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location GermanyGermany Lower Saxony
length 5.5 km
Built 1990s
class 0
Beginning Leyhorns Sieltief
The End North low
Descent structures Leybuchtsiel
Kilometrage from west to east
Top speed. 8 km / h
Competent authority NLWKN
2013-05-03 Fotoflug Nordholz Papenburg HP 3053.JPG
Aerial view of the Störtebeker Canal

The Störtebekerkanal (occasionally also Störtebeker-Graben) is a waterway on the western outskirts of the city in the north in East Frisia . It connects the Leyhörner Sieltief with the Norder Tief .


The Norder Tief was initially a direct connection from the Leybucht to the port of the city of Norden. The increasing siltation of the estuary was countered in 1929 with the construction of the Leybuchtsiel . Since the surface water could only flow away when the water was low , an additional pumping station was built in 1962 .

The progressive silting up of the Leybucht made shipping on the Watts fairway more and more difficult. Until 1991, the upstream artificial peninsula Leyhörn with the Leysiel and a storage basin and the Leyhörner Sieltief, which also served as an access to Greetsiel , was built west of the Leybucht . To the east of it, the Störtebeker dike was built as a new flood protection structure, while the Störtebeker Canal was built in the 1990s as a connection between the Leyhörner Sieltief and the old Leybuchtsiel at the mouth of the riverNordertiefs . Since then, the Norder Tief has drained through this canal, the Leyhörner Sieltief and the Leysiel into the North Sea .


Through the Störtebekerkanal the waterway to the Norder Hafen is navigable again and it can now be sawn through .

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Coordinates: 53 ° 31 ′ 55 "  N , 7 ° 8 ′ 58"  E