Oder RiverThe Oder (German) or Odra (Polish and Czech) river flows northward in Europe through parts of the Czech Republic, Poland, and Germany, emptying into the Baltic Sea.
English speakers generally refer to the river as the Oder, although as Eastern Europe has become more accessible to the West, more and more geographers, travel agents and journalists use both variants.
The river flows from Czech Silesia, through Polish Upper Silesia, Opole/Oppeln Silesia, Lower Silesia, Ziemia Lubuska (Lubusz Land), German Brandenburg and Polish-German Pomerania into the Baltic Sea north of Szczecin, the main branch flows into the Szczecin Bay (Polish Zalew Szczecinski, German Stettiner Haff). North-west of the Bay is the island of Usedom and north-east is Wolin. These two islands are almost completely connected with only a very narrow passage way going in between out to the Bay of Pomerania, which is a part of the Baltic Sea.