Fahrlander See

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Fahrlander See
Fahrlander See.JPG
The Fahrlander See with the dam and remains of the fish fence
Geographical location Central Europe , Germany , Brandenburg
Tributaries Sacrow-Paretz Canal
Drain Sacrow-Paretz Canal
Places on the shore Potsdam
Coordinates 52 ° 26 '39 "  N , 13 ° 1' 25"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 26 '39 "  N , 13 ° 1' 25"  E
Fahrlander See (Brandenburg)
Fahrlander See
Altitude above sea level 29.4  m above sea level NN
surface 2.105 km²
scope 6.1 km
Maximum depth 3 m


The Sacrow-Paretz Canal touches the lake

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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 85  m above sea level. NN 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 Fahrlander See in the Lower Havel waterway

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Waterway Construction Office
  2. The center of Brandenburg. Brandenburg State Center for Political Education, accessed on October 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Christian Bischoff, Stefan Wagenknecht: Means and ways to the middle. In: Measurement Brandenburg , No. 1/2009, pp. 106–110.
  4. Jana Haase: The center of Brandenburg is in Fahrland. In: Der Tagesspiegel (online), June 8, 2008.

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