Wisper

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Wisper
Brücke auf Wisper.jpg
Wisper at Lorch
Location
CountryGermany
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - locationTaunus
Mouth 
 - location
Rhine
 - coordinates
50°02′34″N 7°48′05″E / 50.0429°N 7.8014°E / 50.0429; 7.8014Coordinates: 50°02′34″N 7°48′05″E / 50.0429°N 7.8014°E / 50.0429; 7.8014
Length29.7 km (18.5 mi) [1]
Basin size209 km2 (81 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

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

See also[edit]

List of rivers in Hesse

References[edit]