city’s local mountain. This is where tourists and locals can get away and relax.
A variety of sports can be tried out on and around the lake. For water sports enthusiasts, like surfers, sailors and stand-up paddlers, Berzdorf Lake is ideal to live their passion.
If you just want to go for a swim, several swimming sites invite you to get into the crystal-clear and refreshing water.
The bathing season begins in May and ends in October. Swimming is allowed on the north beach and north-east beach, on the peninsula and at the Blue Lagoon. Don't forget your swimsuit, as naturism is not allowed. The dog beach is south of Deutsch Ossig. Snorkelling up to 3.50 metres water depth is possible in the lake; professional diving in the lake is not permitted.
Bathing supervision is organised during the bathing season. The German Red Cross (DRK) is on duty in the rescue station on the north beach and in the rescue container on the north-east beach to secure the bathing areas. The beach of the Blue Lagoon is supervised by the German Life Saving Association (DLRG).
Here at the Germany-Poland-Czech Republic border triangle, families and people looking for various kinds of leisure activities will all find something according to their taste. At the banks and near the lake, cyclists, skaters and walkers can enjoy lovely nature and beautiful views during any season of the year.
Enjoy some beach volleyball at two courts north of the peninsula and at the Blaue Lagune. The playgrounds on the northeast beach and at the Blaue Lagune provide fun for young visitors to the lake. And for all pony fans, the Ranch am See is the place for you.
If you want to come into close contact with the clear water, you have the opportunity to rent stand-up paddling boards and inflatable boats during the season. Strandbar Görlitz also offers air mattresses for rent.
Visitors to the lake can also bring their own non-motorized water sports equipment and explore the lake individually. Rowing boats, paddle boats, rubber dinghies and canoes can set off or land directly at swimming locations. For windsurfing, access is at the southern end of the swimming area at the northeast beach. Kitesurfing is not permitted.
Sailors set sail at the harbor Görlitz Hafen or at the sailing base at Blaue Lagune. A number of events also take place organized by the SV Schönau-Berzdorf.
The sailing season lasts from April to October. Sailboats may set sail or dock at the harbour Görlitz Hafen or from Blaue Lagune. Rowing, paddle and canoe boats may also be used or landed via the entrances of the swimming sites. Access for windsurfers is located at the southern end of the northeast beach. Landing and mooring of boats at the boat berths "Neundorfer Weingarten" and "Fernblick" is not permitted, with the exception of dangerous situations. All other uses require a separate application. A passenger cruise ship is going to operate from mid of 2023.
Sailing School Dreiländereck
Trial sailing, basic sailing licence, sports boat licences, SUP yoga & SUP basic courses
Rent stand-up paddle boats, inflatable boats, air mattreses at the northeast beach
Hafen Görlitz: opening hours, contact, berths
Sailing at Blaue Lagune
Board, cast off, experience! Lake Berzdorf can be explored in a very special way on board the EMS Berzdorf. Here, where the tranquillity of the water meets the beauty of the landscape, you can take an enjoyable cruise. The approximately one-hour round trip on Lake Berzdorf starts from the harbour in Tauchitz.
Whether you want to watch the sunset from the water, spend some relaxing time with friends and family on the lake or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the water, the electric boat provides the ideal setting for these experiences. Group packages & vessel hire are also available. For info on ticktes, schedules and events, please contact the operator.