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Steinkimmen Observatory

The Tall Tower Steinkimmen is situated near the city of Ganderkesee in Lower Saxony, Germany approx. 20km west of Bremen. The surrounding area is very flat with elevations rarely exceeding 100m a.s.l. The land use in this area is dominated by forest and agricultural fields (ca. 20 % and ca. 60 %), lakes cover about 2 %, villages and traffic about 12 %.

Cities: North of the station: Cuxhaven (49100 inh., 95km), Bremerhaven (114000 inh., 55km),Wilhelmshaven (81500 inh., 60km); Notheast of the station: Hamburg (1800000 inh., 125km), Buxtehude (40000 inh., 95km), Osterholz-Scharmbeck (30500 inh., 30km); East of the station: Bremen (560000 inh., 22km), Ganderkesee (31000 inh., 6km), Achim (30000 inh., 40km), Delmenhorst (75000 inh., 12km), Weyhe (30000 inh., 27km); Southeast of the station: Nienburg (31000 inh., 65km), Wunstorf (41000 inh., 95km), Neustadt am Rübenberge (45000 inh., 90km); South of the station: Minden (82000 inh., 88km), Vechta (31000 inh., 35km); Southwest of the station: Cloppenburg (32000 inh., 35km), Lingen (52000 inh., 95km), Meppen (35000 inh., 87km); West of the station: Papenburg (35000 inh., 70km), Leer (34000 inh., 70km); Northwest of the station: Oldenburg (159000 inh., 20km), Emden (51500inh., 91km), Aurich (40000 inh., 81km)

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