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The Wakenitz (Slavic perch river) is a right tributary of the Trave in the southeast of Schleswig-Holstein, which drains the Ratzeburg Lake and is about 14.9 kilometers long. The Wakenitz is the natural outflow of the Ratzeburg lake. It leaves the lake at the northernmost point at Rothenhusen and runs in north-northwest direction to the urban area Lübeck. Until the construction of the Elbe-Lübeck Canal (1896-1900) Wakenitz the city hill and flowed south of Lübeck in the Trave. After the canal construction, the Wakenitz was closed off by a dam (Falkendamm) and drained u. a. over the Düker into the Krähenteich / mill pond. The Wakenitz forms the border between the federal states of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern over long distances.
February 27, 2019
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