Markkleeberg – Landscaped gardens and water sport in front of the door
Markkleeberg has about 25 000 residents and is located on the southern border of Leipzig city at the river Pleiße in direct neighborhood to Böhlen and Zwenkau. The whole south of Leipzig and therefore Markkleeberg is shaped by an impressive lake scape that is caused due to the recultivation of the former mining industry area. Whether it is for relaxing trips or water sport activities Markkleeberg has due to its wide net of bike- and hike-trails all around the Cospudener and Markkleeberger lake and the canoe park an enormous amount of attractive objectives.
Besides the extensive possibilities for water sport enthusiasts three landscape parks will fasten the heartbeat of garden art lovers. Especially to mention is the agra-park that was built on the model of the English landscape gardens. On top of the architectural and botanical attractions an event site invites for regular exhibitions, markets and celebrations. If this sounds a little too idyllic one can enjoy the lively happenings in the different areas of the city with its good infrastructure.
The proximity to Leipzig is reflected by the constantly growing industrial areas in the city and it makes Markkleeberg as industry location economically attractive. Commuters profit from the ideal location close to the train line Leipzig-Hof and with its direct connection to the regional trains connecting Markkleeberg straight with Leipzig city.