Kraichbach

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Kraichbach
The Kraichbach between Hockenheim and Ketsch.
The Kraichbach between Hockenheim and Ketsch.
Origin 49°2′33″N 8°50′48″E / 49.04250°N 8.84667°E / 49.04250; 8.84667 (Kraichbach source)
Mouth 49°21′48″N 8°30′54″E / 49.36333°N 8.51500°E / 49.36333; 8.51500 (Kraichbach mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
Length 59.9 km
Source elevation 300 m
Mouth elevation 93 m
River system Rhine

The Kraichbach is a 60 km long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The river source is in the Kraichgau region near the municipality of Sternenfels. It then flows to the northwest through Kürnbach, Oberderdingen, Kraichtal, Ubstadt-Weiher, Bad Schönborn and Kronau, all in the district of Karlsruhe. It then enters the district of Rhein-Neckar-Kreis and flows through Sankt Leon-Rot, Reilingen, Hockenheim and Ketsch before joining the Rhine.

Notable locations near the river include Gochsheim Castle, Schloss Kislau prison, and the Hockenheimring racing circuit.