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Encyclopedia > Moselle River
Moselle
The Mosel near Wolf.
Origin Vosges mountains
Mouth Rhine
Basin countries France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium
Length 700km
Source elevation 715 m
Avg. discharge 290 m³/s
Basin area 28,286 km²
Mosel basin area
Mosel basin area

The Moselle (French Moselle, German Mosel, Luxembourgish Musel, Dutch Moezel) is a river flowing through France, Luxembourg and Germany. It is a left tributary of the Rhine river, joining it at Koblenz. A small part of Belgium is also watered off by the Mosel through the Our and Syre. The River Moselle visible above ground on its way through Tottenham Cemetery. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1914 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Typical landscape in Vosges mountains (Chajoux valley, La Bresse, France) Waterfall in eastern Vosges mountains Glacial lake in Vosges mountains (Lac de Schiessrothried) The Vosges Mountains is a range in eastern France, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Belfort to Saverne. ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... [[ == Headline text == This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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 links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Luxembourgish (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuergesch, French: , German: , Walloon: ), also spelled Luxemburgish, is a West Germanic language spoken in Luxembourg. ... For other uses, see River (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that River Rhine Pollution: November 1986 be merged into this article or section. ... Map of the Koblenz region Koblenz (also Coblenz in pre-1926 German spellings; French Coblence) is a city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument ( Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. ... The Syre or Syr (Luxembourgish: Sir) is a river flowing through Luxembourg, joining the Moselle at Mertert. ...


Its name comes from the Latin Mosella, meaning the "Little Meuse" (Mosa in Latin). The river gave its name to two French départements: Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle. For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The Meuse (Maas) at Maastricht Meuse near Grave The Meuse (Dutch & German Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea. ... For other uses, see Latin (disambiguation). ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Moselle River. ... Meurthe-et-Moselle is a département in the northeast of France named after the Meurthe and Moselle rivers. ...

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Geography

The source of the Moselle is the end of the buttux of the Ballon d'Alsace in the Vosges mountains. The Moselle flows through the Lorraine region, west of the Vosges. Further downstream, in Germany, the Moselle valley forms the division between the Eifel and Hunsrück mountain regions. Its total length from source to mouth is approximately 545 km. Ballon dAlsace is a 1247 meter high mountain at the border of Alsace, Lorraine, and Franche-Comté. From its top there is a nice view on the Vosges, the Rhine valley and the Black Forest. ... Typical landscape in Vosges mountains (Chajoux valley, La Bresse, France) Waterfall in eastern Vosges mountains Glacial lake in Vosges mountains (Lac de Schiessrothried) The Vosges Mountains is a range in eastern France, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Belfort to Saverne. ... Location Administration Capital Metz Regional President Jean-Pierre Masseret (PS) (since 2004) Départements Meurthe-et-Moselle Meuse Moselle Vosges Arrondissements 19 Cantons 157 Communes 2,337 Statistics Land area1 23,547 km² Population (Ranked 11th)  - January 1, 2005 est. ... The Moselle valley is a region in north-eastern France, north-western Germany, and eastern Luxembourg, centred on the river valley formed by the Moselle. ... The Eifel is a hilly region in Germany. ... A typical view of the Hunsrück countryside. ...


Towns along the river Moselle are:

Épinal is a commune of northeastern France, préfecture (capital) of the Vosges département. ... Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toul Toul is a historic fortified town of France, a sous-préfecture of the Meurthe-et-Moselle département. ... Pont-à-Mousson is a commune of northeastern France, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle département. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Si paix dedans, paix dehors (French: If peace inside, peace outside) Cathedral St. ... Thionville (German: , Luxembourgish: Diedennuewen), is a town and commune in the Moselle département, in the Lorraine région, France. ... Schengen is a wine-growing village in south-eastern Luxembourg near the point where the borders of Germany, France and Luxembourg come together. ... Remich (Luxembourgish: Réimech) is a small city in south-eastern Luxembourg with approx. ... District Grevenmacher Canton Grevenmacher Area 16. ... Trier (French: ; Luxembourgish Tréier) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. ... Bernkastel-Kues is a city at the Moselle River in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. ... Panorama of Cochem Cochem is a town in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. ... Map of the Koblenz region Koblenz (also Coblenz in pre-1926 German spellings; French Coblence) is a city situated on both banks of the Rhine at its confluence with the Moselle, where the Deutsches Eck (German Corner) and its monument ( Emperor William I on horseback) are situated. ...

Tributaries

From the left: Madon, Terrouin, Esch, Rupt de Mad, Orne, Fensch, Gander, Syre, Sauer, Kyll, Salm, Lieser, Alf, Endert, Brohlbach, Elz. The Orne is a river in Lorraine, north-eastern France, left tributary of the Moselle. ... The Syre or Syr (Luxembourgish: Sir) is a river flowing through Luxembourg, joining the Moselle at Mertert. ... Sauer (German and Luxembourgish; in French: Sûre) is a river of Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. ... The Kyll is a 142 km long river in western Germany (North Rhine-Westphalia andRhineland-Palatinate). ... The Salm between Eichelhütte and Himmerod in the Eifel The Salm is a 63 km long river in western Germany (Rhineland-Palatinate), tributary to the river Moselle. ... Timber framed houses along the Elzbach in Monreal For other uses of Elz see Elz. ...


