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Coat of arms of Elsfleth
Coat of arms
Elsfleth  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 53°14′N 8°28′E / 53.233°N 8.467°E / 53.233; 8.467Coordinates: 53°14′N 8°28′E / 53.233°N 8.467°E / 53.233; 8.467
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Wesermarsch
 • Mayor Traute von der Kammer (CDU / SPD)
 • Total 115.15 km2 (44.46 sq mi)
Elevation 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,094
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 26931
Dialling codes 04404
Vehicle registration BRA
Website www.elsfleth.de

Elsfleth is a town in the district of Wesermarsch, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Hunte with the Weser, on the left bank of the Weser, on the railway Hude-Nordenham. It has an Evangelical church, a school of navigation (university of applied sciences), a harbour and docks.

Elsfleth offers many recreational facilities even though it is a small town,. It is an ideal place for families that want to escape big cities and like outdoor activities that are not only limited to tennis and biking. A nearby beach area and sailing club "SWE" contribute to Elsfleth's maritime character. So does the tall ship club "Großherzogin Elisabeth" amicably called "Lissi". Nearby larger cities are Brake, Nordenham, Oldenburg, and Bremen.

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

  • Friedrich Bolte (1860-1940), Director of the Hamburg Navigation School
  • Karl Schröder (1890-1966), tax consultant and politician (SPD)
  • Erich Zander (1906-1985), jurist, politician (CDU)
  • Horst Karsten (born 1936), versatility rider, Olympic medal winner

Connected to Elsfleth[edit]

Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1801