Riewendsee

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Riewendsee

Riewendsee
Riewendsee

Riewendsee is located in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany. Rewindsee is also a small lake formed by melting ice and is located in the village of Rewind near Brandenburg and is about 2.7 km long. The lake is one of the region’s distinctive recreational destinations, especially for those seeking rest and relaxation in the lap of nature, where you can spend time with family and friends, swim and enjoy the scenic views.

The Riewendsee is a lake channel that was created during the Ice Age. It is located in the federal state of Brandenburg and is part of the city of Brandenburg an der Havel. The area represents an exclave, which is a piece of a land of a state or district that is separated geographically from the main physical part of the state. The western and southern shore areas are in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district and the north-eastern shore is in the Havelland district. In the south, the Riewendsee is connected to the Beetzsee via the so-called
route and via this to the Havel.

The village Riewend is on the west bank and Päwesin is in the south part of the lake.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. History
  • 2. Waterways
  • 3. Tragic Children Accident
  • 4. Protected areas
  • 5. Riewend Castle
  • 6. Conclusion

History

After the last Weichselian Ice Age originated in the Beetzseeerin. The glacier ice moving northeast-southwest and meltwater circulating underneath created pressure that formed the channel. After the glacial ice thawed, the basins filled with ground and surface water, forming today’s chain of
several lakes. The gorge is interrupted by several gorge thresholds, over which flat, narrow connections between the individual basins, the strands, lead between the four southern lake basins.

The Riewendsee was created in the fourth lake basin of the Rinne seen from the south. The basin shows an elongated course typical of glacier channels. Oriented roughly north-south, it is about 2.7 kilometers long and about 600 meters wide at its maximum. Other lakes in the chain are Beetzsee south of Riewendsee and Klein Behnitzer See and Groß Behnitzer See in the north.

The latter are drained into the Riewendsee via Klinkgraben . Other ditches in old meltwater channels lead their water to the lake. The name Riewendsee derives from the village of Riewend on the western shore of the lake.

Riewendsee
Riewendsee

Waterways

Riewendsee is part of the Beetzsee-Riewendsee waterway. This is another federal waterway along the entire length of the Riewendsee. In the 19th century, the Beetzsee-Riewendsee waterway was of economic importance as a transport route, especially for the adjacent brickworks, which were able to transport their products to Berlin via Riewendsee, Beetzsee and Havel. Today the waterway only plays a major role in sports and leisure shipping.

Tragic Children Accident

On August 24th In 1965 a tragic accident happened on the Riewendsee.

On a hot summer day, a swimming pool of the National People’s Army sailed across the lake while children from a swimming camp ran owned by East German TV presenters bathing on the beach. Spontaneously, several children were invited to the parade. During the fourth lap, the PT-76 swimming pool filled with 35 children and caregivers suddenly sank in the middle of the lake. Seven of the children died in the tragic accident. 

Protected Areas

The Riewendsee is part of several protected areas.

For example, it is entirely within the Westhavelland Nature Park. Also in the Westhavelland conservation area, European conservation area Middle Havel lowlands and in the FFH area de​ The Beetzsee Canal and the lowlands. 

Riewendsee
Riewendsee
Riewend Castle

At the northern end of the Riewendsee there is a Die Wand Slavic oval, almost completely preserved, can still be seen today in and covers an area of ​​about 0.4 ha. This is the Burgwall Riewend, which, as a Wendish princely seat, played an important role in local politics in the vicinity of Brandenburg Castle.

Compared to Saaringen or the Reckahner Burgmauer, Riewend Castle was one of the largest and most important Slavic centers of power span during the Stodorani (Heveller) tribal association.

In conclusion, Riewendsee is located in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg, Germany. Rewindsee is also a small lake formed by melting ice and is located in the village of Rewind near Brandenburg and is about 2.7 km long. The lake is one of the region’s distinctive recreational destinations, especially for those seeking rest and relaxation in the lap of nature, where you can spend time with family and friends, swim and enjoy the scenic views.

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