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Forces of nature create the "Plat'sche Brack" in the 16th centuryThe forces of nature created the conditions for the later port in the 16th century. In the place of today's harbor, dyke breaks in 1509 and 1529 created a deep water surface. At that time, the area of water at that time, which belonged to the Sievers court (today Sievers restaurant) and to the majority of the Plath court (now Bardowicks), was called "Creuhe-Brack". In the 19th century, more precisely in the spring of 1814, the dike broke again at the same place on the "Plat'schen Bracks" as the area was called at that time. The port area was not suitable for permanent berths for ships, as it was exposed to the ice during the winter months without protection.
It was only when the wing dike existed as an extension between Lassrönne-Haue and the Ilmenau estuary that the then power engineering administration moved to prepare the existing deep brackets for navigability and to expand the harbor basin to its current size in 1887/1888. Except for the entrance and exit, the port receives a dike arm as a separation from the Ilmenau, so that the dike on today's Hoopter Straße and the Stöckter Deich encloses the port area and offers reliable protection. This makes it possible to unload and load goods in the small harbor basin. Although located in the Stöckte district, the port is misleadingly referred to by the shipping authorities as the "Port Hoopte" due to the close connection to the Elbe.More detailed information about the port:stoeckter-hafen-ev.de
November 16, 2018
Here the Ilmenau flows into the Elbe. Imposing barrage for water regulation, Consider the hinterland is marshland.
The Ilmenausperrwerk in Hoopte (city of Winsen / Luhe) is located at the mouth of the Ilmenau in the Elbe. It forms part of a flood protection concept on the tidal river Unterelbe from the Geesthacht barrage to the mouth of the river into the North Sea, which was developed as a result of the heavy storm surge in February 1962.
The Ilmenausperrwerk, the southernmost barrage on the Lower Elbe, protects the lowlands of Ilmenau and Luhe. The construction of the barrage was begun in 1969. At the end of 1973, the barrage was put into operation for the time being, but it was completed in May 1976. The construction costs amounted to the equivalent of about 12 million euros (about 23.8 million DM).
December 16, 2016
The Ilmenausperrwerk in Hoopte (city Winsen (Luhe)) is located at the mouth of the Ilmenau in the Elbe. It forms part of a flood protection concept on the tidal river Unterelbe from the Geesthacht barrage to the mouth of the river into the North Sea, which was developed as a result of the heavy storm surge in February 1962.The Ilmenausperrwerk, the southernmost barrage on the Lower Elbe, protects the lowlands of Ilmenau and Luhe. The construction of the barrage was begun in 1969. At the end of 1973, the barrage was put into operation for the time being, but it was completed in May 1976. The construction costs amounted to the equivalent of about 12 million euros (about 23.8 million DM).The building is 33.64 m deep and 47.90 m wide. The passage width is 16 m, the Drempeltiefe in the shipping opening 3 to 4 m below sea level. The flood openings on both sides of the shipping opening have a width of 10 m each. The navigational opening can be closed by two binding gates, the flood openings by two lifting gates each. The barrage is closed during storm surge from a water level of 3.30 m above sea level in the winter half-year and 2.90 m above sea level in the summer half-year. Above the barrage, at a height of 9.50 m above sea level, a fixed road bridge runs along the Elbuferstraße.de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilmenausperrwerk
July 20, 2019
The DLRG house is a youth home and is also used as a water rescue station. It is located directly on a peninsula between the Elbe on one side and the Ilmenau on the other.
Various rooms are available for accommodation. A total of 23 guests can stay in the house.
In summer there is the possibility to do water sports directly on the Elbe. Since the water quality has improved in recent years, the opportunity is used by many guests.
The house can be booked by arrangement with and without meals. The catering consists of home-style cooking.
The DLRG Winsen / Luhe team will be happy to answer any questions about reservations and bookings.
Various teaching material is available in the classrooms for training. An overhead projector, a video system and a blackboard are also available.
The house is used not only by the DLRG from various regional associations for training, instruction and exams, but also by sports clubs, youth groups and school classes.More detailed information:winsen.dlrg.de/die-ortsgruppe/unser-haus
May 24, 2020
Coming from Hoopte or Laßrönne, the Stöckter Hafen is the nice start to drive on the Old Stöckter Deich towards Winsen. The drive on the old dike is very picturesque. The Elbe meadows on the left and the villages on the right, with houses beautifully situated on the Bracks.
January 17, 2021
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