Trave

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Trave

Mouth of the river Trave
OriginSchleswig-Holstein
MouthBaltic Sea
53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722Coordinates: 53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722
Basin countriesGermany
Length124 km
Basin area2,676 km²
 
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Trave river near Reinfeld
Trave

Mouth of the river Trave
OriginSchleswig-Holstein
MouthBaltic Sea
53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722Coordinates: 53°57′39″N 10°53′14″E / 53.96083°N 10.88722°E / 53.96083; 10.88722
Basin countriesGermany
Length124 km
Basin area2,676 km²

The Trave (German pronunciation: [ˈtʁaːvə]) is a river in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is approximately 124 kilometres long, running from its source near the village of Gießelrade in Ostholstein to Travemünde where it flows into the Baltic Sea. It passes through Bad Segeberg, Bad Oldesloe, and Lübeck, where it is linked to the Elbe-Lübeck Canal. It is navigable for sea-going vessels from the Baltic to the Lübeck ports. Apart from numerous bridges, the Herren Tunnel, passes under the Trave and a ferry connects Travemünde with Priwall.

Tributaries of the Trave include the Wakenitz and the Stepenitz.