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Senftenberg (Sorbian: Zły Komorow) is a city of 24,000 people (2019) in Brandenburg right on the border with Saxony. Perhaps the most interesting feature is nearby "Lake Senftenberg" (Senftenberger See), a flooded former open-pit lignite mine which has been used for recreation and tourism since the 1970s.

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The town sits in the middle of the Lusatian Lake District, a collection of lakes created from the flooding of former open-cast lignite mines.

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Map of Senftenberg

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  • 1 Festung Senftenberg (Senftenberg Castle and Fortress, Art collection Lausitz), Schlossstraße, +49 3573 870 2400. Tu-F 12:00-17:00, Sa Su 10:30-17:30. The castle is a three-wing complex from the Renaissance. The museum offers the exhibition "Stadt-Land-Industrie" and the "Kunstsammlung Lausitz" - an exciting experience on Lusatia. Adult €6; student, disabled, youth over 16 €4.50; pensioner €5.50; child up to the age of 16 free. Schloss Senftenberg (Q1408971) on Wikidata
  • 2 Rostiger Nagel. A lookout tower.

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Senftenberg Wendische Kirche
  • 1 Wendische Kirche. In addition to being used as a church, it also hosts all number of "secular" events. Wendisch is an old German term indicating speakers of Slavic languages and there are once again occasional services in Sorbian after the last such service was held in 1880. Wendische Kirche (Q1709501) on Wikidata
Senftenberger See
  • 2 Senftenberger See (Sorbian: Złykomorojski jazor). Flooding of the former open pit lignite mine began in 1967 and ended in 1972. Since then, this lake has been used for recreation and there are (as usual for East Germany) a bunch of "textile-less" beaches as well as "normal" ones. Senftenberger See (Q149660) on Wikidata Lake Senftenberg on Wikipedia
  • 3 Neue Bühne Senftenberg. The local theatre. Neue Bühne Senftenberg (Q1979479) on Wikidata
  • 4 Geierswalder See (Lejnjanski jězor). Geierswalder See (Q145455) on Wikidata
  • 5 Sedlitzer See (Sedlišćański jazor). Sedlitzer See (Q160978) on Wikidata
  • 6 Sornoer Kanal. A 1,250 m (4,100 ft) long canal linking Geierswalder See and Sedlitzer See. Sornoer Kanal (Q1336236) on Wikidata
  • 7 Partwitzer See (Parcowski jězor). Partwitzer See (Q160442) on Wikidata
  • 8 Rosendorfer Kanal. A 440 m (1,440 ft) long canal linking Partiwtzer See and Sedlitzer See. (Q2167077) on Wikidata
  • 9 Großräschener See (Rański jazor). Großräschener See (Q160841) on Wikidata
  • 10 Ilse-Kanal. A 1,197 m (3,927 ft) long canal linking Großräschener See and Sedlitzer See. Ilse-Canal (Q102452917) on Wikidata
  • 11 Barbara-Kanal. A 1,150 m (3,770 ft) canal linking Geierswalder See and Partwitzer See. (Q807318) on Wikidata
  • 12 Koschener Kanal. A 1,050 m (3,440 ft) long canal linking Senftenberger See and Geierswalder See. Koschener Kanal (Q103111641) on Wikidata

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  • 5 Hotel Kronprinz, Ernst-Thälmann Straße 44, +49 3573 808845. Restaurant 11:30 – 00:00. Onsite beer garden, and restaurant serving Italian food. single from €40, double from €55.

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