Prüm (river)

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River Prüm between Prümzurlay und Irrel, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.JPG
The Prüm between Prümzurlay and Irrel
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Schneifel
River mouth Sauer
49°49′22″N 6°28′16″E / 49.82278°N 6.47111°E / 49.82278; 6.47111Coordinates: 49°49′22″N 6°28′16″E / 49.82278°N 6.47111°E / 49.82278; 6.47111
Basin size 889 km2 (343 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 95 km (59 mi)

The Prüm (German pronunciation: [ˈpʁʏm]) is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, left tributary of the Sauer. Its total length is 95 km, and its basin area is 889 km².[1] The Prüm rises in the Schneifel hills, north of the town of Prüm, close to the border with Belgium. It flows southward through Prüm, Waxweiler, Holsthum, and Irrel. The Prüm discharges to the Sauer in Minden, on the border with Luxembourg, three kilometres east of Echternach. The largest tributary of the Prüm is the Nims.