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Spree

(shprā), river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, rising in the Lausitz Mts., E Central Germany, near the Czech Republic border. It flows N past Cottbus, then NW through the Spree Forest, and from there it meanders east, north, and west before passing through Berlin to join the Havel River at Spandau. Navigable for c.110 mi (180 km), it is connected with the Oder River by the Oder-Spree Canal and with the Havel River by the Teltow Canal, which bypasses Berlin. The Spree Forest (Ger. Spreewald) in E central Germany, is a marshy region between Cottbus and Lübben, crisscrossed by small waterways that are the chief traffic lanes connecting the region's villages. Its population consists almost entirely of Slavic-speaking Wends, whose isolation has enabled them to keep their colorful traditions and local customs through the centuries. Eel fishing is among the chief economic activities there.

Spree

 

a river in the German Democratic Republic and West Berlin, a left tributary of the Havel River of the Elbe River basin. The Spree is 398 km long and drains an area of 10,100 sq km. It rises in the western Sudetes, in the northern foothills of the Lusatian Mountains, and flows through the Central European Plain. High water is in the spring, and there is a low-water period in the summer. The river’s flow is strictly regulated by dams and lakes. The mean flow rate is approximately 40 eu m per sec; the river does not freeze over every year. The Spree, parts of which are ca nalized, forms part of a waterway that links the Oder with the Elbe. The city of Berlin is situated on the river.

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Then cross a bridge to an island formed by the River Spree to the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral), built in Italian Renaissance-style between 1894 and 1905.
On a small island in the middle of the River Spree, Museum Island has now been fully renovated and boasts five jewels in Berlin's cultural crown: the Alte Nationalgalierie, Bode, Neue, Altes and Pergamon museums.
The start of the swim is on the north shore of the river Spree close to Elsenbr-cke, a bridge crossing the river which the athletes will be riding over right after the swim.
A large stretch of intact Berlin Wall survives to the east of the River Spree preserved as a gallery, decorated with beautiful murals, while the Berlin Wall Memorial marks those who died trying to flee from East Berlin to the west during the Cold War.
See, Berlin is a city of surprises, and the chilled-out beach - complete with sand, deckchairs and a bar - situated on the east bank of the river Spree, tucked midway between the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall, is just one of them.
The city has more than 180 museums, several of which are on the Museum-sinsel, an island on the winding River Spree.
Take a cruise on the River Spree (from pounds 17, www.
We also found the longest remaining stretch of the Wall, known also as the East Side Gallery, running along the bank of the river Spree.
On arrival we joined a riverboat on the River Spree for lunch and then had a sightseeing tour of the city from the water.
The north-south line runs 15m below ground level underneath the River Spree and the Tiergarten.
The Lower Havel Waterway is a section of the Hanover-Magdeburg-Berlin Waterway connection between the mouth of the River Spree in Berlin-Spandau and the City of Brandenburg/Havel.
In second place was Berlin's floating 'beach', Badeschiff, on the River Spree.