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Encyclopedia > Weser River
Weser
The Weser near Bad Oeynhausen.
Origin Fulda and Werra
Mouth North Sea
Basin countries Germany
Length 452 km
Source elevation 117 m
Basin area 46,306 km²
Weser watershed
Weser watershed
Orthographic projection centred over Bremen
Orthographic projection centred over Bremen

The Weser is a river of north-western Germany. Formed at Hannoversch Münden by the confluence of the Fulda and Werra rivers, it flows through the historic (Hanseatic League) port city of Bremen and 50 km later it enters the North Sea at Bremerhaven, which is also a seaport. On the opposite (west) bank is the town of Nordenham at the foot of the Butjadingen Penninsula which places the rivers mouth in Lower Saxony. It has an overall length of 452 km. Together with the Werra tributary river which originates in Thuringia, its length is 744 km. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1021 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Fulda is a river in Hesse, Germany. ... The Werra is a river in central Germany. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (514x774, 14 KB)Watershed of the Weser River longitude and latitude 8. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (514x774, 14 KB)Watershed of the Weser River longitude and latitude 8. ... Image File history File links Orthographic projection centred over Bremen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Orthographic projection centred over Bremen File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... Map of Germany showing Hannoversch Münden Hannoversch Münden (officially abbreviated to Hann. ... The Fulda is a river in Hesse, Germany. ... The Werra is a river in central Germany. ... Carta marina of Baltic Sea (1539). ... The river Weser flows through Bremen to the estuary at Bremerhaven. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Watershed of the River Weser Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ... Weser watershed Nordenham is a town of about 28. ... Butjadingen is a peninsula and a Gemeinde (municipality) at the same time, situated at the German North Sea coast. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... The Werra is a river in central Germany. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German: Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), being eleventh in size with an area of 16,200 km² and twelfth most populous with 2. ...


The top section of the river's course leads through a hilly region called the Weserbergland. It extends from the confluence of Fulda and Werra to the Porta Westfalica, where the Weser runs through a gorge between two mountain chains, the Wiehengebirge in the west and the Wesergebirge in the east. The Weserbergland is a hilly region (thus the name, Weser hilly region) in Germany (Lower Saxony, Hessen und Nordrhein-Westfalen), between Hannoversch Münden and Porta Westfalica. ... Weser watershed The Porta Westfalica is a gorge, where the Weser river runs through the passage between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge in the west and the Wesergebirge in the east. ... The Wiehengebirge is a low mountain range in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony in Germany. ...


Between Minden and the North Sea, the Weser has largely been canalised, permitting ships of up to 1,200 tons to navigate the river. Eight hydroelectric dams are located along its length. Further downstream, the river is linked to the Dortmund-Ems canal via the Küstenkanal, and another canal links the river at Bremerhaven to the Elbe River. A large reservoir on the Eder river, the main tributary of the Fulda, is used to regulate water levels on the Weser so as to ensure adequate depth for shipping throughout the year. The dam, built in 1914, was bombed and destroyed by British planes in February 1943, causing massive loss of life and destruction downstream, but was rebuilt within four months. Today, the reservoir (Edersee) is a major summer resort area and provides substantial hydroelectricity. Minden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... A ship canal is a canal especially constructed to carry ocean-going ships, as opposed to barges. ... Watershed of the River Weser Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ... The Eder is a river in Germany (ca. ... The Eder barrier, which creates the Edersee. ...


