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The course of the Weschnitz.
The course of the Weschnitz.
Main source 455 m (1,493 ft)
49°38′22.4″N 8°49′43.1″E / 49.639556°N 8.828639°E / 49.639556; 8.828639
River mouth 84.9 m (279 ft)
49°42′39″N 8°24′36″E / 49.71083°N 8.41000°E / 49.71083; 8.41000Coordinates: 49°42′39″N 8°24′36″E / 49.71083°N 8.41000°E / 49.71083; 8.41000
Progression RhineNorth Sea
River system Rhine
Basin size 435.725 km2 (168.234 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 58.9 km (36.6 mi)

The Weschnitz is a 58.9 km long right tributary of the Rhine River running through the German states of Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The name of the river traces to the Celtic god Visucius, who was worshiped in the region.

The river source is in the Odenwald, in the town of Grasellenbach. It then flows in a westerly direction through a number of communities, including Fürth, Rimbach, Mörlenbach and Birkenau. At Weinheim, the river splits into two branches as it enters the Upper Rhine Plain. The two courses join at Lorsch. It then flows through the communities of Einhausen and Biblis before emptying into the Rhine at the Biblis Nuclear Power Plant.