Wetter (river)

The Wetter is a 69 kilometres (43 mi) long river in the state of Hesse, Germany. It is a right tributary to the Nidda which itself is a right tributary of the Main.

Wetter
Wetter river at Lich.
Location
CountryGermany
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationVogelsberg
Mouth 
  location
Nidda
  coordinates
50°17′52″N 8°48′42″E
Length68.8 km (42.8 mi) [1]
Basin size517 km2 (200 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionNiddaMainRhineNorth Sea

After leaving the Vogelsberg mountain range the river flows through the Wetterau, a fertile landscape just north of Frankfurt, which is named after the river. The principal towns along the river are Laubach, Lich, Bad Nauheim and Friedberg. The Wetter receives its largest tributary, the Usa, at Friedberg just before it finally joins the Nidda at Niddatal-Assenheim.

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