Seeve near Jesteburg
|- location||Lüneburg Heath|
|Length||40.8 km (25.4 mi) |
|Basin size||472 km2 (182 sq mi) |
|Progression||Elbe→ North Sea|
The River Seeve is a tributary of the Elbe in northern Germany. It is approximately 40 km (25 mi) long. Its source is near Wehlen in the northern part of the Lüneburg Heath. It flows into the Elbe in Over, Seevetal. The municipality of Seevetal is named after this river.
The Seeve source is located south-east of Undeloh, Wehlen in the northern part of the Lüneburg Heath at an elevation of aubout 67 metres. It passes Holm, Lüllau, Jesteburg, Bendestorf, Ramelsloh, Horst, Lindhorst, Hittfeld, Karoxbostel, Glüsingen, Maschen and Hörsten. It then flows into the Elbe between Over and Wuhlenburg.
The Seeve has a relatively steady, low water temperature throughout the year of 7 °C (45 °F) and is known as coldest river in northern Germany.