Port Marina Braunsbedra
The Geiseltalsee in southern Saxony-Anhalt is one of the top destinations in the region. The lake, which originated from a former brown coal mining area, is not only the largest artificial lake in Germany. It is also impressively surrounded by vineyards and offers on its banks countless recreational opportunities. Two marinas are in Braunsbedra and Mücheln; Here you can moor your boat for a fee.
The port of Braunsbedra is next to the Marina Mücheln one of the main attractions on Geiseltalsee. The harbor was opened in 2017 and today offers about 165 berths. If you are planning a houseboat vacation, you can easily antagonize your boat in the Marina Braunsbedra. The mooring fees depend on the length of the boat and can be viewed on the website of the marina.
The Geiseltalsee is a popular destination for all recreational cyclists. Anyone who decides to cycle around the lake has to cycle a little more than 25 kilometers. A route that is easy to do even by inexperienced cyclists. The terrain is mostly flat; just before the sundial is a small increase to cope.
Incidentally, this sundial is one of the top sights on the Geiseltalsee. Just across the street you can enjoy culinary delights and taste the popular wine of the region, a cheese platter or many other regional specialties. The view of the lake is incomparable! Those who are very athletic can of course also master the 28-kilometer circuit around the lake on foot or with inline skates; the possibilities are almost inexhaustible.
At Geiseltalsee is – at least in the main season – actually always something going on. From the wine tasting and the wine hike to the harbor and Oktoberfest: The events are always a highlight. But also just to walk on the pier in Braunsbedra and enjoy the view of the lake is already a unique experience. The visitor center Braunsbedra, however, will be happy to help you with any questions or problems that arise. From here you can set off for a ride on the hostage express. Especially for small visitors a ride on the red train is an unforgettable experience. The funny vehicle once completely drives around the lake and also offers various special rides such as the Glühweinfahrt in winter.
Finally, the dive center should not go unmentioned, as this is also one of the top attractions on the lake. Here you can participate in the trial diving or even take a complete diving course. The best view of the lake, however, you have from the observation tower in Mücheln. The view from the platform 15 meters high is simply incomparable.
The Geiseltalsee is with a surface of about 18 square kilometers, although the largest man-made lake in Germany, but at some point you have seen everything here. If you are planning a longer houseboat holiday at the Geiseltalsee, you should also focus on the excursion destinations and interesting cities in the surrounding area.
Both Leipzig and Halle an der Saale and Naumburg are just a stone’s throw away and can be reached by car in less than half an hour. The historic city of Mücheln, which you can easily reach on a bike ride, is worth a visit. In the historic old town with its numerous historical buildings, you can stroll wonderfully. Landmark of the city and also worth a visit is the moated castle of Ortisei. Another city in the vicinity worth a visit is Merseburg. Here you can take a leisurely stroll along the river Saale or visit Merseburg Castle. There are also regular events in the city such as the Merseburger Schlosstage or the Merseburger Orgeltage.
By the way: If you do not have your own boat to plan a houseboat vacation, you do not have to despair. On the Geiseltalsee is in the main season regularly the passenger ship “Felix” on the way, with which you can undertake tours. The largest passenger ship on the lake, however, is the MS Geiseltalsee. From the marina in Braunsbedra you can set out on a leisurely cruise across the lake. For the physical well-being on board is of course taken care of!
Conclusion: The Geiseltalsee is definitely one of the most popular destinations in the Saale-Unstrut region. Whether you want to be sporty or relaxed on the move: Along the lake you will find a variety of recreational activities. In addition, the range of accommodation is enormous: A holiday on the houseboat is possible on the Geiseltalsee as well as the night in the house or on the campground.
Are you planning a holiday on the Geiseltalsee, would you like to indulge in culinary delights? Both at the harbor Braunsbedra as well as in the other small places at the lake there is a rich culinary offer. One of the top addresses is the steakhouse El Puro on the historic market place in Mücheln. If you really want to eat good steak or enjoy a cocktail, this is the place for you.
At the port of Braunsbedra, however, you should visit the family-run restaurant Neumark. In a rustic ambience, a home-style cuisine awaits you here. Directly on the lake there is also the “Pier 5 – Café & Restaurant”: You should enjoy an unobstructed view of the lake here with a glass of wine from the region or Alsace. The cafe is known for its excellent wine selection. The menu, on the other hand, is dominated by light and Mediterranean dishes.