|Location||Holzminden, South Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Main source||on the Holzberg
|River mouth||at Brunswick Gate
near Bodenwerder into the Weser
|Length||23.7 km (14.7 mi) |
|Progression||Weser→ North Sea|
|Basin size||125 km2 (48 sq mi) |
The Lenne flows in a predominantly northwesterly direction through the villages of Linnenkamp and Wangelnstedt, where it passes the uplands of Elfas (max. ) to the west. After the village of Lenne the River Lenne runs northeast past the hills of the Homburg Forest (max. ) and through the town of Eschershausen (with its suburb of Scharfoldendorf), from where it passes between the two ridges of the Ith (max. ; some distance off) to the north and Vogler (max. ) to the south. As it does, the Lenne flows through Oelkassen and Kirchbrak and passes the village of Linse (in the borough of Bodenwerder), where it is joined by its largest tributary, the Spüligbach.
The Lenne finally discharges into the Weser on the northern edge of the Vogler between the Eckberg ( ; with its Bismarck Tower) to the north and the Königszinne ( ; with its observation tower) to the south, immediately east of the town of Bodenwerder.
Mouth of the Lenne
The gorge at the mouth of the Lenne is known as the Brunswick Gate (German: Braunschweigische Pforte or Latin: Porta Brunswiga). The water gap created by the Lenne opens up a gate here from the former Hanoverian town of Bodenwerder into the former Duchy of Brunswick.
The sand washed into the Weser by the Lenne at one time formed a ford, so that a trade route crossed here very early on. As a result Kemnade Abbey was founded as early as 960 on the opposite side of the mouth of the Lenne.