|Until about 1994||Braunkohletagebau|
|2001 – 2012||Flooding of the lake|
The already existing water connection to the likewise already flooded and opened Markkleeberger lake is the first water connection of two lakes in the Leipziger New Zealand. The mining technology park in the immediate vicinity of the lake is also an interesting destination.
A maritime harbor for sailboats is located on the south shore of the lake.
An 100-year-old Waalschokker, a Dutch sailor who used to work in the Wadden Sea, enriches the tourist development of the Störmthaler See.
Since 2014, group trips can also be booked on the traditional sailing ship "Störmthal".
Further information about the traditional sailing ship under www.ms-stoermthal.de.
But the biggest attraction on Lake Störmthal is the small island or the art object VINETA, which was realized in 2010 as part of the "Art instead of coal" initiative. At 15 meters, it is currently the tallest floating structure on a German lake.
There are exciting offers and activities to do with VINETA, such as an amphibious tour with originally restored amphibious vehicles.