Lieser (river)

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Lieser Eifel Quelle 2007.jpg
The official source of the Lieser near Boxberg
Location Eifel; counties of Vulkaneifel and Bernkastel-Wittlich; Rhineland-Palatinate  Germany
Reference no. DE: 2678
Basin features
Main source In the High Eifel near Boxberg
ca. 560 m above sea level (NHN) [1]
50°16′19″N 6°51′23″E / 50.272000°N 6.856306°E / 50.272000; 6.856306Coordinates: 50°16′19″N 6°51′23″E / 50.272000°N 6.856306°E / 50.272000; 6.856306
River mouth Near Lieser into the Moselle
ca. 108 m above sea level (NHN) [1]
49°54′56″N 7°00′32″E / 49.915611°N 7.00889°E / 49.915611; 7.00889
Progression Moselle → Rhine → North Sea
River system Rhine
Basin size 402.4 km² [2]
Landmarks Small towns: Daun, Wittlich
Physical characteristics
Length 73.6 km [2]
  • Location:
    at Plein gauge[3]
  • Minimum rate:
    Record low: 18 l/s (in 19.08.1998)
    Average low: 184 l/s
  • Average rate:
    3.49 m³/s
  • Maximum rate:
    Average high: 64.2 m³/s
    Record high: 124 m³/s (in 12.01.1993)

The Lieser is a small river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, a left tributary of the Moselle. It rises in the Eifel, near Boxberg, north of Daun. The Lieser flows south through Daun, Manderscheid and Wittlich. It flows into the Moselle west of the village of Lieser.


  1. ^ a b Official topographic map, 1:25,000 series.
  2. ^ a b Geoexplorer of the Rhineland-Palatinate Water Authority (Wasserwirtschaftsverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz)
  3. ^ Pegel Plein, Data by the LfU Rhineland-Palatinate