Watermill in the Regnitz near Möhrendorf.
|⁃ elevation||±290 m (950 ft)|
|Length||63.7 km (39.6 mi) |
|Basin size||7,521 km2 (2,904 sq mi) |
|Progression||Main→ Rhine→ North Sea|
The river is formed by the confluence of the rivers Rednitz and Pegnitz, which meet in the city of Fürth. From there the Regnitz runs northwards through the cities of Erlangen and Forchheim. It finally meets the Main near the city of Bamberg. Including its source rivers Rednitz and Franconian Rezat, it is 187.4 km (116.4 mi) long.
Between Fürth and Forchheim a lot of watermills were used from Middle Ages till 19th century. Some are still there or were reconstructed.