Markkleeberg is a pleasant city with an abundance of hills and parks. It is a most popular destination.
If you are looking over the Lake Cospuden or over the Lake Markleeberg, you will look into a landscape designed by humans. Former open-cast lignite mines where developed into two lakes which characterize the city today:
- Lake Markkleeberg with the Seepark Auenhain and the canoe park
- Lake Cospuden with the water sports centre at the port of Zöbigker
Wheather on the water or at the water: Doing sports or enjoy sparetime excites every visitor. The variety has nearly no limits:
Surfing, kite surfing, sailing, diving, boating, sauna in the lake, white water rafting, cycling, skating, hiking and golfing are only a few of the selected offers.
If you walk or cycle through the city you will see that Markkleeberg is not a typical city. It was grown together from several districts. Their architectural main features were been preserved. Seven former mansions in Markkleeberg and a range of villas and country houses show a rich history and the former favourable location among the extensive and fertile meadows.
The AGRA - agricultural exhibition implicated Markkleeberg internationally fame. Today the AGRA-Park is like an English garden. It is one of the most species-rich parks around Leipzig.
Every year in October around the Torhäuser Markkleeberg and Dölitz, traditional clubs from all over the world meet here to commemorate to the Battle of the Nations near Leipzig in 1813. Then they lay wreaths, play concerts, hold lectures, construct bivouacs and reenact historic battle scenes.
Discovering Markkleeberg and coming back is a must have for many visitors. They are enthusiastic to pursue the touristic development of the city and the Leipzig New Lakeland.
Since 2009 water hikers can paddle from Leipzig to the lake Cospuden without going out of the water because there are many locks. A big lock connects the lake Markkleeberg with the lake Störmthal. In future there should be a second big lock between lake Cospuden and the lake Zwenkau. There is the vision for every water hiker to paddle bariere-free througt Leipzig and it’s New Lakeland.