Elsfleth is a town in the district of Wesermarsch, Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the confluence of the Hunte with the Weser, on the left bank of the Weser. It has a school of navigation (university of applied sciences), a harbour and docks.

Elsfleth
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Coat of arms of Elsfleth
Coat of arms
Location of Elsfleth within Wesermarsch district
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Elsfleth is located in Germany
Elsfleth
Elsfleth
Elsfleth is located in Lower Saxony
Elsfleth
Elsfleth
Coordinates: 53°14′N 8°28′E / 53.233°N 8.467°E / 53.233; 8.467Coordinates: 53°14′N 8°28′E / 53.233°N 8.467°E / 53.233; 8.467
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWesermarsch
Government
 • MayorBrigitte Fuchs
Area
 • Total115.15 km2 (44.46 sq mi)
Elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total9,105
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
26931
Dialling codes04404
Vehicle registrationBRA
Websitewww.elsfleth.de

Elsfleth offers many recreational facilities even though it is a small town,. It is an ideal place for families that want to escape big cities and like outdoor activities that are not only limited to tennis and biking. A nearby beach area and sailing club "SWE" contribute to Elsfleth's maritime character. So does the tall ship club "Großherzogin Elisabeth" amicably called "Lissi". Nearby larger cities are Brake, Nordenham, Oldenburg, and Bremen.

Sons and daughters of the cityEdit

  • Friedrich Bolte (1860-1940), Director of the Hamburg Navigation School
  • Karl Schröder (1890-1966), tax consultant and politician (SPD)
  • Erich Zander (1906-1985), jurist, politician (CDU)
  • Horst Karsten (born 1936), versatility rider, Olympic medal winner

Connected to ElsflethEdit

 
Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1801

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