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Location Brandenburg
Coordinates 52°26′45″N 12°34′00″E / 52.445833°N 12.566667°E / 52.445833; 12.566667Coordinates: 52°26′45″N 12°34′00″E / 52.445833°N 12.566667°E / 52.445833; 12.566667
Primary outflows River Havel
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 22 kilometres (14 mi)
Average depth 3 metres (9.8 ft)
Max. depth 9 metres (30 ft)

The Beetzsee is a lake in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated to the north and east of the city of Brandenburg an der Havel. It consists of four lake separate lake basins, which are connected by narrow channels. The uppermost of these basins is also known as the Riewendsee.

The lake is 22 kilometres (14 mi) long, and has a maximum depth of 9 metres (30 ft), with an average depth of 3 metres (9.8 ft).

The lake is navigable and connects, at its southern end, to the River Havel and the Silo Canal. Navigation is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße.[1][2]


  1. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. pp. 93–100. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 
  2. ^ "Hauptstrecken Abkürzungen" [Main route abbreviations] (in German). Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Beetzsee at Wikimedia Commons