To the south of the Markkleeberger See is its big brother, the Störmthaler See.
The Störmthaler See forms a tourist unit with the neighboring Markkleeberger See through a lake-connecting canal bed as well as common cycling and hiking trails. It was created from the former Espenhain open-cast mine.
The mining technology park, visible from afar, is a place of living history and the memory of the technological work process of an open pit mine. The art object "VINETA" is a reminder of the lost places of lignite and has been used as a space for wedding ceremonies and events since it was anchored in the middle of the lake. It can be visited by Germany's unique amphibious vehicle or by ferry. Archery enthusiasts are welcome in the 3D archery course.
The vacation resort LAGOVIDA directly at the water provides for relaxed vacations. Less quiet it goes every year in August - then the three-day indie rock festival "Highfield" takes place with up to 35,000 visitors.
Shoreline: 20 km
Water surface: 733 ha
Depth: up to 56 m
Water level: approx. +117 m NHN
Water volume: approx. 157 million m³