Wisper at Lorch
|Length||29.7 km (18.5 mi) |
|Progression||Rhine→ North Sea|
|Basin size||209 km2 (81 sq 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.
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