Wisper

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Wisper
Brücke auf Wisper.jpg
Wisper at Lorch
Country Germany
Basin
Main source Taunus
River mouth Rhine
Basin size 209 km2 (81 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 30 km (19 mi)

The Wisper is a 29.715-kilometre-long (18.464 mi) river in Hesse, Germany, right tributary of the Rhine. Its source is in the western Taunus, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis district, near a small village named Wisper (municipality Heidenrod). It flows southwest through a densely forested valley with some medieval castle ruins surrounded by a popular hiking area. A man-made lake, the Wispersee, is stocked with trout and is a popular fishing destination. The Wisper flows into the Rhine at Lorch.

The river ran through the temporary state Free State Bottleneck from 1919 to 1923.

Wisper valley at Lorch

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Coordinates: 50°02′N 7°48′E / 50.033°N 7.800°E / 50.033; 7.800