Neu ab 2017:
Wellensurfen

Neu ab 2017:
Bodyboarding

Technical information

Kanupark Markkleeberg is one of the most advanced white-water rafting centres in Europe and technically comparable to the Olympic facilities in Sydney, Athens and London.

The white-water rafting facility is located on the edge of Markkleeberger See. Pumps transport the water into the water channels. The Kanupark has a competition route and a training route.

Canoe Park Markkleeberg is one of the most advanced white water rafting centers in Europe and technically comparable to the Olympic facilities in Sydney, London and Rio de Janeiro.

The white water rafting facility is located on the edge of Markkleeberger See. Pumps transport the water into the water channels. The Canoe Park has a competition route and a training route.

The competition route is 270 m long and around 8.40 m wide. The difference in height between the starting and target pools is 5.20 m. Depending on the number of pumps that are switched on, the volume of water varies between 4 m³ and 18 m³ per second. The surface area of the starting pool is 715 m².

The training route is 130 m long and around 5.70 m wide. The difference in height between the starting and target pools is 1.80 m. Depending on the number of pumps that are switched on, the volume of water varies between 4 m³ and 13 m³ per second. The surface area of the starting pool is 680 m².

The boat conveyor belts between the target pool and each starting pool ensure non-stop fun – you don’t need to get out between rides.

The Canoe Park’s main building is located between the competition and training routes. It houses the changing rooms and sanitary facilities, office, storage and utility rooms, the area where equipment is issued and the KANU White Water Terrace.

The Kanupark’s pump system comprises a total of six units, with a total volume capacity of around 28,000 litres per second and a total output of around 2800 HP.

Two pumps are used for white-water rafting. That’s the equivalent of around 10,000 litres of water per second. For POWER rafting and when the professional rafters are training, three pumps are used with a total volume of around 14,000 litres per second. For Bodyboarding 5,000 liters per second are used and for Wave Surfing even 8,000 liters per second. The surf spot is appox. 5,6 m wide.

We use mobile obstacles to vary the white-water rafting conditions. The water which is pumped into the starting pool naturally flows down the white-water sections, with the obstacles directing it into streams. This creates currents, waves, rollers and eddies. Furthermore, by using different volumes of water it is possible to vary the flow speed and the power of the water.