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Fürstenberg-Schwedtsee II.JPG
LocationFürstenberg, Oberhavel, Brandenburg
Coordinates53°11′18″N 13°08′59″E / 53.188268°N 13.149605°E / 53.188268; 13.149605Coordinates: 53°11′18″N 13°08′59″E / 53.188268°N 13.149605°E / 53.188268; 13.149605
Primary inflowsRiver Havel
Primary outflowsRiver Havel
Basin countriesGermany
Surface area750,000 m2 (8,100,000 sq ft)
Max. depth3.5 m (11 ft)

Schwedtsee is a lake in the Mecklenburg Lake District, in Germany. It is situated in the district of Oberhavel in the state of Brandenburg, and lies to the east of the centre of the town of Fürstenberg. The site of the Ravensbrück concentration camp was adjacent to the lake, and a memorial is now situated between the lake and the camp site.

The lake has about an area of 750,000 square metres (8,100,000 sq ft) and is up to 3.5 metres (11 ft) deep.

The navigable River Havel flows through the southern section Schwedtsee, entering it directly from the adjacent Baalensee, and exiting it via an adjacent 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) channel to the Stolpsee. The lake is navigable to its eastern end, and navigation is administered as part of the Obere–Havel–Wasserstraße.[1][2]


  1. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. pp. 106–108. ISBN 0-85288-283-1.
  2. ^ "Hauptstrecken Abkürzungen" [Main route abbreviations] (in German). Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2011-02-06.