List of rivers of Germany facts for kids

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This is a list of rivers, which are at least partially in Germany. Rivers that flow into the sea are sorted geographically, along the coast.

The rivers of Germany flow into the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the North Sea. The most important rivers of Germany are:

  • flowing into the Baltic Sea: Oder
  • flowing into the Black Sea: Danube (and its main tributaries Inn, Isar, and Lech)
  • flowing into the North Sea: Rhine (and its main tributaries Moselle, Main and Neckar), Weser and Elbe (and its main tributaries Havel and Saale)

Draining into the Baltic Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted northwest (Danish border) to east (Polish border).

  • Schwentine (in Kiel)
  • Trave (in Lübeck-Travemünde)
    • Stepenitz (near Travemünde)
  • Warnow (in Warnemünde)
    • Nebel (in Bützow)
  • Recknitz (in Ribnitz-Damgarten)

Draining into the Black Sea

  • Danube (in Sulina, Romania)
    • Inn (in Passau)
      • Rott (in Schärding)
      • Salzach (in Haiming)
        • Saalach (in Freilassing)
      • Alz (in Marktl)
        • Chiemsee (in Seebruck)
          • Tiroler Achen (in Grabenstätt)
      • Isen (in Neuotting)
    • Ilz (in Passau)
    • Vils (in Vilshofen)
    • Isar (near Deggendorf)
      • Amper/Ammer (near Moosburg)
      • Loisach (near Wolfratshausen)
    • Große Laber (near Straubing)
    • Regen (in Regensburg)
      • Chamb (in Cham)
    • Naab (near Regensburg)
      • Vils (in Kallmünz)
    • Schwarze Laber (in Sinzing)
    • Altmühl (in Kelheim)
    • Abens (near Neustadt (Donau))
      • Ilm (near Neustadt (Donau))
    • Paar (near Vohburg)
    • Friedberger Ach (near Oberhausen)
    • Lech (near Donauwörth)
    • Schmutter (in Donauwörth)
    • Zusam (in Donauwörth)
    • Wörnitz (in Donauwörth)
    • Brenz (in Lauingen)
    • Mindel (near Günzburg)
      • Kammel (near Offingen)
    • Günz (in Günzburg)
    • Iller (in Ulm)
    • Rot (in Erbach an der Donau)
    • Riß (near Ehingen)
    • Lauchert (near Sigmaringen)

Draining into the North Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted southwest (Netherlands) to east (Danish border).

