Dosse (river)


The Dosse is a river in the district of Ostprignitz-Ruppin in the northwestern part of Brandenburg, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Havel in Saxony-Anhalt. The Dosse is long, with its source on the border between Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg, arising out of three small brooks that unite after four kilometres. It flows generally south, through Wittstock, Wusterhausen and Neustadt an der Dosse, before joining the Havel near Havelberg in Saxony-Anhalt. The total catchment area is . With the town of Wittstock on its banks, the Dosse was the site of the 1636 Battle of Wittstock between Swedish Empire, Sweden and an alliance between Holy Roman Empire, Imperial and Electorate of Saxony, Saxon troops during the Thirty Years' War.

See also

*List of rivers of Brandenburg *List of rivers of Saxony-Anhalt Rivers of Brandenburg Rivers of Saxony-Anhalt Rivers of Germany {{SaxonyAnhalt-river-stub