- Inn River
Infobox River | river_name = Inn
caption = Map highlighting the Inn
Swiss Alps( Lägh dal Lunghin)
Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy
length = 517 km
elevation = 2484 m
discharge = 730 m³/s
watershed = 25,700 km²The Inn is a
riverin Switzerland, Austriaand Germany. It is a right tributaryof the Danubeand is approximately 500km long.
The source is located in the
Swiss Alps, near St. Moritzin the Engadinregion, which is named after the river (The river is called "En" in Romansh). It runs north-eastwards, entering Austria, and from Landeckeastwards through the Austrian state of Tyroland its capital, Innsbruck("bridge over the Inn"), and passes the border to Bavarianear Kufstein.
On Bavarian territory the river runs northwards and passes the cities of
Rosenheim, Passau, Wasserburg am Innand Waldkraiburg; then it turns east, runs through Mühldorfand Neuöttingand is enlarged by two major tributaries, the Alzand the Salzach.
From here to the Danube, it forms the border between Germany (Bavaria) and Austria (
Upper Austria). Cities on this last section of the river are Simbach, Braunau and Schärding.
In the city of
Passauthe Inn finally enters the Danube (as does the Ilzriver there). Although the Inn has a greater average flow than the Danube when they converge in Passau, and its watershed contains the Piz Bernina, the highest point in the Danube watershed, the Inn is considered a tributary of the Danube, which has a longer length, drains a larger surface area, and has a more consistent flow.
Among the many small towns on the river are
Braunau am Innin Austria, birthplace of Adolf Hitler; and Marktl am Innin Bavaria, Germany, birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI. The Inn is also the only river originating in Switzerland which ends up in the Black Sea (via the Danube).
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