From the right: Moselotte, Vologne, Meurthe, Seille, Saar, Olewiger Bach, Avelsbach, Ruwer, Feller Bach, Dhron, Ahringsbach, Kautenbach, Lützbach, Flaumbach, Altlayer Bach, Baybach, Ehrbach. Meurthe is a river in north-eastern France, tributary to the river Moselle. ... The Seille (pronunciation: ) is a river in the French région of Lorraine, originating near Azoudange, in the département of Moselle. ... Saar loop at Mettlach The Saar (French: Sarre) is a river, that rises in the Vosges mountains in Alsace with two headstreams (Red and White Saar) at the Donon, running through Lorraine and the Saarland, which was named after it. ... Ruwer valley The Ruwer is a river in Germany with a length of 46 kilometres, an affluent of the Moselle River. ... Slate mine Fell (upper left) and the former concrete block work (down) in the Nossern Valley The Feller Bach is a right tributary of the Moselle River in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). ...


Economy

The Moselle valley between Nancy, Metz and Thionville is an industrial area, with coal mining and steel manufacture. Nancy (IPA pronounciation ; archaic German: ; Luxembourgish: Nanzeg) is a city and commune in the Lorraine région of northeastern France. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ... The steel cable of a colliery winding tower. ...


The Moselle has been made navigable for large cargo ships from the Rhine in Koblenz up to Neuves-Maisons, south of Nancy. For smaller ships it is connected to other parts of France through the Canal de l'Est and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin. Hapag-Lloyd Container ship Container ship A cargo ship or freighter is any sort of ship or vessel that carries cargo, goods, and materials from one port to another. ... The Marne-Rhine Canal at Niderviller, Moselle. ...


The Moselle valley is famous for its beautiful scenery and the excellent wine produced, most well-known is the German wine-growing region of Mosel, while Luxembourg wine-growing region is called Moselle Luxembourgeoise and the French region is called VDQS Moselle. Most notable among the wines produced here are Riesling, Elbling, Müller-Thurgau, Kerner and Auxerrois. The German part of the Moselle is a popular tourist destination. The Moselle valley is a region in north-eastern France, north-western Germany, and eastern Luxembourg, centred on the river valley formed by the Moselle. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Mosel is a German wine-growing region (Anbaugebiet) that takes its name from the river Mosel (or Moselle). ... VDQS is an acronym in French standing for Vin Délimité de Qualité Superieure (Delimited Wine of Superior Quality), the second highest ranking of wine, after AOC under the French ranking system. ... Riesling is a white grape variety and varietal appellation of wines grown historically in Germany (see German wine), Alsace (France), Austria, and northern Italy. ... Müller-Thurgau is a variety of white grape (sp. ... Andreas Kerner (1786-1862), a lyric poet of the Swabian school Justinus (Andreas Christian) Kerner Karl Theodor Kerner Nena Kerner Otto Kerner Kerner Commissionm, named after Otto Kerner See also Körner (Koerner) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same... Auxerrois is a historical province of France, part of Burgundy. ... “Tourist” redirects here. ...


Literature

The Moselle was celebrated in Mosella, an ancient Roman poem by Ausonius. In the twentieth century, the river and the folklore and local history of the towns along its banks were described by British travel writer Roger Pilkington. Decimus Magnus Ausonius (c. ...


Castles

  • Burg Thurant: Near the town of Alken stands Thurant castle,which was built in the 13th century. It is the only twin-towered castle along the Mosel.
  • Burg Eltz: The von Eltz family castle, whose history goes back to the 16th century,remains in private hands to this day but is open to visitors.
  • Burg Pyrmont: This 13th century castle was remodelled and extended several times during the Baroque era.
  • Castle of Cochem: The castle in Cochem was originally built in the 11th century, but was completely destroyed by French soldiers in 1869. The present castle was rebuilt later in the 19th century.
  • Burg Bischofstein: Across from the town of Burgen stands this 13th century castle, which was destroyed during the War of the Grand Alliance but was reconstructed and now serves as a retreat center for Fichte Gymnasium in Krefeld, Germany

(12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... For other uses, see Castle (disambiguation). ... Burg Eltz Burg Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Adoration, by Peter Paul Rubens. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Burg (Castle) Bischofstein is a castle on the Moselle River in Germany. ... Combatants  Denmark Dutch Republic, England,[3]  Holy Roman Empire,  Portugal Duchy of Savoy, Spain,  Sweden France, Jacobites Commanders William III, Prince Waldeck, Duke of Savoy, Duke of Lorraine , Elector of Bavaria, Prince of Baden Louis XIV, Duc de Luxembourg â€ , Duc de Villeroi, Duc de Lorge, Duc de Boufflers, Nicolas Catinat... Krefeld is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ...

External links

  • Die Mosel
  • Moseltal
  • www.mosel.com
  • HoloGuides - Moselle
  • Bibliography on Water Resources and International Law Peace Palace Libray
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