Lahn

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Lahn
Verlaufskarte Lahn.png
Map of the Lahn River from its source in the Rothaargebirge to its mouth near Koblenz.
Origin Near the Lahnhof in the municipality of Netphen, North Rhine-Westphalia
50°53′32″N 8°14′30″E / 50.89222°N 8.24167°E / 50.89222; 8.24167
Mouth Rhine River at Lahnstein,
Rhineland-Palatinate
50°18′32″N 7°35′42″E / 50.30889°N 7.595°E / 50.30889; 7.595
Basin countries Germany
Length 245.6 km (152.6 mi)
Source elevation 602 m (1,975 ft)
Mouth elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Avg. discharge 54 m3/s (1,900 cu ft/s)
Basin area 5,924.52 km2 (2,287.47 sq mi)

The Lahn is a river in Hesse, Germany with a length of 245.6 kilometres (152.6 mi).

Its source is in the Rothaargebirge.

It flows through the towns Marburg, Gießen, Wetzlar, and Limburg an der Lahn.

It joins the River Rhine at Lahnstein, near Koblenz.