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Luftbild Schwielowsee Caputh Werder-Havel Glindower-See March aerial 2014.jpg
Aerial picture of Schwielowsee and surroundings
Map of the lake
Location Brandenburg
Coordinates 52°20′16″N 12°57′18″E / 52.337752°N 12.954941°E / 52.337752; 12.954941Coordinates: 52°20′16″N 12°57′18″E / 52.337752°N 12.954941°E / 52.337752; 12.954941
Primary inflows River Havel
Primary outflows River Havel
Basin countries Germany
Max. length 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi)
Max. width 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Surface area 7.86 square kilometres (3.03 sq mi)
Max. depth 9.1 metres (30 ft)
Surface elevation 29.3 metres (96 ft)
Settlements Caputh, Ferch, Geltow

Schwielowsee is a lake in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated to the south and west of the city of Potsdam. The villages of Caputh, Ferch and Geltow, on the banks of the lake, form the municipality of Schwielowsee.

The lake is some 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) long, with a maximum width of 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) and a surface area is 7.86 square kilometres (3.03 sq mi). It lies at an elevation of 29.3 metres (96 ft) above sea level, and has a maximum depth of 9.1 metres (30 ft).

The navigable River Havel flows through the eastern end of the lake, entering it at Caputh via a short channel from the Templiner See, and exiting to the north. The lake is also navigable to its south-western end at Ferch. Navigation is administered as part of the Untere Havel–Wasserstraße.[1][2]

View of the lake from Ferch


  1. ^ Sheffield, Barry (1995). Inland Waterways of Germany. St Ives: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson. pp. 93–100. ISBN 0-85288-283-1. 
  2. ^ "Hauptstrecken Abkürzungen" [Main route abbreviations] (in German). Wasser- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

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