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The source of the Havel is located in the Mecklenburg Lake District, between Lake Müritz and the city of Neubrandenburg. There is no obvious visible source in the form of a spring, but the river originates in the lakes in the Diekenbruch near Ankershagen, close to and SE of the watershed between the North and Baltic seas. From there the river initially flows southward, eventually joining the Elbe, which in turn flows into the North Sea. Every river north-east of it flows to the Baltic Sea. The river enters Brandenburg near the town of Fürstenberg. In its upper course and between Berlin and Brandenburg an der Havel the river forms several lakes.

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  • Brandenburg an der Havel
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    Brandenburg an der Havel

    Brandenburg an der Havel is a town in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. It is located on the banks of the Havel river. Although the town of Brandenburg is less known than the state of Brandenburg, it provided the name for the medieval Bishopric of Brandenburg,…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Werder
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    Werder

    Werder (Havel) (official name derived from Werder an der Havel ("Werder upon Havel"), colloquially just Werder), is a town in the state of Brandenburg, Germany, located on the Havel river in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, west of the state's capital…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Kloster Lehnin
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    Kloster Lehnin

    Kloster Lehnin or Lehnin is a municipality in the German state of Brandenburg, about 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Brandenburg an der Havel.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Rathenow
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    Rathenow

    Rathenow (German pronunciation: [ˈʁaːtənoː]) is a town in the district of Havelland in Brandenburg, Germany, with a population of 26,433 (2007).  [ + ] More Details

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  • Werder (Havel)
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    Werder (Havel)

    Werder (Havel) (official name derived from Werder an der Havel ("Werder upon Havel"), colloquially just Werder), is a town in the state of Brandenburg, Germany, located on the Havel river in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, west of the state's capital…  [ + ] More Details

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  • Zehdenick
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    Zehdenick

    Zehdenick is a town in the Oberhavel district, in Brandenburg, Germany.  [ + ] More Details

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  • Havelsee
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    Havelsee

    Havelsee is a town in the Potsdam-Mittelmark district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated on the river Havel, 12 km northwest of Brandenburg. The Pritzerbe Ferry, a vehicular cable ferry, crosses the Havel between Havelsee and Kützkow.  [ + ] More Details

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