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2010 Wangnitzsee.JPG
The north coast of Wangnitzsee
Location Priepert, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Coordinates 53°14′37″N 13°3′59″E / 53.24361°N 13.06639°E / 53.24361; 13.06639Coordinates: 53°14′37″N 13°3′59″E / 53.24361°N 13.06639°E / 53.24361; 13.06639
Primary inflows River Havel
Primary outflows River Havel
Basin countries Germany
Surface area 1.9 square kilometres (0.73 sq mi)
Surface elevation 54.9 metres (180 ft)

Wangnitzsee is a lake in the Mecklenburg Lake District, in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It is situated in the district of Mecklenburgische Seenplatte.

The lake has an elevation of 54.9 metres (180 ft) and a surface area of 1.9 square kilometres (0.73 sq mi).

The navigable River Havel briefly flows through the Wangnitzsee, both entering and exiting at the west end of the lake. The river enters from a 7.2 kilometres (4.5 mi) channel from Wesenberg and the Woblitzsee, and exiting directly into the Großer Priepertsee. The lake itself 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. Retrieved 2011-02-06.