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For the Belgian politician, see Wilhelm Kyll.
Origin Hautes Fagnes
Mouth Moselle
49°48′12″N 6°42′6″E / 49.80333°N 6.70167°E / 49.80333; 6.70167Coordinates: 49°48′12″N 6°42′6″E / 49.80333°N 6.70167°E / 49.80333; 6.70167
Basin countries Germany, Belgium
Length 142 km
Source elevation ±600 m
Basin area 834 km²

The Kyll (German pronunciation: [ˈkɪl]), noted by the Roman poet Ausonius as Celbis,[1] is a 142 km long river in western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate), left tributary of the Moselle. It rises in the Eifel mountains, near the border with Belgium and flows generally south through the towns Stadtkyll, Gerolstein, Kyllburg and east of Bitburg. It flows into the Moselle in Ehrang, a suburb of Trier.


  1. ^ Ausonius, Mosella, v. 359