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Isar
The river Isar near Munich.
Origin Karwendel, Alps
Mouth Danube
Basin countries Germany, Austria
Length 286 km
Source elevation 1160 m
Avg. discharge 180 m³/s
Watershed area ±9,000 km²

The Isar is the third largest river in Bavaria, Germany. On second position after the Inn river and the Lech river it is the most important tributary of the Danube river in Germany and 286 km in length. The name Isar appears to be derived from the Celtic word Isaria (meaning torrential). Image File history File links de: Die Isar nördlich von München. ... Munich and the Alps Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German federal state of Bavaria. ... View on the Northeastern Part of the Karwendel (Location: Blue Mountains) The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... The Danube (German: , Slovak: Dunaj, Hungarian: , Croatian: Dunav, Serbian: Дунав/Dunav, Bulgarian: Дунав, Romanian: , Ukrainian: , Latin: Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... Lech can refer to: a Slavic, especially Polish, first name, e. ... The Danube (German: , Slovak: Dunaj, Hungarian: , Croatian: Dunav, Serbian: Дунав/Dunav, Bulgarian: Дунав, Romanian: , Ukrainian: , Latin: Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... The Celtic languages are the languages descended from Proto-Celtic, or Common Celtic, spoken by ancient and modern Celts alike. ...


The source is located in Austria not far from the German border in the Karwendel (a part of the Alps), near the town Scharnitz. At Mittenwald the river crosses into Germany. From there the river runs northwards, directly through the artificial lake Sylvenstein, Lenggries, Bad Tölz, Geretsried, Wolfratshausen, the Bavarian capital Munich and northeastward through Freising, Moosburg and Landshut to Deggendorf, where it finally meets the Danube River. View on the Northeastern Part of the Karwendel (Location: Blue Mountains) The Karwendel is the largest range of the Northern Limestone Alps. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... Bad Tölz seen from the River Isar Bad Tölz is a town in Bavaria, Germany, and administrative center of the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen. ... Geretsried is a town in the district Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, located in Bavaria, Germany. ... Wolfratshausen is a town of the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen, located in Bavaria, Germany. ... Munich and the Alps Munich (German: München (pronounced listen) is the capital of the German federal state of Bavaria. ... Freising is a city in Bavaria, Germany, capital of the district Freising. ... Moosburg-an-der-Isar in Bavaria is the oldest town between south of the Danube river and north of Italy, with a population of 18,000 inhabitants. ... Landshut is a city in Bavaria, Germany, the capital of the Niederbayern region. ... Deggendorf is a town in Bavaria, capital of the district Deggendorf. ...

Isar at Georgenstein
Isar at Georgenstein

Important tributaries are the Loisach and the Amper rivers. Much of the Isar's water is drained away from it at Oberföhring (just where the river Isar is leaving Munich) by way of the Mittlere Isar Kanal, a canal that directs the water of the Isar to the artificial lake Speichersee where another hydroelectric power plant generates electricity. From there the canal is headed north, and joins the River Isar northeast of Moosburg. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x599, 394 KB) River Isar nearby Munich, Germany (Georgenstein) Photographer: Bernd Reuschenberg Photo was taken by June 2005-06-19 File links The following pages link to this file: Isar ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (900x599, 394 KB) River Isar nearby Munich, Germany (Georgenstein) Photographer: Bernd Reuschenberg Photo was taken by June 2005-06-19 File links The following pages link to this file: Isar ... The Loisach is a river in Tyrol, Austria and Bavaria, Germany. ... The Amper is a river in southern Bavaria and the biggest tributary to the Isar river, well-known for Munich tourists. ... Moosburg-an-der-Isar in Bavaria is the oldest town between south of the Danube river and north of Italy, with a population of 18,000 inhabitants. ...


Floodings are much less likely since the 1950s when the Sylvenstein Dam was constructed south of Lenggries in order to generate electicity. There have been high water levels in the river Isar since then (e. g. in 1979 and 1999 ) but no actual floodings occurred. // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...



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