The Weser is a German Fleuve born from the meeting of two rivers, the Werra and the Fulda, which confluent in Lower Saxony with Hannoversch Münden. It is thrown in the the North Sea close to Bremerhaven by a large estuary, after a course of 452 km. In this estuary on a course of 89 km the phenomenon of Mascaret appears. Weser allowed the development of the large ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven. The Werra couple + Weser adds up 750 km, against 670 km for Fulda + Weser.
Étymologiquement the names of the “Weser” and the “Werra” rise from the same source, differentiation being due to the old linguistic border between High German and Low-German who touched the area of “Hannoversch Münden”, city of the junction of the two rivers.
Weser is, with share of the Ems, the only German river throwing itself in the sea whose race is entirely in the national territory.
Weser crosses the area of hills of the tourist area of the Weserbergland, which by the Westphalian Porte in the south of Minden leaves. In the north of Minden it is crossed by the Mittellandkanal (German Canal of the Center) using a tubular bridge. Then, in the large plain of the north of Germany it forms many meanders. There its course is very arranged with diversion canals, locks, etc It receives several affluents, in particular the Diemel, the Aller (with the Leine, the river of Hanover) and the Hunte, the river of Oldenburg.
Main cities crossed by Weser:
Note: the name Weser is currently female in French, with the image of his German denomination ( die Weser ), but it should be noted that in 1811, the Napoleonean administration created a department named Mouth-of-Weser the .
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