Bike Touring Highlight
The Weser weir in Bremen-Hastedt regulated at Weserkilometer 362 the water level of the Middle Weser. The Bremen Weser weir of 1911 was replaced in the years 1989 to 1993 by a completely new, put into operation on 10 June 1993. It is located about 180 meters downstream of the old weir.
Bremen has a hydroelectric power station since 2011. The power plant runs underground beside the
existing Weserwehr and delivers an average of 39 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year. That's enough
to supply about 15,000 Bremen households with electricity - and saves the atmosphere
around 15,000 tons of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide annually. The plant with a capacity of up to
ten megawatts (MW) is currently the largest tide-dependent run-of-river power plant in Germany.
With low tide and high tide therefore fluctuates the power production. (Source: weserkraftwerk-bremen.de)
The Heimelinger lock at the Weserwehr serves the ships at the transition from Mittelweser to Unterweser. The Weser is dammed here in Bremen. In the two locks you can watch from above as the ships in the two lock channels are driven up or down. Especially with children a great experience.
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