  • Maas (main branch at Stellendam, Netherlands)
    • Niers (in Gennep, Netherlands)
    • Rur/Roer (in Roermond, Netherlands)
      • Wurm (near Heinsberg)
      • Inde (in Jülich)
  • Rhine/Rhein (main branch at Hoek van Holland, Netherlands)
    • Lippe (in Wesel)
    • Emscher (near Dinslaken)
    • Ruhr (in Duisburg)
      • Volme (near Hagen)
      • Lenne (near Hagen)
      • Möhne (in Neheim-Hüsten)
    • Erft (in Neuss)
    • Wupper/Wipper (in Leverkusen)
    • Sieg (in Bonn)
      • Agger (in Siegburg)
      • Nister (in Wissen)
    • Ahr (near Sinzig)
    • Wied (in Neuwied)
    • Moselle (in Koblenz)
      • Elzbach (in Moselkern)
      • Alf (in Alf)
      • Lieser (near Bernkastel-Kues)
      • Salm (near Klüsserath)
      • Kyll (near Trier-Ehrang)
      • Saar (near Konz)
        • Nied (near Rehlingen-Siersburg)
        • Prims (in Dillingen)
        • Blies (in Sarreguemines)
          • Schwarzbach (near Zweibrücken)
      • Sauer (in Wasserbillig)
    • Lahn (in Lahnstein)
    • Nahe (in Bingen)
    • Selz (in Ingelheim)
    • Main (in Mainz)
    • Neckar (in Mannheim)
      • Jagst (near Bad Friedrichshall)
      • Kocher (in Bad Friedrichshall)
      • Enz (in Besigheim)
        • Glems (near Markgröningen-Unterriexingen)
      • Murr (in Marbach am Neckar)
      • Rems (in Remseck)
      • Fils (in Plochingen)
    • Queich (near Germersheim)
    • Pfinz (near Germersheim)
    • Lauter (in Lauterbourg)
    • Murg (near Rastatt)
    • Sauer (in Seltz, France)
    • Acher (near Lichtenau)
    • Rench (near Lichtenau)
    • Kinzig (near Kehl)
      • Schutter (near Kehl)
    • Elz (near Lahr)
    • Wiese (near Basel)
    • Wutach (in Waldshut-Tiengen)
  • IJssel (into the IJsselmeer near Kampen, Netherlands)
    • Berkel (in Zutphen, Netherlands)
    • Oude IJssel/Issel (in Doesburg, Netherlands)
  • Zwarte Water (into the IJsselmeer near Genemuiden, Netherlands)
    • Vechte (near Zwolle, Netherlands)
      • Dinkel (in Neuenhaus)
  • Ems (near Delfzijl, Netherlands)
    • Hase (in Meppen)
  • Weser (near Bremerhaven)
    • Hunte (in Elsfleth)
    • Lesum (in Bremen-Vegesack)
      • Wümme (in Ritterhude)
    • Aller (near Verden (Aller))
      • Böhme (near Rethem)
      • Leine (near Schwarmstedt)
        • Innerste (near Sarstedt)
        • Rhume (in Northeim)
          • Oder (Harz) (in Katlenburg-Lindau)
      • Örtze (in Winsen)
      • Fuhse (in Celle)
      • Oker (in Müden (Aller))
        • Schunter (near Braunschweig)
    • Werre (in Bad Oeynhausen)
    • Diemel (in Bad Karlshafen)
    • Fulda (in Hannoversch Münden)
      • Eder (in Edermünde)
        • Schwalm (near Fritzlar)
      • Haune (in Bad Hersfeld)
    • Werra (in Hannoversch Münden)
      • Hörsel (near Eisenach)
      • Ulster (in Philippsthal)
  • Elbe (near Cuxhaven)
    • Oste (near Otterndorf)
    • Stör (near Glückstadt)
    • Alster (in Hamburg)
    • Bille (near Hamburg)
    • Ilmenau (near Winsen (Luhe))
    • Jeetzel (in Hitzacker)
    • Löcknitz (near Dömitz)
      • Elde (near Lenzen)
    • Aland (in Schnackenburg)
    • Stepenitz (in Wittenberge)
    • Havel (near Havelberg)
      • Dosse (near Havelberg)
      • Rhin (near Warnau)
      • Plane (near Brandenburg)
      • Nuthe (in Potsdam)
      • Spree (in Berlin-Spandau)
    • Ohre (near Burg)
    • Saale (in Barby)
      • Bode (in Nienburg (Saale))
      • Wipper (Saale) (near Bernburg)
      • Weiße Elster (near Halle (Saale))
        • Parthe (in Leipzig)
        • Pleiße (in Leipzig)
        • Weida (near Gera)
      • Unstrut (near Naumburg)
        • Wipper (Unstrut) (near Heldrungen)
        • Gera (in Straußfurt)
      • Ilm (in Großheringen)
      • Schwarza (in Schwarza)
    • Mulde (in Dessau)
      • Zwickauer Mulde (near Colditz)
        • Chemnitz (near Wechselburg)
      • Freiberger Mulde (near Colditz)
    • Schwarze Elster (near Wittenberg)
    • Weißeritz (in Dresden)
    • Wesenitz (in Pirna)
    • Ohře/Eger (in Litoměřice, Czech Republic)
    • Vltava (in Mělník, Czech Republic)
      • Berounka (near Prague, Czech Republic)
        • Mže/Mies (in Plzeň, Czech Republic)
  • Eider (in Tönning)
    • Treene (in Friedrichstadt)

