The North German Plain or Northern Lowland is one of the major geographical regions of Germany. It is the German part of the North European Plain. The region is bounded by the coasts of the North Sea and Baltic Sea to the north and Germany's Central Uplands (Mittelgebirge) to the south.
In the west, the southern boundary of the North German Plain is formed by the Lower Saxon Hills - specifically the ridge of the Teutoburg Forest, the Wiehen Hills, the Weser Hills and the Lower Saxon Börde - which partly separate it from that area of the Plain known as the Westphalian Lowland. Elements of the Rhenish Massif also act a part of the southern boundary of the plain: the Eifel, Bergisches Land and the Sauerland. In the east the North German Plain spreads out beyond the Harz mountains and Kyffhäuser further to the south as far as the Central Saxon hill country and the foothills of the Ore Mountains.
... The modern German part of the Northern European Lowlands is also known as the North German Plain ... Much of the North German Plain lies less than 100 meters above sea level ... On the North Sea coast, the plain is very flat and round composed mostly of marshes and mufflats ...
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