Müritz

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Müritz

 

a lake in the German Democratic Republic; largest in the Mecklenburg lake system. Located at an elevation of 63 m, it has a surface area of 117 sq km and a maximum depth of 33 m.

The Müritz depression is of glacial origin. The western shore is elevated; the eastern, low-lying and marshy. Channels link the lake with neighboring lakes, including the Plauer See, and with the Havel River Basin. The city of Waren is located on the lake’s northern shore. There is fishing and navigation on the lake. In 1931 the Lake Müritz nature preserve was established on the eastern shore; it is a nesting place for the European, or common, crane (Grus grus) and a refuge for waterfowl and other birds.

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Next stop was at Roebel on the south-west coast of the Mueritz, Germany's largest lake which covers more than 70 square miles.
Its natural harbour contains modern sculptures of a bearded fisherman looking out to Mueritz See past three particularly ugly mermaids.
At the museum, you can also learn about the Mueritz National Park, where acres of land surrounding the lake provide a habitat for wild boars and brown bears.
Next stop was at Roebel on the southwest coast of the Mueritz - Germany's largest lake covering more than 70 square miles.
50 children 6-16) has details of the area's fascinating history, plus lots of info on the Mueritz National Park, where acres of land around the lake provide a habitat for wild boars and brown bears.
Next stop was Roebel on the southwest coast of the Mueritz - Germany's largest lake covering 70 square miles.
Its natural harbour has modern sculptures of a bearded fisherman looking out to Mueritz See past three particularly ugly mermaids.