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Kartenabschnitt von Mündung Schwarze Elster bis Pegel Aken

Black Elster River Estuary

N 51.816276, E 12.832407

The Black Elster River originates in Upper Lusatia and joins the Elbe River after 188 kilometres. The word "Elster" supposedly comes from the Indo-Germanic word for "flow/current".

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Schönitz Flood Gates, Wörlitzer Gartenreich
Foto: F. Torger

Gallin Channel

N 51.831906, E 12.773237

A channel was cut at this location in 1868. Between 1949 and 1990, both sides were declared a demilitarized zone, and the banks were exposed to erosion. Groyne systems and a bank

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg Water Level Gauge

N 51.856455, E 12.646227

The water level has been consistently read at the water level gauge in Wittenberg since 1817. The gauge is mounted on a staircase. An automatic system featuring remote data

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Selbitz Pumping Station at Wittenberg

N 51.822795, E 12.531989

A pumping station has been present for the canal here since 2005. Pumping stations have the task of lifting water from a lower level to a higher one. Next, the water flows down a

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Reconstructed Dyke East of Rhesen

N 51.828986, E 12.520666

Dykes surround Dessau-Rosslau that were rebuilt and restored after the summer flooding in 2002. Many of the burms present here (land or water-side slopes of the dykes) may be

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Weisses Wallwachhaus, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.839238, E 12.509168

The Weisses Wallwachhaus is the most recent flood watching tower in the Wörlitzer Gartenreich. It was built in 1900 as a part of the observation and warning system along the Elbe

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Proteusstein Warning Altar, Wörlitzer Gartenreich
Foto: LHW

Rhesen Dyke Gates, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.830318, E 12.499284

The Rhesen Dyke Gates are located at flood level marks from 1845 and 2002. The dyke gates are a part of a dyke line that is approximately 30 kilometres long and was erected between

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Wallwachhaus Helle Eichen, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.840428, E 12.479651

The Wallwachhaus Helle Eichen flood watching tower was restored in 2005, and today it provides shelter to cyclists along the Elbe bicycle path. Flood watching towers were created

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Wallwachhaus Rehsen, Wörlitzer Gartenreich
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

Wallwachhaus Mittelhölzer, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.822702, E 12.405404

Flood watching towers were created as part of the observation and warning system along the Elbe Dyke. They provided a good overview of the water level situation in case of

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Wallwachhaus Rehsen, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.822702, E 12.490339

The Rehsener Wallwachhaus is a German half-timber house that was built in 1795 on a foundation of quarried stone. These guard houses provided accommodation to the flood watching

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Black Elster River Estuary
Foto: L. Grafe

Schlafdeiche, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.817074, E 12.489784

The Schlafdeiche dykes are old dykes that protected the former Principality of Anhalt-Dessau against flooding from Saxony and Prussia. As new dykes were built, these were

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2002 Flood Emergency Dyke, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.817421, E 12.477693

The street from Gohrau to Rehsen is the site of the remains of an emergency dyke that was erected during the flooding in 2002.

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Wallwachhaus Mittelhölzer, Wörlitzer Gartenreich
Foto: Landesbetrieb Hochwasserschutz u. Wasserwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt

Schönitz Flood Gates, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.840968, E 12.461511

The Schönitz Flood Gates are a part of the drainage of the hinterland area, and they were restored after the flooding in 2002. Water level gauges have been mounted on the steps of

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Flood Level Mark on the Schönitz Flood Gates, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.840968, E 12.461511

The flood level marks from 1845 and 2002 on the Schönitz Flood Gates were restored in 2005.

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Wallwachhaus Limesturm, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.841106, E 12.456876

These flood watching towers were built within the context of the Dessau-Wörlitz Gardens by Prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz von Anhalt-Dessau (1740 – 1817) under the direction of

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Wallwachhaus Limesturm, Wörlitzer Gartenreich
Foto: F. Torger

Proteusstein Warning Altar, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.846171, E 12.454698

The Proteusstein is a monument featuring traces of the flooding in 1771. The stone is located on one of the nine hills that were built to defend against the ice in 1795. It bears a

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Rotes Wallwachhaus, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.846002, E 12.438396

The Red Flood Tower (Rotes Wallwachhaus) was built in 1772 in the Classical style based on a design by the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff. It is a part of the flood

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg Water Level Gauge
Foto: Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde

Wallwachhaus zum Pferde, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.848418, E 12.427146

The Horse's Guard Tower was designed by the architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorff and built in 1769. An image of a knight has been chiselled into the wall above the

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Wallwachhaus am Berting, Wörlitzer Gartenreich

N 51.840189, E 12.389815

Flood watching towers were created as part of the observation and warning system along the Elbe Dyke. They provided a good overview of the water level situation in case of

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