Bille at Grander Mühle
|Length||65 km (213,000 ft)|
|Progression||Elbe→ North Sea|
The river Bille is a small, slow-flowing river in Stormarn, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, a right offshoot of the Elbe. Its wellspring is near Linau, north of the Hahnheide woodland. It then flows south of Trittau, landmarking the border between Stormarn and Lauenburg, runs on south of Reinbek and reaches the river Elbe near Billwerder. A lot of old landed seats and winsome parks are laid out along its riverbank. Its overall length is 65 km.
The upper Bille drains a wide watershed with many brooks and small stretches of water. Main offshoots are the Corbek feeding the Bille near Witzhave and the Schwarze Au at Aumühle, having drained wide stands of the large Sachsenwald forest.
- Grander Mühle, an ancient watermill at Kuddewörde, dating back to 1303
- Schloss Reinbek, a castle from 1572
- Schloss Bergedorf, a castle showing wooden raftwork and Brick Gothic
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