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Steinhuder Meer

A boat. A lake. A jetty. An island.

 

The Steinhuder Meer is the biggest lake in the Lower Saxony region, around 30 km² in area. It isn't very deep, according to Wikipedia its mean depth is only 1.35 metres.

 

The island in the photo - Insel Wilhelmstein - is artificial. It was constructed between 1761 and 1765, and a fort was built on the island between 1765 and 1767.

 

There's a 35 km bike trail around the lake, its all quite flat and not difficult to negotiate. This view is from the southern shore, to the west of Steinhuder.

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Taken on July 7, 2007