Bike Touring Highlight
Cyclegila is right: it is the Gneversdorfer river (man-made) that flows into the Elbe here. The actual Havel flows into the Elbe at Quitzöbel. But the receiving water and the Havel simply merge into one another so that it is hardly noticeable at first. I had only been amazed at the further course that was similar to a channel. Wikipedia: Since the Lower Havel has a lower slope than the Elbe, the Gnevsdorfer receiving water was created at the beginning of the 20th century. This channel makes it possible to direct the water of the Havel only ten kilometers downstream of the natural mouth into the Elbe. As a result, the mean water level of the Havel is below that of the Elbe at Havelberg. A lock channel enables shipping to overcome this difference in height. In the event of threatening floods on the Elbe, the Havel lowlands can be flooded as polders for flood protection for the Elbe.
June 2, 2020
Here the Gnevsdorf receiving water flows into the Elbe. There is no direct way to the top, a paddock has been created for trusting horses. The mouth of the Havel into the Elbe is already 10 km back in the direction of the Havelberg, the bike tour there is definitely worth it.
October 31, 2021
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