Lune (river)

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Topomap lune.svg
Course of the River Lune and its tributaries
State Lower Saxony, Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source south of Hipstedt
16 m above sea level (NN)
53°27′50″N 8°57′10″E / 53.46389°N 8.95278°E / 53.46389; 8.95278Coordinates: 53°27′50″N 8°57′10″E / 53.46389°N 8.95278°E / 53.46389; 8.95278
River mouth

Alte Lune: southeast of Fischereihafen (Bremerhaven),

Neue Lune: south of Dedesdorf into the Weser
2 m above sea level (NN)
53°25′13″N 8°30′13″E / 53.42028°N 8.50361°E / 53.42028; 8.50361
Length 43 km
Basin features
Progression Weser → North Sea
River system Weser
Landmarks Villages: Kirchwistedt, Stemmermühlen, Beverstedt, Lunestedt, Düring, Stotel, Nesse, Büttel, Neuenlande;
Lanhausen (=Alte Lune)
  • Left:
    Volkmarster Lune, Altwistedter Lune, Wellener Bach, Billerbeck, Gackau
  • Right:
    Beverstedter Bach, Dohrener Bach, Loxstedt- Düringer Moorkanal;
    Rohr (=Alte Lune)

The Lune is a river in Germany, some 43 kilometres (27 mi) long and a right tributary of the Lower Weser. It is a small lowland river, which is joined initially by the Volkmarster Lune on the boundary between the borough of Bremervörde and the district of Cuxhaven. Between Kirchwistedt and Stemmermühlen is its confluence with the Altwistedter Lune, and it then flows through Beverstedt, Lunestedt, Nesse near Loxstedt and Lanhausen to Lunesiel south of the Fischereihafen district of Bremerhaven. Until the beginning of the 17th century the river was a major transport artery and navigable as far as Deelbrügge.


  • Anke Breitlauch (Redaktion): Die Lune – ein Fluß wird verlegt. Herausgegeben vom Wasser- und Bodenverband Untere Lune, Lunestedt 1987.