Rühen is a municipality in the district of Gifhorn, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The Municipality Rühen includes the villages of Brechtorf, Eischott and Rühen.

Rühen
Lutheran church
Lutheran church
Coat of arms of Rühen
Coat of arms
Location of Rühen within Gifhorn district
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Rühen is located in Germany
Rühen
Rühen
Rühen is located in Lower Saxony
Rühen
Rühen
Coordinates: 52°29′N 10°52′E / 52.483°N 10.867°E / 52.483; 10.867Coordinates: 52°29′N 10°52′E / 52.483°N 10.867°E / 52.483; 10.867
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictGifhorn
Municipal assoc.Brome
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorKarl-Peter Ludwig (SPD)
Area
 • Total30.89 km2 (11.93 sq mi)
Elevation
65 m (213 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total5,725
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
38471
Dialling codes05367
Vehicle registrationGF

HistoryEdit

Between 1945 and 1990 Rühen served as West German inner German border crossing for inland navigation on the Mittellandkanal. The crossing was open for freight vessels navigating between the Soviet Zone of occupation in Germany (till 1949, thereafter the East German Democratic Republic), or West Berlin and the British zone of occupation (till 1949) and thereafter the West German Federal Republic of Germany. The traffic was subject to the Interzonal traffic regulations, that between West Germany and West Berlin followed the special regulations of the Transit Agreement (1972).

 
Mittellandkanal near Rühen

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