Murr (river)

The About this soundMurr  is a river in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, right tributary of the Neckar. The river gave its name to a small town on its banks, Murr, and to the Rems-Murr-Kreis district, which was also named after the river Rems, which runs roughly parallel to the south of the Murr.

The Murr near Steinheim
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Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationSwabia
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
48°56′48″N 9°15′5″E / 48.94667°N 9.25139°E / 48.94667; 9.25139Coordinates: 48°56′48″N 9°15′5″E / 48.94667°N 9.25139°E / 48.94667; 9.25139
Length51.8 km (32.2 mi) [1]
Basin size507 km2 (196 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionNeckarRhineNorth Sea

Its source is approx. 4 km south of Murrhardt. It flows northeast before turning west to cross Murrhardt. After a further 7 km, Sulzbach an der Murr is reached. Here, at its northernmost point, the Lauter joins from the north, coming from Spiegelberg. The Murr continues southwest, passing Oppenweiler to reach Backnang, where its narrow valley widens. Further towns on its way are Burgstall an der Murr, Kirchberg an der Murr, Steinheim an der Murr, and the community of Murr itself, which is located in the district of Ludwigsburg.

North of Marbach am Neckar, the Murr joins the Neckar after having travelled about 50 km in total.

The Murr runs south of the Löwenstein Hills. A large part of the river is situated in the Swabian-Franconian Forest, after which the eponymous nature park was named.


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