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 Bodensee

Lake Constance

Glossary term

Bodensee
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Under this designation, the three waters lying north of the Alps units Upper Lake, Lower Lake and Seerhein are summarized. These are two distinct but spatially nearby lakes, as indicated by the shipyard, part of the Rhine are connected. The entire shoreline of both lakes is 273 km, including 173 in Germany, 28 in Austria and 72 are located in Switzerland. Together they cover 536 km ², extending between Bregenz (Vorarlberg, Austria) and Stein am Rhein (Schaffhausen, Switzerland). Both lakes are drained by the Rhine; main tributary of the upper lake, the Alps, the Rhine, drain the upper lake is the Seerhein - which in turn is the main tributary of the lower lake - and drain the lower lake is the Upper Rhine.

The climate is temperate with mild ...
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