view from the to the northeast from the south shore
|Max. length||2.8 km (1.7 mi)|
|Max. width||406 m (1,332 ft)|
|Surface area||0.667 km2 (0.258 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||29.4 m (96 ft)|
The lake extends in a north-south direction for over 2.8 km. Its widest point is 406 m and its narrowest 190 m. Sacrow, a district of Potsdam, is located on the southeastern shore. The remaining shore is forested and part of the Königswald Nature Preserve.
During the Cold War, the lake was part of the border isolating West Berlin and kept under close East German surveillance. In 1986 Rainer Liebeke of Gotha drowned in Sacrower See when attempting to escape to West Berlin.
- Nixdorf, B.; et al. (2004), "Sacrower See" (PDF), Dokumentation von Zustand und Entwicklung der wichtigsten Seen Deutschlands (in German), Berlin: Umweltbundesamt, p. 101
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