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The About this soundTauber  is a river in Franconia (Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria), Germany. It is a left tributary of the Main and is 132 km (82 mi) in length. The name derives from the Celtic word for water (compare: Dover).

Tauber
Tauber bei Waldenhausen 220505.jpg
The Tauber near Waldenhausen (Wertheim am Main)
Location
Country Germany
StatesBaden-Württemberg, Bavaria
Reference no.DE: 246
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationnear Weikersholz
 ⁃ coordinates49°15′00″N 10°06′53″E / 49.25°N 10.114861°E / 49.25; 10.114861Coordinates: 49°15′00″N 10°06′53″E / 49.25°N 10.114861°E / 49.25; 10.114861
 ⁃ elevation447 m above sea level (NN)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
near Wertheim am Main into the Main
 ⁃ coordinates
49°45′48″N 9°30′49″E / 49.763389°N 9.513722°E / 49.763389; 9.513722
 ⁃ elevation
136 m above sea level (NN)
Length131.7 km (81.8 mi) [1]
Basin size1,809 km2 (698 sq mi) [1]
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationat Bockenfeld Gauge
 ⁃ average0.63 m3/s (22 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationArchshofen
 ⁃ average2.64 m3/s (93 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationBad Mergentheim
 ⁃ average6.94 m3/s (245 cu ft/s)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationTauberbischofsheim
 ⁃ average9.90 m3/s (350 cu ft/s)
Basin features
ProgressionMainRhineNorth Sea
Landmarks

It flows through Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Creglingen, Weikersheim, Bad Mergentheim, Königshofen, Tauberbischofsheim, and flows into the river Main in Wertheim am Main.

There is a medieval bridge over the river near Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

The Tauber and the vineyards between Rothenburg and Creglingen

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)