Page 1 > from Havel River Estuary to Geestgottberger Pumping Station

Kartenabschnitt von Mündung Havel bis Steinschleuse Dömitz

Havel River Estuary

N 52.874984, E 12.003679

The mouth area of the Havel River was already a natural reservoir and discharge area for the Elbe's floodwaters. From 1771 to 1954, the former mouth was gradually moved in stages

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Havel River Estuary
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

Neuwerben Inlet Weir

N 52.877445, E 12.008915

The Neuwerben Inlet Weir is a part of the Quitzöbel Weir Group. In case of flooding, the weir at Neuwerben opens before the crest of the Elbe passes the mouth of the Havel. This

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Quitzöbel Weir Group

N 52.880514, E 12.004688

The Quitzöbel Weir Group consists of the Altarmwehr Quitzöbel Weir, the Quitzöbel Channel Weir, the Neuwerben Inlet Weir, and the Gnevsdorf Weir. This enables the Havel lowland to

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Elbe erosion, mouth of the Havel up to Gorleben

N 52.874310, E 11.999989

The Elbe is especially subject to morphological changes by erosion along the route between the mouth of the Havel and Gorleben at Elbe kilometre 438.0 to 495.0. Underwater dunes

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Lennewitzer Eichen Nature Experience Point

N 52.889314, E 11.958906

This point presents a view of the artificial Havel flood control system and the broad plain of the Elbe. A thick alluvial forest once grew here, but now it has been planned to make

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Waterfowl Viewing Point, Legde

N 52.884014, E 11.967262

A waterfowl viewing point is located on this narrow isthmus between the Elbe and Havel.

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Quitzöbel Weir Group
Foto: LHW

Gnevsdorf Inlet Weir

N 52.907537, E 11.886043

In order to relieve the Havel plain during flooding, construction of the ten kilometre-long Gnevsdorfer flood control system was started in 1937. Over the course of this project,

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Gnevsdorfer Flood Control System Estuary

N 52.908242, E 11.877573

The Gnevsdorfer Flood Control System is an approximately 11 kilometre-long canal between the Havel and the Elbe. This is an artificial drain for the Havel that relocates the

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Gnevsdorf Inlet Weir
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Visitor Centre in Rühstädt

N 52.917993, E 11.872780

The visitor centre for the biosphere reserve "Flusslandschaft Elbe" in Rühstädt is home to the exhibit "Weltenbummler Adebar". Due to the natural river landscape, up to 40 pairs of

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Geissbreite Alluvial Forest Development, Rühstädter Bend

N 52.914932, E 11.846641

As a method to compensate the dyke construction in the Rühstädter Bend, 2.7 hectares of thick forest and three small ponds were created on a former field and meadows. A field

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Bälower Elbblick Nature Experience Point

N 52.936361, E 11.858146

The meadows of the Bälower plain are covered with old waterways and hooks. Dry grassland, thorny hedges, and lone elm and oak trees form a mosaic of diverse living spaces.

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"Sandkrug" Environmental Education Centre

N 52.949436, E 11.852172

Directly on the Elbe, near to the European "Stork Town" Rühstädt, visitors will find the holiday apartment complex of the Förderverein des Biosphärenreservats Flusslandschaft

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Hinzdorf Observation Turret

N 52.963921, E 11.793841

This observation turret at Hinzdorfer Weir is one of many observation turrets on the nature experience route between the towns of Garz and Abbendorf. From this point, different

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Garsedow Pumping Station

N 52.984167, E 11.788230

The Garsedow Pumping Station is one of the largest pumping stations in Germany. This facility helps regulate the water of the Karthane and to secure agricultural areas. When

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Rühstädter Bogen

N 52.914932, E 11.846641

As a means of compensating the dyke built at the Rühstädter Bend (Rühstädter Bogen ), 2.7 hectares of richly structured forest area and three small ponds were built on former

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Stepenitz River Estuary

N 52.988973, E 11.764970

The Stepenitz River, which runs 86.4 kilometres, is the only river that joins the Elbe freely (without a pumping station or a weir) in Brandenburg. This was the location of a

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Wittenberge Port

N 52.988559, E 11.758275

The port at Wittenberge is located in the natural estuary area of the Stepenitz and Karthane rivers. It began commercial operations in December 2009. The connection to the A14

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Wittenberge Water Level Gauge

N 52.985704, E 11.759740

Underneath the railway bridge in Wittenberge, visitors will find the water level gauge of the same name, which has been read regularly since 1848. It consists of two inclined

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Geestgottberger Pumping Station

N 52.951631, E 11.694635

This historical system is an important element of the Geestgottberger Groyne System, which was erected in 1927. The simple brick construction was influenced architecturally by the

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