Passer (river)

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The Passer in Meran
Origin Timmelsjoch
Mouth Adige in Meran
Basin countries Italy
Length 42.6 km (26.5 mi)
Source elevation 3,479 m (11,414 ft)
Mouth elevation 294 m (965 ft)
Basin area 427 km2 (165 sq mi)

The Passer (Italian: Passirio, German: Passer) is a 42.6-kilometre (26.5 mi) torrent in northern Italy, a left tributary of the Adige, whose entire course lies within South Tyrol. The stream rises near the Alpine pass between Italy and Austria known as the Timmelsjoch, and flows through the Passeier Valley where the most important settlement is St. Leonhard in Passeier. The river joins the Adige at Meran, where it is a significant site for competitive canoeing, beneath the Steinerner Steg.


This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Passer (River) at Wikimedia Commons
  • (Italian) Agenzia provinciale per l'ambiente, ‘Torrente Passirio’, Acque superficiali (Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige, 2009)
  • (German) Landesagentur für Umwelt, ‘Passer’, Oberflächengewässer (Autonome Provinz Bozen - Südtirol, 2009)

Coordinates: 46°41′N 11°10′E / 46.683°N 11.167°E / 46.683; 11.167