Towns along the Weser, from the confluence of Werra and Fulda to the mouth are: Hannoversch Münden, Beverungen, Höxter, Holzminden, Bodenwerder, Hamelin, Hessisch Oldendorf, Rinteln, Vlotho, Bad Oeynhausen, Porta Westfalica, Minden, Petershagen, Nienburg, Achim, Bremen, Brake, Nordenham, Bremerhaven. Map of Germany showing Hannoversch Münden Hannoversch Münden (officially abbreviated to Hann. ... Beverungen is a town and a municipality in the district of Höxter, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Höxter is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, capital of the district Höxter, prettily situated on the left bank of the Weser, 32 miles north of Kassel. ... Holzminden is a city in Lower Saxony with a population of 22,000 (2002). ... Bodenwerder is a town in Holzminden district, Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Hamelin (German: Hameln) is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Hessisch Oldendorf is a town and a municipality in the Hamelin-Pyrmont district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Weser watershed Rinteln is a small town in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Vlotho is a city in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Bad Oeynhausen is a spa town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany with a population of just over 50,000. ... Weser watershed The Porta Westfalica is a gorge, where the Weser river runs through the passage between the mountain chains of the Wiehengebirge in the west and the Wesergebirge in the east. ... Minden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Petershagen is a town and a municipality in the Minden-Lübbecke district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... There are two towns named Nienburg in Germany Nienburg, Lower Saxony Nienburg, Saxony-Anhalt This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Achim is a town and a municipality in the district of Verden, in Lower Saxony, Germany. ... The river Weser flows through Bremen to the estuary at Bremerhaven. ... Brake (IPA /brα:kÉ™/) is the district seat of Wesermarsch district in the administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Weser-Ems in Lower Saxony in northern Germany. ... Weser watershed Nordenham is a town of about 28. ... Watershed of the River Weser Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ...


The largest tributary of the Weser is the Aller river, which joins the Weser south of Bremen. The Aller is a river in Saxony_Anhalt and Lower Saxony, Germany. ...


Tributaries of Weser and Werra (from source to mouth):

The Weser enters the North Sea in the most southern part of the German Bight. In the North Sea it splits up into two arms representing the ancient riverbed at the end of the last ice age. These sea-arms are called Alte Weser (old Weser) and Neue Weser (new Weser). They represent the major waterways for ships heading for the harbors of Bremerhaven, Nordenham and Bremen. The most northern site of the Weser is marked by the lighthouse Alte Weser. This lighthouse replaced the historical and famous lighthouse Roter Sand in the year 1964. Fulda is a city in Hessen, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district. ... The Eder is a river in Germany (ca. ... The Hunte is a 198 km long river in north-western Germany (Lower Saxony). ... The Aller is a river in Saxony_Anhalt and Lower Saxony, Germany. ... Wuemme river (German Wümme) is a river in northern Germany. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (567x801, 35 KB) Summary Lighthouse Alte Weser. original photograph from 1964, image taken by: Dipl. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (567x801, 35 KB) Summary Lighthouse Alte Weser. original photograph from 1964, image taken by: Dipl. ... The Alte Weser Lighthouse is located offshore from the estuary mouth of the river Weser in the German Bay, southern North Sea (Fig. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Satellite view of the German Bight, Jutland to the right (east). ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Watershed of the River Weser Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... Weser watershed Nordenham is a town of about 28. ... The river Weser flows through Bremen to the estuary at Bremerhaven. ... The Alte Weser Lighthouse is located offshore from the estuary mouth of the river Weser in the German Bay, southern North Sea (Fig. ...


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Weser River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
The Weser is a river of north-western Germany.
A large reservoir on the Eder river, the main tributary of the Fulda, is used to regulate water levels on the Weser so as to ensure adequate depth for shipping throughout the year.
Towns along the Weser, from the confluence of Werra and Fulda to the mouth are: Hannoversch Münden, Beverungen, Höxter, Holzminden, Bodenwerder, Hamelin, Hessisch Oldendorf, Rinteln, Vlotho, Bad Oeynhausen, Porta Westfalica, Minden, Petershagen, Nienburg, Achim, Bremen, Brake, Nordenham, Bremerhaven.
Weser - Search Results - MSN Encarta (96 words)
Weser, river, northwestern Germany, 439 km (273 mi) long, and formed by the confluence of the Werra and Fulda rivers.
Bremerhaven, city in northwestern Germany, in the state of Bremen, at the junction of the Weser and Geeste rivers, near the North Sea and the city...
Bremen (city), city in northwestern Germany, capital of the state of Bremen, on the Weser River, near the North Sea.
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