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Encyclopedia > Lech River
Lech
The river Lech near Seestall
Origin Northern Limestone Alps
Mouth Danube
Basin countries Germany, Austria
Length 264 km
Source elevation 1865 m
Avg. discharge 200 m³/s
Basin area 4126 km²
The river Lech, in the background the city of Landsberg
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The river Lech, in the background the city of Landsberg
The river Lech in Augsburg
The river Lech in Augsburg

The Lech (Licus, Licca) is a river in Austria and Germany. It is a tributary of the Danube and 264 km in length, with a drainage basin of 2,550 sq. miles. Its source is located in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, where the river rises from the Formarinsee (a lake) in the Alps at an altitude of 6,120 ft. It flows in a north-north-easterly direction and crosses the German border forming the Lechfall, a 12 m high waterfall; afterwards the river enters a narrow gorge (Lechschlucht). Leaving the Alps, it enters the plains at Fussen (2,580 ft.) in the German state of Bavaria where it formed the historic boundary with Swabia, runs through the city of Füssen and behind through the Forggensee (a lake). Here, it forms rapids and a fall. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2848x2136, 1713 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lech River Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... The Northern Limestone Alps are the ranges of the Eastern Alps north of the Central Eastern Alps. ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... 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. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 524 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lech River Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 524 KB) Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lech River Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 677 KB) de: Bildbeschreibung: Lech in Augsburg vom Hochablasswehr fotografiert. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 677 KB) de: Bildbeschreibung: Lech in Augsburg vom Hochablasswehr fotografiert. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... The Danube bend at Visegrád is a popular destination of tourists The Danube (ancient Danuvius) is Europes second-longest river (after the Volga). ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (yellow outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (blue lines) of a contiguous area. ... Since Austria is a federal republic according to the constitutional framework of Austrian politics, Austrias nine provinces are customarily referred to as States of Austria or Bundesländer, singular Bundesland. ... Vorarlberg is the westernmost state (Land) of Austria. ... Formarinesee is a lake in the Austrian Alps. ... The West face of the Petit Dru above the Chamonix valley near the Mer de Glace. ... The Free State of Bavaria  (German: Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Füssen is a town in Bavaria, Germany, in the district Ostallgäu. ...


The river flows further northwards through a region called the Lechrain and passes the cities of Schongau, Landsberg, Augsburg (where it receives the Wertach) and Rain before entering the Danube River just below Donauworth (1,330 ft.). It is not navigable, owing to its torrential character and the gravel beds which choke its channel. There is a particularly magnificent view of the Lech valley from Neuschwanstein Castle, near Fussen. Schongau is a small town in Bavaria, near the Alps. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... Length 2,888 km Elevation of the source 1,078 m Average discharge 30 km before Passau: 580 m³/s Vienna: 1,900 m³/s Budapest: 2,350 m³/s just before Delta: 6,500 m³/s Area watershed 817,000 km² Origin Black Forest (Schwarzwald-Baar, Baden- Württemberg, Germany... Known as Nordschwabens freundliche Mitte (North Swabias Friendly Center), Donauwörth is a city in the German State of Bavaria (Bayern), in the region of Swabia (Schwaben). ... Castle seen from the Marienbrücke The castle Neuschwanstein (German: Schloß Neuschwanstein) is located in Germany, near Hohenschwangau and Füssen in southwest Bavaria near the Austrian border. ...


On more than one occasion, historic events have been decided on the banks of this river.


Events Births Deaths Categories: 278 ... This antoninianus minted under Probus (c. ... The Burgundians or Burgundes were an East Germanic tribe which may have emigrated from mainland Scandinavia to the island of Bornholm, whose old form in Old Norse still was Burgundarholmr (the Island of the Burgundians), and from here to mainland Europe. ... The Vandals were an East Germanic tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century and created a state in North Africa, centered on the city of Carthage. ... Raetia as province of the Roman Empire, ca. ... Combatants Holy Roman Empire Magyars Commanders Otto the Great harka Bulcsú; chieftains Lél and Súr Strength 10,000 heavy cavalry 50,000 light cavalry Casualties about 3,500 about 30,000 fell in the battle about 5,000 killed by local farmers maybe 5,000 fleeing Magyars killed... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Events August 10 - Otto I the Great defeats Magyars in the Battle of Lechfeld Edwy becomes King of England. ... On April 5, 1632, Swedish troops under Gustavus Adolphus crossed the Lech river near the city Rain, Bavaria after a short battle against Tillys army during the Thirty Years War. ... See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe November 8 - Wladyslaw IV Waza elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth after Zygmunt III Waza death November 16 - Battle of Lützen... Gustav II Adolph Gustav II Adolph (December 9, 1594 - November 6, 1632) (also known as Gustav Adolph the Great, under the Latin name Gustavus Adolphus or the Swedish form Gustav II Adolf) was a King of Sweden. ... Count Tilly on a portrait by van Dyck Johan Tzerclaes, Count of Tilly (February, 1559 – April 30, 1632) was a general in Bavarian and later imperial service during the Thirty Years War, upon whom Ferdinand II depended (since Wallenstein was a threat). ... Hakkapeliitta (also known as Hackapelit, Hackapelite, Haccapelit or Haccapelite), was the name given in Germany to the Finnish horsemen of King Gustav II Adolph of Sweden (known during the period also as Sweden-Finland) during the Thirty Years War. ...

Main tributaries of the Danube
Iller | Lech | Regen | Isar | Inn | Morava | Drava | Tisza | Sava | Timiş | Velika Morava | Jiu | Iskar | Olt | Osam | Yantra | Vedea | Argeş | Ialomiţa | Siret | Prut

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Lech River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (330 words)
The Lech (Licus, Licca) is a river in Austria and Germany.
Its source is located in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, where the river rises from the Formarinsee (a lake) in the Alps at an altitude of 6,120 ft. It flows in a north-north-easterly direction and crosses the German border forming the Lechfall, a 12 m high waterfall; afterwards the river enters a narrow gorge (Lechschlucht).
At Lechfeld, a stony plain between the Lech and the Wertach, near Augsburg, Otto I defeated the Magyars in August 955.
Lech - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
Lech, founder of Poland - legendary father and founder of Poland (or Lechia), and city of Gniezno.
Lech (beer), a brand of popular Polish beer produced by Kompania Piwowarska, in Poznań.
legendary Lech from Lech, Czech, and Rus legend
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