Zwischenahner Meer

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Zwischenahner Meer
LocationAmmerland, Lower Saxony
Coordinates53°11′52″N 8°1′2″E / 53.19778°N 8.01722°E / 53.19778; 8.01722Coordinates: 53°11′52″N 8°1′2″E / 53.19778°N 8.01722°E / 53.19778; 8.01722
Primary inflowsAuebach, Halfsteder Bäke, Elmendorfer Bäke
Primary outflowsAue, Speckener Bäke
Basin countriesGermany
Surface area5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Max. depth6 m (20 ft)
Surface elevationca. 5 m (16 ft)

About this soundZwischenahner Meer  is a lake in Ammerland, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is at an elevation of approximately 5 meters, and has a surface area of 5.5 km². The town of Bad Zwischenahn is located on the southern end of the lake, Rostrup on the western end, and Dreibergen on the northern end. It is the third largest lake in Lower Saxony.

The lake is around 6 meters deep at its deepest point, and has an average depth of 3 meters.

It emerged 11,000 years ago, after the collapse of a salt dome.[1]

The Zwischenahner Meer is navigable, and regular ferry services began in 1874. It has also been home to the so called Weiße Flotte (White Fleet) since 1987. The three ships run on regularly scheduled routes between the different landing piers along the lakeside. The piers are located in Bad Zwischenahn, Rostrup, and Dreibergen. [2] Sailing, boating, and other recreational water sports are also popular past times.

The lake has made Bad Zwischenahn a very popular tourist destination, as the town hosts numerous spa facilities.


  1. ^ Nordwest-Zeitung. "Was Ist So Besonders Am Zwischenahner Meer? Bad Zwischenahn: Das liebste Loch der Ammerländer". (in German). Retrieved 2018-12-22.
  2. ^ "Weisse Flotte Bad Zwischenahn".

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