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Schmutter bei Gablingen Schwaben.jpg
The Schmutter near Gablingen.
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Swabia
River mouth Danube
48°42′35″N 10°48′1″E / 48.70972°N 10.80028°E / 48.70972; 10.80028Coordinates: 48°42′35″N 10°48′1″E / 48.70972°N 10.80028°E / 48.70972; 10.80028
Physical characteristics
Length 76 km (47 mi)

The Schmutter is a river in Bavaria, Germany, a right tributary of the Danube. Its source is 6 km southwest of Schwabmünchen, in the Swabia region of Bavaria. It flows north, and for several tens of kilometers it flows parallel to the Lech, at only a few km west of the Lech. It flows into the Danube near Donauwörth. Towns along the Schmutter include Fischach, Neusäß, Gablingen and Mertingen.