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Tauber bei Waldenhausen 220505.jpg
The Tauber near Waldenhausen (Wertheim am Main)
Location Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria,  Germany
Reference no. DE: 246
Length 130.63 km [1]
Source near Weikersholz
49°15′00″N 10°06′53″E / 49.25°N 10.114861°E / 49.25; 10.114861Coordinates: 49°15′00″N 10°06′53″E / 49.25°N 10.114861°E / 49.25; 10.114861
Source height 447 m above sea level (NN)
Mouth near Wertheim am Main into the Main
49°45′48″N 9°30′49″E / 49.763389°N 9.513722°E / 49.763389; 9.513722
Mouth height 136 m above sea level (NN)
Descent 311 m
Basin Rhine
Progression Main → Rhine → North Sea
Catchment 1,809.54 km² [2]
Discharge Average mid:   0,63 m³/s at Bockenfeld Gauge
2,64 m³/s Archshofen
6,94 m³/s Bad Mergentheim
9,90 m³/s Tauberbischofsheimdep1
Large towns Bad Mergentheim, Wertheim am Main
Small towns Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Creglingen, Röttingen, Weikersheim, Lauda-Königshofen, Tauberbischofsheim

The About this sound Tauber  is a river in Franconia, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Main and is 122 km in length. The name derives from the Celtic word for water (compare: Dover).

It flows through Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Creglingen, Weikersheim, Bad Mergentheim, Tauberbischofsheim, and flows into the river Main in Wertheim am Main.

There is a medieval bridge over the river near Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

The Tauber and the vineyards between Rothenburg and Creglingen


  1. ^ Map service of the Baden-Württemberg State Department for the Environment, Survey and Conservation.
  2. ^ HochwasserAktionsplan Main