Lankower See (Dechow)

The Lankower lake, named after the village razed Lankow, southeast of belonging to the community Schlagsdorf village beat Bruges in the municipality of Dechow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Schaalsee and also with the exception of the North Basin in the nature reserve Lankower lake. On the west bank, the border to Schleswig -Holstein.


The lake is approximately 2.3 kilometers long and 750 meters wide around. It is divided by a constriction in the middle into a broad, highly structured southern basin and a narrow, elongated north basin. The level of the lake level is 30.9 m above sea level. NHN. The lake is approximately 2.5 acre island fish Werder. The 9.5 meters measured maximum depth located in the northern basin. Originally endorheic lake drained by the artificial Wetingsbeker Grenzgraben to Mechower lake and has an inflow from the Grammsee.

The Lankower Lake is a meso- eutrophic waters with steep slopes in a ground moraine of the Pomeranian maximum thrust of the Weichsel ice age. The elongated shape and depth of the North Basin are features of a former meltwater channel. The southern part, however, lies in a valley that formed after thawing of dead ice.

In the catchment area of ​​the lake a large area forest areas were cleared in the 15th and 16th centuries, which were henceforth used for agriculture. The lake was in 1949-1989 in the border area of the GDR and was accessible only for the border troops of the GDR. On the east bank was the 1209 first-mentioned place Lankow, which was demolished after forced resettlements and open pass 1976. From 1976 to 1990, the water was crisscrossed by border security systems. The southern basin of the lake was placed on the Mecklenburg side on May 15, 1990, including adjacent riparian areas under protection. Southwest of the lake shore the nature reserve Lankower lakeshore, Grammsee and around 1994 by the State of Schleswig -Holstein reported.

The Lankower lake is managed by a professional fisherman and may be fished and fished in the northern part, as this part is outside the nature reserve.

Nature reserve

The nature reserve of the same name includes the Lankower lake with adjacent lowland and forest areas. Dense reed beds surrounding the lake. The lowlands are planted with black alder, birch and gray willow. The Lankower lake is rich in species - 44 species were detected as macrozoobenthos of the lake, including eel, pike, tench, roach, rudd, wolffish, burbot, perch, crayfish and nerite. Furthermore, the lake is an important resting Lankower waters for gray goose, tufted duck, common merganser, cormorant and gray heron. Breeding birds in the area include Bittern, Water Rail, Kingfisher, Great Crested Grebe and reed warbler. The field condition is classified as satisfactory. From adjacent agricultural land it comes to the entry of nutrients and pesticides. There are no public roads in the area.