Tauber

The Tauber  is a river in Franconia (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Germany. It is a left tributary of the Main and is 132 km (82 mi) in length. The name derives from the Celtic word for water (compare: Dover).

Tauber
The Tauber near Waldenhausen (Wertheim am Main)
Location
Country Germany
StatesBaden-Württemberg, Bavaria
Reference no.DE: 246
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationnear Weikersholz
  coordinates49°15′00″N 10°06′53″E
  elevation447 m above sea level (NN)
Mouth 
  location
near Wertheim am Main into the Main
  coordinates
49°45′48″N 9°30′49″E
  elevation
136 m above sea level (NN)
Length131.7 km (81.8 mi) [1]
Basin size1,809 km2 (698 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
  locationat Bockenfeld Gauge
  average0.63 m3/s (22 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
  locationArchshofen
  average2.64 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
  locationBad Mergentheim
  average6.94 m3/s (245 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
  locationTauberbischofsheim
  average9.90 m3/s (350 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionMainRhineNorth Sea
Landmarks

It flows through Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Creglingen, Weikersheim, Bad Mergentheim, Königshofen, Tauberbischofsheim, and flows into the river Main in Wertheim am Main.

There is a medieval bridge over the river near Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

See also

References

  1. Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)
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