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Tauber bei Waldenhausen 220505.jpg
The Tauber near Waldenhausen (Wertheim am Main)
Country  Germany
States Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria
Reference no. DE: 246
Basin features
Main source near Weikersholz
447 m above sea level (NN)
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
River mouth near Wertheim am Main into the Main
136 m above sea level (NN)
49°45′48″N 9°30′49″E / 49.763389°N 9.513722°E / 49.763389; 9.513722
Progression Main → Rhine → North Sea
River system Rhine
Basin size 1,809.54 km2 (698.67 sq mi)[1]
Physical characteristics
Length 130.63 km (81.17 mi)[2]
  • Location:
    at Bockenfeld Gauge
  • Average rate:
    0.63 m3/s (22 cu ft/s)
(location 2)
  • Location:
  • Average rate:
    2.64 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)
(location 3)
  • Location:
    Bad Mergentheim
  • Average rate:
    6.94 m3/s (245 cu ft/s)
(location 4)
  • Location:
  • Average rate:
    9.90 m3/s (350 cu ft/s)

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