Pader (river)

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Paderborn Stümpelsche Mühle.jpg
The Pader at the Stümpel watermill
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Paderborn, Germany
River mouth Lippe
Physical characteristics
Length 4 km (2.5 mi)
  • Average rate:
    3 to 9 m3/s (110 to 320 cu ft/s) (at its source)

The Pader is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, left tributary of the Lippe. It runs through the city of Paderborn, which it gave its name. Although fairly wide, it is only 4 km in length which makes it the shortest river of Germany.[1]


Coordinates: 51°44′N 8°43′E / 51.733°N 8.717°E / 51.733; 8.717