Holy Lake (Potsdam)

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Holy lake
Map Heiliger See.JPG
Holy lake - card
Geographical location Central Europe , Germany , Brandenburg
Drain Rabbit pit
Places on the shore Potsdam
Coordinates 52 ° 24 '43 "  N , 13 ° 4' 16"  E Coordinates: 52 ° 24 '43 "  N , 13 ° 4' 16"  E
Holy See (Potsdam) (Brandenburg)
Holy Lake (Potsdam)
Altitude above sea level 29.4  m above sea level NN
surface 34 ha
scope 3.4 km
Maximum depth 12.8 m


slightly eutrophic , high phosphate content

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The Holy Lake is located in the urban area of Potsdam northeast of the city center between the Berlin suburb and the New Garden . Together with the much deeper, 1.6 kilometers to the north lying Sacrower See and the Groß Glienicker See , it forms a chain of lakes that lies in an ice age channel .

View from the north over the Holy Lake

Due to its picturesque location in the middle of the parks and palaces of Potsdam with the Marble Palace on the west bank and the Cecilienhof Palace not far from the northern bank, it is particularly valued as a destination and attractive residential area on the east bank.

Its longest north-south extension is 1.33 kilometers and the average width is 300 meters. In the area of the North Shore are (unofficial) beaches and sunbathing areas, particularly under because of their well-kept condition nude are popular vehicle trailers. At the southern tip of the lake, just after the south entrance to the park, there is the two-story Gothic Library right on the shore .

The Heilige See has a connection to the Jungfernsee and thus to the Havel via the Hasengraben in the north . The Hasengraben is dammed up to keep the water level high. This serves to protect the wooden foundation piles of the Marble Palace, some of which would otherwise stand free and would dry out.

The lake suffers from a high production of biomass (leaf fall), which is broken down at the bottom by bacteria that consume the oxygen . In the summer it is oxygen-poor to oxygen-free in the depths. In the warm season there is an increased risk of the lake " tipping over ".

See also

Web links

Commons : Holy Lake  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Holy Lake soon to be sewer? In: Potsdam Latest News , January 10, 2009