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Moselle
Description
River Map Summary
The river meanders between ancient remains, wine and medieval castles.

History
An important trade route from former gallic areas towards the Rhine. Trier at the Moselle is the oldest german city, its roman remains date back to the year BC 16 and are on the UNECO WHC list. The castles along the lower Moselle indicate its importance during the middle ages. Today it is the second most important river for commercial shipping in Germany.

Geography
The Upper Moselle flows from the source in France to Konz, where the Saar River discharges into the Moselle. The distinction between Middle and Lower Moselle is not really important; both segments of the river have the same charateristic - meander and wine terraces.

Locks
Total of 28 locks. Cruises usually disembark at Remich (Luxembourg), so only 12 locks are passed on a Moselle cruise.

Cruise it
Vineyards mean steep hills, quaint villages along the river with castles on the hills. Basically you can see the Moselle as an extended version of the Rhine Gorge stretch. Cruises along the Moselle usually include Trier and an excursion to Luxembourg. Cruise itineraries that include Paris go via Metz and it's TGV train station. There is no cruise in the database that goes further up the Moselle as Remich.
Additional Facts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moselle_%28river%29
Altitude Profile
Geographical Facts
Length 545 km / 339 mil
Length Airline 278 km / 173 mil
GPS Source 47°53'20.88"N, 6°53'8.80"E
Source Elevation 715 m / 2 346 feet
Mouth Elevation 63 m / 207 feet
GPS Mouth 50°21'54.95"N, 7°36'20.80"E
Basin Area 28 286 km² / 10 918 mil²
Average Discarge 315 m³/s / 11 124 ft³/s
Waters IntoMoselle - Rhine - North Sea
Runs through countries
France - Germany

Upstream KMStation NameYesterday Average
477.00 Remiremont 112
472.00 St-Nabord 75
444.00 Epinal 31
395.00 Tonnoy 166
382.00 Pont-St-Vincent 55
360.00 Toul 21
333.00 Custines 79
289.00 Metz NA
267.00 Ückingen 69
241.80 Perl 220
229.44 Stadtbredimus UW 222
222.20 Wincheringen 224
212.50 Grevenmacher 208
195.30 Trier 227
185.94 Ruwer 221
123.40 Zeltingen UW 238
51.60 Cochem 222
1.91 Koblenz UP 130
1.30 Koblenz_Lützel_DFH 809