The river as it flows through Kandern
|- right||Lippisbach, Feuerbach, Wollbach|
|- location||Hochblauen, Germany|
|- elevation||1,000 m (3,281 ft)|
|- location||Rhine River, Germany|
|- elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Length||22 km (14 mi)|
The Kander rises at the head of the Kandertal on the Blauen in the Black Forest. Within the first 10 km of its course to Kandern, the Kander loses 650m of elevation. The stream has a total length of 22 km and a drop of 750m to its mouth on the Rhine near the town of Märkt
The name Kander comes from the Celtic word kandera, meaning clear flowing.
Due to the stream's small size it has no transportation function.