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Kartenabschnitt von Tideelbe bis Leuchttonne Elbe

Tideelbe

N 53.432958, E 10.303717

The Tideelbe is the portion of the Elbe that is influenced by the tides, and it reaches from the mouth of the river in Cuxhaven to the Geesthacht Weir, 120 kilometres away. The

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Teufelsbrück Flood Monument, Hamburg
Foto: W. Hindersin

Bunthäuser Spitze, Hamburg

N 53.455835, E 10.071695

The point at Bunthäuser Spitze separates the Elbe for approximately 15 kilometres into the North and South Elbe. The Leuchtfeuer Bunthaus lighthouse was erected on the point in

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Billwerder Bucht Barrage, Hamburg

N 53.528881, E 10.044079

Billwerder Bay (Billwerder Bucht) was created more than one hundred years ago as the result of an old arm of the North Elbe being cut off. The barrage was built in 1965, and in

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Hamburg Flood Protection System

N 53.544012, E 9.986728

The public flood protection systems in Hamburg feature a total length of nearly 100 kilometres. They are especially extensive in the area of the old city between Oberbaumbrücke

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St. Pauli Water Level Gauge, Hamburg

N 53.545655, E 9.969959

The water gauge house has been present in St. Pauli since as early as 1863. This was the first registered "flood measurement station" in Germany. The level tower was created

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"Die Elbe" Sculpture, Hamburg

N 53.543299, E 9.937297

In 2006, the sculpture "Die Elbe" was dedicated as a symbol of the partnership between the Elbe cities of Dresden and Hamburg. It is located in front of the office complex

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St. Pauli Water Level Gauge, Hamburg
Foto: W. Hindersin

Waltershof Port Area, Hamburg

N 53.526330, E 9.901686

During the night from the 16th to the 17th of February 1962, Hamburg suffered the most catastrophic flood in its history. Approximately 120 square kilometres of the city were

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Estemündung Barrage, Hamburg

N 53.535136, E 9.790331

The exterior Este storm flooding barrage was erected after the storm flood in 1962 and it was commissioned in 1967. The facility possesses mitre gates with a permitted traffic

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Billwerder Bucht Barrage, Hamburg
Foto: W. Hindersin

Teufelsbrück Flood Monument, Hamburg

N 53.547887, E 9.866849

This monument is located in Nienstedten, close to the Teufelsbrück Dock. This monument is a reminder of the storm floods in 1962 and 1976, both of which are marked with the highest

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Elbe Crossing 2 Transmission Towers

N 53.602947, E 9.604025

In order to ensure the minimum height of 75 meters for ship passage on the Elbe, two transmission towers were constructed north of Wedel, and these are among the highest in Europe.

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Elbe Seaward Border
Foto: R. Herold

Kiel Canal

N 53.887597, E 9.134874

The north bank of the mouth of the Elbe at Brunsbüttel is the location of the entrance to the Kiel Canal. This nearly 100 kilometre-long canal was opened in 1895 as the Kaiser

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Kugelbake Cuxhafen

N 53.891802, E 8.687203

This nearly 30 meter-tall ball beacon marks the position where the Elbe transitions into the open sea. It was first built in 1703, it received its current appearance in 1924, and

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Kiel Canal
Foto: R. Herold

Elbe Seaward Border

N 53.891802, E 8.687203

The seaward border of the Elbe represents the end of the Inner Elbe. This position is determined by the German Federal Waterways Act as the connecting line between the ball beacon

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Elbe Light Buoy

N 54.000303, E 8.177261

Since 31 March 2000, a red and white light buoy featuring a ball on its top has been present at shipping kilometre 769.4. This buoy replaced the signal ship located here, ending

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