Saalbach (river)

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Saalbach
The Saalbach in the town of Bruchsal.
The Saalbach in the town of Bruchsal.
Basin
Main source 165 m (541 ft)
49°2′4″N 8°42′31″E / 49.03444°N 8.70861°E / 49.03444; 8.70861 (Saalbach source)
River mouth 95 m (312 ft)
49°16′17″N 8°27′5″E / 49.27139°N 8.45139°E / 49.27139; 8.45139 (Saalbach mouth)Coordinates: 49°16′17″N 8°27′5″E / 49.27139°N 8.45139°E / 49.27139; 8.45139 (Saalbach mouth)
Progression RhineNorth Sea
River system Rhine
Physical characteristics
Length 50.2 km (31.2 mi)

The Saalbach is a 50 km long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The river source is in the Kraichgau region near the city of Bretten, formed by the confluence of the Weißach und Salzach Rivers. It then flows through Gondelsheim to the northwest, then through Bruchsal and Dettenheim. It then turns north through Philippsburg before emptying into the Rhine.