River Oker

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Wolfenbuttel, Germany

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River Oker Oct 05, 2017
The Oker is a river in Lower Saxony, which has historically formed an important political boundary. It is a left tributary of the River Aller, 105 kilometres (65 miles) in length and runs generally in a northerly direction. The river's name was originally Obacra; and is derived from the meaning “upper” and “onward rushing”. From the village of Oker the River runs in a north-easterly direction to Vienenburg, where it is joined from the south by the Radau and then from the southeast by the Ecker. The river then continues southeast and then north to flow through Schladen and Wolfenbüttel to Brunswick.

In Wolfenbüttel the river not only divides around the town before re-joining but also divides and meets again a further three times within the town boundary. This makes for excellent scenic views within the town but it also means that Wolfenbüttel can be prone to flooding.

July 2017
The River Oker
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