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For the Belgian politician, see Wilhelm Kyll.
Country Germany, Belgium
Basin features
Main source Hautes Fagnes
±600 m (2,000 ft)
River 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 size 834 km2 (322 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 142 km (88 mi)

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