Open main menu

Moselle River

river in Germany, France and Luxembourg

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.

Moselle
La Moselle
Schweicher Annaberg.jpg
Typical landscape of Moselle vineyards near Schweich
Location
CountryFrance, Germany, Luxembourg
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationVosges mountains
 - elevation715 m (2,346 ft)
Mouth 
 - locationRhine
 - coordinates50°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)
Length545 km (339 mi)
Basin size28,286 km2 (10,921 sq mi)
Discharge 
 - average290 cubic metres per second (10,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

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.

TributariesEdit

Other websitesEdit