Moselle River

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Moselle
Mosel-einzugsgebiet.jpg
The Moselle River
Origin Vosges mountains
Mouth Rhine
50°21′58″N 7°36′25″E / 50.36611°N 7.60694°E / 50.36611; 7.60694 (Rhine-Moselle)Coordinates: 50°21′58″N 7°36′25″E / 50.36611°N 7.60694°E / 50.36611; 7.60694 (Rhine-Moselle)
Basin countries France, Germany, Luxembourg
Length 545 km (339 mi)
Source elevation 715 m (2,346 ft)
Avg. discharge 290 m³/s
Basin area 28,286 km2 (10,921 sq mi)

The Moselle River (German: Mosel) is a river which flows through France and Luxembourg, then becomes part of the Rhine River after it flows into Germany. It is 545 kilometres (339 mi) long.

Important cities at the Moselle river are Metz, Thionville, Trier, Bernkastel-Kues and Koblenz.

The valley of the Moselle river is famous for the wine of Elbling, Riesling, and Müller-Thurgau - grapes in the wine growing region Moselle-Saar-Ruwer.

Tributaries[change | edit source]

From the left: Madon, Terrouin, Esch, Rupt de Mad, Orne, Fensch, Gander, Syre, Sauer, Kyll, Salm, Lieser, Alf, Endert, Brohlbach, Elz.

From the right: Moselotte, Vologne, Meurthe, Seille, Saar, Olewiger Bach, Avelsbach, Ruwer, Feller Bach, Dhron, Ahringsbach, Kautenbach, Lützbach, Flaumbach, Altlayer Bach, Baybach, Ehrbach.

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