List by letter

A-E

Aabach, Aar, Abens, Acher, Agger, Ahr, Aland, Alf, Aller, Alme, Alsenz, Alster, Altmühl, Alz, Ammer (Neckar), Ammer/Amper, Aue (Elbe), Aue, Berkel, Bever, Biber, Biela, Bille, Bist, Black Elster, Blau, Blies, Bode, Böhme, Breg, Breitach, Brend, Brenz, Brigach, Chamb, Chemnitz, Dahme, Danube, Diemel, Dill, Dinkel, Dosse, Dreisam, Düssel, Echaz, Eder, Eider, Elbe, Elde, Else, Elz (Neckar), Elz (Rhine), Elzbach, Ems, Emscher, Ennepe, Enz, Erft

F-K

Feller Bach, Fils, Franconian Saale, Fränkische Rezat, Fränkische Saale, Freiberger Mulde, Friedberger Ach, Fuhse, Fulda, Garte, Gera, Glan, Gose/Abzucht, Gottleuba, Große Laber, Günz, Hamme, Hase, Haune, Havel, Heller, Hönne, Hörsel, Hunte, Ihme, Iller, Ilm (Bavaria), Ilm (Thuringia), Ilmenau, Ilz, Inde, Inn, Innerste, Isar, Isen, Itz, Jade, Jagst, Jeetzel, Kammel, Kander, Kinzig (Main), Kinzig (Rhine), Kocher, Kyll

L-O

Lahn, Lauchert, Lauter (Glan), Lauter (Rhine), Lech, Leda, Leibi, Leine, Lenne, Lesum, Lieser, Lippe, Löcknitz, Loisach, Lusatian Neisse, Lutter (Lachte), Lutter (Leine), Lutter (Oder), Main, Mandau, Maurine, Mindel, Möhne, Moselle, Mulde, Münstersche Aa, Murg, Murr, Mže/Mies, Naab, Nahe, Nebel, Neckar, Neetze, Nette (Innerste), Nette (Niers), Nette (Rhine), Nidda, Nied, Niers, Nims, Nister, Nuthe, Oder, Oder (Harz), Ohm, Ohre, Ohře/Eger, Oker, Orla, Örtze, Oste, Oude IJssel, Our

P-S

Paar, Pader, Parthe, Peene, Pegnitz, Pfinz, Plane, Pleiße, Prims, Prüm, Queich, Recknitz, Red Main, Rednitz, Regen, Regnitz, Rems, Rench, Rheider Au, Rhin, Rhine, Rhume, Riß, Rot, Rote Weißeritz, Roter Main, Rott, Ruhr, Rur, Ruwer, Ryck, Saalach, Saale, Saar, Salm, Salzach, Sauer, Sauer (France), Scheppau, Schmutter, Schozach, Schwarze Elster, Schunter, Schutter, Schwäbische Rezat, Schwalm, Schwarza, Schwarzbach (Blies), Schwarze Laber, Schwentine, Seeve, Selbitz, Selz, Sieg, Soeste, Spree, Sprotte, Stepenitz (Brandenburg), Stepenitz (Mecklenburg), Stör, Sulm, Swalm, Swist

T-Z

Tanger, Tauber, Tiroler Achen, Tollense, Trave, Treene, Uecker, Ulster, Unstrut, Usa, Vechte, Vils (Danube), Vils (Lech), Vils (Naab), Volme, Wakenitz, Warnow, Weida, Weil, Weiße Elster, Weißeritz, Werra, Werre, Wertach, Wesenitz, Weser, Westfälische Aa, Wetter, White Elster, White Main, Wied, Wiese, Wilde Weißeritz, Wipper (Saale), Wipper (Unstrut), Wisper, Wörnitz, Wümme, Wupper, Würm, Wurm, Wutach, Zaber, Zeegenbach, Zschopau, Zusam, Zwickauer Mulde


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