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Kartenabschnitt von Mündung Saale bis Elbe-Havel-Kanal

Saale River Estuary

N 51.954409, E 11.914136

The Saale River originates in the Fichtelgebirge Mountains and joins the Elbe River at Barby after 413 kilometres. It is the second longest tributary to the Elbe after the Vltava

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Barby Water Level Gauge
Foto: Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde

Barby Water Level Gauge

N 51.984820, E 11.881225

Due to the position of the Barby Water Level Gauge below the mouth of the Saale, the water levels measured there reflect the influence of the Saale. The gauge has existed since

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Elbe Flood Channel

N 52.026462, E 11.860406

The 25 kilometre-long Elbe flood channel is a component of the flood protection system of the cities of Magdeburg and Schönebeck. It is able to redirect 30 % of the Elbe's flooding

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Pretziener Weir

N 52.039670, E 11.828070

The Pretziener Weir is located at the start of the Elbe Flooding Channel. This was erected between 1871 and 1875 in the riverbed of the Old Elbe. The 163 meter-long sandstone dam

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Schönebecker Salzblumenplatz

N 52.022514, E 11.741273

A change in the course of the river in the 11th century placed Frohse, the oldest area of Schönebeck, directly on the Elbe. The salt mined in the area around the city was

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Domfelsen Cliffs in Magdeburg

N 52.122831, E 11.636779

The Magdeburger Domfelsen Cliffs, which continue into the Elbe River, have the effect of controlling the speed of the river's flow. The flow rate in the city area amounts to

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Flood Level Mark in Magdeburg
Foto: M. Grafe

"Mechthild" Sculpture, Magdeburg

N 52.125841, E 11.638008

This 1.3 meter-high sculpture of Saint Mechthild was built in 2007 by Canadian artist Susan Turcot. It stands on the north end of the Fürstenwall with a view of the Elbe. The

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Magdeburg-Strombrücke Water Level Gauge

N 52.129616, E 11.644181

Water levels have been marked here regularly since 1727. The Magdeburg-Strombrücke Water Level Gauge is the oldest of its kind on the Elbe. It consists of numerous vertical bar

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Magdeburg Shipping Crossroads
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

Flood Level Mark in Magdeburg

N 52.133003, E 11.647678

This flood level mark from 2002 is located beneath the commemorative plaque dedicated to the construction of the Pretziener Weir.

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Gustav Zeuner Chain Steamer, Magdeburg Commercial Port

N 52.148267, E 11.661569

The Gustav Zeuner Chain Steamship is a museum ship located in the Magdeburg Commercial Port. It was built in 1894 in Dresden-Übigau, and it is one of the only nearly complete

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Domfelsen Cliffs in Magdeburg
Foto: A. Goerigk

Full-Portal Swivelling Crane, Magdeburg Commercial Port

N 52.146302, E 11.660104

This welded-steel construction, the full-portal swivelling crane, was built in 1956, and it possesses carrying a capacity of ten tons. It is now a protected monument. The lower

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Lifting Bridge, Magdeburg Commercial Port

N 52.149422, E 11.662384

This technical monument from the year 1894 connects the canal to the port for the port railway system. In order to ensure access in case of flooding, the 32 meter-long trough

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Elbe Flood Channel
Foto: M. Grafe

Lock Magdeburg (not completed)

N 52.160955, E 11.673789

The western bank used to be the position of the double tug lock until 1942. Each of the lock chambers is 325 meters long and 25 meters wide. The entire lock was completed up to a

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Biederitz Channel

N 52.173879, E 11.682243

In 1785, the Elbe was straightened at Biederitz. Together with the earlier channel cut at Lotsau (1740) and the channel at Magdeburg-Rothensee (1786/89), the length of the river

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Lostau Channel

N 52.205056, E 11.713228

The Elbe was straightened close to the town of Lostau in 1740. Together with channels cut later at Biederitz (1785) and Magdeburg-Rothensee (1786/89), the Elbe was straightened a

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Magdeburg-Strombrücke Water Level Gauge
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

Rothensee Channel

N 52.166088, E 11.680183

The channel at Rothensee was cut in 1789. Together with the previous channels cut shortly before this at Lostau (1740) and Biederitz (1785), this shortened the Elbe by

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Rothensee Shipping Lock

N 52.223889, E 11.672500

The Rothensee Lock was dedicated in 1938, and it is able to raise cargo by an average difference in altitude of 16 meters. After commissioning the neighbouring thrift lock in 2001,

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Foto: A. Goerigk

Trough Bridge at the Shipping Crossroads in Magdeburg

N 52.230556, E 11.701111

This trough bridge is completely constructed out of steel, and represents the core of the shipping crossroads. With 918 meters, it is the longest canal bridge in Europe and leads

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Magdeburg Shipping Crossroads

N 52.230638, E 11.701770

The shipping crossroads in Magdeburg are located to the north of the state capital of Magdeburg. It includes the following structures: the trough bridge, the thrift lock in

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