Ybbs (German pronunciation: [ˈɪps]) is a river in Lower Austria.

The Ybbs near Amstetten
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationnear Mariazell
 ⁃ coordinates47°45′37″N 15°12′19″E / 47.7603°N 15.2053°E / 47.7603; 15.2053
 ⁃ location
Danube in Ybbs an der Donau
 ⁃ coordinates
48°10′12″N 15°06′08″E / 48.1701°N 15.1023°E / 48.1701; 15.1023Coordinates: 48°10′12″N 15°06′08″E / 48.1701°N 15.1023°E / 48.1701; 15.1023
Length133.9 km (83.2 mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea

Its source is located on the Zellerrain Pass near Mariazell. In the beginning, the river is called Weiße Ois, then onwards from the border between Lower Austria and Styria up to Lunz am See it is called Ois. From there until its confluence to the Danube at Ybbs an der Donau, it is finally called Ybbs.

The Ybbs has a strongly meandering course and flows for around 134 km (83 mi) from the South in a northward direction. Along the river there are many metal and lumber industry plants.

The most important towns on the Ybbs are Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs, Hollenstein an der Ybbs, Opponitz, Ybbsitz, Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Amstetten, and Ybbs an der Donau.


  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)