Lake Silbersee is situated in a densely wooded area and was created by flooding the former Werminghoff II lignite mine. It has been open for public use since the 1970s. Friedersdorf beach is a popular swimming spot on Lake Silbersee. Although public use of the lake is currently suspended because of mining reclamation work, the beach has been approved for swimming on a temporary basis.
Facts and figures
- Size of the lake: approx. 340 ha
A designated area at Friedersdorf beach has been approved for swimming on a temporary basis. Visitors with dogs can use a separate section of the beach. There is a sunbathing lawn with trees to provide shade. The bathing water quality in Lake Silbersee has been certified as excellent. However, sampling is currently suspended due to the swimming restrictions. The beach is not supervised.
- Parking at Friedersdorf beach (charges apply)
Leisure facilities and activities
- Playground on Friedersdorf beach
- Beach volleyball and basketball courts on Friedersdorf beach
- Geological discovery trail with rock samples from mines near Lohsa, located at Friedersdorf beach
Food and drink around Lake Silbersee
- Strandbistro snack bar on Friedersdorf beach
- Zur Waldschenke restaurant in Friedersdorf
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