Stepenitz (Elbe)

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Stepenitz
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The Stepenitz in Perleberg
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Brandenburg
River mouth Elbe
52°59′22″N 11°44′47″E / 52.98944°N 11.74639°E / 52.98944; 11.74639Coordinates: 52°59′22″N 11°44′47″E / 52.98944°N 11.74639°E / 52.98944; 11.74639
Physical characteristics
Length 84 km (52 mi)

The Stepenitz is a river in the district of Prignitz, Brandenburg, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Elbe and runs for approximately 84 kilometers. The Dömnitz is a left tributary of the Stepenitz.

The Stepenitz's source is about five kilometers south of Meyenburg. Along with the Karthane, the Stepenitz flows into the Elbe at Wittenberge.

The Gänsetour ("geese tour") is an approximately 70 km long bicycle route along the Stepenitz. It is named in honor of the family Gans zu Putlitz, one of the oldest noble families of Brandenburg.

Course of the Stepenitz in Brandenburg
Stepenitz in Putlitz

Localities on the Stepenitz include:

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Media related to Stepenitz (Brandenburg) at Wikimedia Commons