Lauter (Rhine)

The Lauter (in its upper course also: Wieslauter) is a river in Germany and France.

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The Lauter between Scheibenhard and Scheibenhardt
Lauter (Rhine) is located in France
Lauter (Rhine)
Lauter (Rhine) is located in Grand Est
Lauter (Rhine)
CountriesGermany and France
Physical characteristics
 • locationPalatine Forest
 • location
 • coordinates
48°59′6″N 8°16′4″E / 48.98500°N 8.26778°E / 48.98500; 8.26778Coordinates: 48°59′6″N 8°16′4″E / 48.98500°N 8.26778°E / 48.98500; 8.26778
Length55 km (34 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

The Lauter is a left tributary of the Rhine. Its length is 55 kilometres (34 mi), of which 39 km is in France and on the France–Germany border.[1] It is formed by the confluence of two headstreams (Scheidbach and Wartenbach) north of Hinterweidenthal in the Palatine Forest in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It flows through Dahn, crosses the border with France, flows through Wissembourg, and then forms the French-German international boundary until its confluence with the Rhine near Lauterbourg and Neuburg am Rhein.

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  1. ^ Sandre. "Fiche cours d'eau - La Lauter (A38-0200)".