|The Fahrlander See with the dam and remains of the fish fence|
|Geographical location||Central Europe , Germany , Brandenburg|
|Places on the shore||Potsdam|
|Altitude above sea level|
|Maximum depth||3 m|
The Fahrlander See (sometimes also called Fahrländer See ) is located in the northwest of Potsdam .
Geology and geography
The lake has an almost rectangular shape and is located in a swampy depression of a glacial valley of the Vistula high glacial . It is a lime-rich, unstratified flatland lake and belongs to a channel of at least four lakes. They formed an ice-age meltwater runoff towards the Nauen . It has a length (north-south) of 1.72 km and a width (east-west) of 1.33 km. On the south-east bank rises with the high Kirchberg the remainder of a glacial terminal moraine . In the south, an artificial dam about 30 meters wide separates the lake from the Sacrow-Paretz Canal . The Sacrow-Paretz Canal is a federal waterway and belongs to the Lower Havel waterway . This dam has an opening about 100 m wide to the canal . The lake is closed to shipping.
The geographical center of the state of Brandenburg is located on the north bank of the Fahrlander See (calculated by halving the distances between the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost and easternmost point of the state border parallel to the longitude and latitude). It is marked with a stainless steel stele.
The lake, whose banks are bordered by a wide belt of reeds almost everywhere , is a popular surfing and fishing water. However, it is only accessible in a few places. There are bathing areas at Neu Fahrland. For decades the lake was used as an intensive fish farm.
The lake is classified as highly polytrophic with class 6 on the six-point scale .
- The center of Brandenburg. Brandenburg State Center for Political Education, accessed on October 7, 2016.
- Christian Bischoff, Stefan Wagenknecht: Means and ways to the middle. In: Measurement Brandenburg , No. 1/2009, pp. 106–110.
- Jana Haase: The center of Brandenburg is in Fahrland. In: Der Tagesspiegel (online), June 8, 2008.