German Bight

The German Bight ( Dutch Engelse Bocht, Danish Tyske Bugt, West Frisian Dútske Bocht, Low German Düütsche Bay ) is a bay which lies in Central Europe before the Danish- German - Dutch North Sea coast.

The German Bight is on the European continental shelf, ranging from the West Frisian Islands ( The Netherlands) on the East Frisian and North Frisian Islands ( Germany ) to the Danish Wadden Sea islands off Jutland (Denmark). Your northwestern boundary is the Dogger Bank lies in the North Sea.

In Helgoland basin, off Helgoland (the central island of the German Bight ) is located directly south-west, and in a basin southeast of the Dogger Bank, which is located at this position even before Jutland, the German Bight is in each case to 56 meters deep.

In the southern part of the German Bight runs one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, which runs from Hamburg and the Elbe estuary to the Strait of Dover and the English Channel. The bay is also partly from nature reserves, such as the bird sanctuary Eastern German Bight and protected by three Wadden Sea National Park, which adjoins the Heligoland Bight ( the southeastern part of the German Bight ).

In the bay lead, enumerated from northeast to southwest, the rivers Eider, Elbe, Weser, Jade and Ems.

Economic use

In the German Exclusive Economic Zone are numerous offshore wind farm projects, such Amrumbank West.