Confluence of the Neuer Hessel and the Alter Hessel near the nature reserve of Versmolder Bruch
|State||North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Reference no.||DE: 316|
|Main source||Source: Northwest of Halle (Westf.) in the Teutoburg Forest
|Progression||Ems → North Sea|
|Basin size||212.528 km² |
|Length||39.337 km |
The river rises northwest of Halle (Westf.) on the Große Egge, crosses the Hermannsweg, flows through the villages of Hesseln and Hörste in Halle borough, then through the borough of Versmold through Oesterweg, continuing through the town of Sassenberg and along the southern edge of Milte in the borough of Warendorf, before emptying into the Ems near Warendorf-Einen.
The Snake's Head Meadows lie along the Hessel near Sassenberg, one of the few areas in Germany in which this strictly protected wildflower occurs.
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