Unstrut


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Unstrut

 

a river in the German Democratic Republic, a left tributary of the Saale River of the Elbe River basin. The Unstrut is 188 km long and drains an area of approximately 6,400 sq km. It flows for most of its course through the plains of Thuringia. High water occurs in the spring. The mean flow rate near the mouth is 25 cu m per sec. The cities of Mühlhausen and Sömmerda are on the Unstrut, and the city of Naumburg is situated near its mouth, at the point where the Saale becomes navigable.

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Naumburg Cathedral and the High Medieval Cultural Landscape of the Rivers Saale and Unstrut, Germany
"From an archaeological point of view, the excavation is a great chance to learn about the development of settlement on the Querfurter Platte," a geological plate between the Saale and Unstrut river valleys, according to Ralf Bockmann, a spokesperson for the Saxony-Anhalt Office for Monument Protection and Archaeology in Saale, Germany.
Mit dem ersten Blick auf diese merkwurdige Bildung tauchten auch hundert freundliche Erinnerungen an die Heimath, an Thuringens Sachsenburg mit ihren zwei alten Thurmen, an den engen Pass, den sich die Unstrut zum Eintritt in die goldene Aue erkampft, in meinem Herzen auf, die fort und fort durch unsere veranderte Stellung gegen den merkwurdigen Berg neu angefacht und lebendig erhalten wurden, da sich die alten Granitwarten fast mit jedem Ruderschlag so verschoben, dass bald die angefuhrte Ruine, bald der zerfallende und gespaltene Thurm des Kyffhausers, oder eine der alten Burgen des Rheines vor meinem entzuckten Auge stand.
Indeed, the most northerly region, surrounding the Saale and Unstrut Rivers in Saxony-Anhalt, is officially celebrating one thousand years of viticulture in 1998.
As part of a renovation and refurbishment project, the building complex will be converted into a World Heritage Information Center for the UNESCO World Heritage Naumburg Cathedral and the cultural landscape of Saale and Unstrut.
Contract notice: Unstrut, Smmerda, Activation retention area / ecological flood protection