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For other uses, see Alz (disambiguation).
Origin Chiemsee
Mouth Inn
48°16′12″N 12°49′3″E / 48.27000°N 12.81750°E / 48.27000; 12.81750Coordinates: 48°16′12″N 12°49′3″E / 48.27000°N 12.81750°E / 48.27000; 12.81750
Basin countries Germany
Length 63 km
Source elevation 518 m
Avg. discharge ± 75 m³/s
Basin area 2,197 km²

The Alz is a river in Bavaria, southern Germany, the only discharge of the Chiemsee. Its origin is on the northern shore near Seebruck. It is a right tributary of the Inn, into which it flows in Marktl. Other towns on the Alz are Altenmarkt an der Alz, Trostberg, Garching an der Alz and Burgkirchen an der Alz.

The Alz is divided into the Obere Alz (upper Alz) and the Untere Alz (lower Alz). The section from the Chiemsee up to Altenmarkt is called the Obere Alz. The section from Altenmarkt to the mouth in Marktl is called the Untere Alz.

The Traun, a 27km river flowing past the regional administrative center of Traunstein, is a tributary of the Alz.


From pre-indoeuropean *alz "swamp, alder".[citation needed]

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