Diving in Central Germany

Central Germany, or Mitteldeutschland in german, can be described as Germany’s unexplored pulsating heart. With stunning cities like Dresden, Leipzig, Erfurt and Weimar, whose historical legacy never override their modern jubilance, it really should not be often overlooked by divers of all levels.

Geographically, the region would correspond to the landlocked German states without external borders, therefore pinpointing the federal lands Hesse, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia as being Central Germany.

From the wonderful German Central Uplands, Mittelgebirgsschwelle in German, to the fertile Thuringian Basin, Mitteldeutschland’s low mountains and rolling hills, offers divers an opportunity to explore German V-2 Rocket caves, mercurial riverbeds, flooded mines, and quarry lakes bordered by forested mountains. Ditch the museums, cathedrals and castles.

Though not known for its diving internationally, Central Germany is packed full of interesting, varied, and historically important dive sites. Whether you are a novice whose “baptism dive” occurs in the beautiful shallows, or veteran probing the depths of flooded underground tunnels carved from former gypsum mines by slave labor, there is something for every diver.

Our advice is to ditch the museums, cathedrals and castles, and head straight to Central Germany’s many dive sites to enjoy underwater life, incredibly clear waters and an exciting underwater topography that will keep even the most experienced divers entertained.

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Wildlife in Central Germany

Like Southern Germany, if you are interested in underwater flora and fauna, Central Germany should keep you entertained for days. From fish diving, to underwater photography, depending on the area of course, there is much to see here. With a multitude of species of fish on offer, including carps, pike-perch, barbel, catfish, sturgeon, tench, char, carp, salmon, trout, perch, bream, grayling, eel, and coregonus, Central Germany’s marine diversity will keep even the most experienced of fish divers happy. Divers interested in German history, especially WWII, will savour the water locked underground factories, carved into a complex of massive hollow caves in the Harz Mountains.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
European Bitterling
Tench
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles
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Freshwater Fishes
Common Rudd
Bass
Pike
Carp
Trout
Eel
Walleye
Perch
Catfish
Salmon
Sturgeon
Crayfish
European Bitterling
Tench
Loach Goby
Snakes
Snakes
Turtles
Turtles

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