Lusatian Neisse

Lusatian Neisse
Lusatian Neisse
Nysa near Skerbersdorf, Krauschwitz municipality
Countries Czech Republic, Poland, Germany
Source Jizera Mountains
 - location Nová Ves nad Nisou, Liberec Region, Czech Republic
 - elevation 655 m (2,149 ft)
 - coordinates 50°43′47″N 15°13′44″E / 50.72972°N 15.22889°E / 50.72972; 15.22889
Mouth Oder
 - location Neißemünde, Brandenburg, Germany
 - elevation 32 m (105 ft)
 - coordinates 52°4′11″N 14°45′20″E / 52.06972°N 14.75556°E / 52.06972; 14.75556
Length 252 km (157 mi)
Basin 4,297 km2 (1,659 sq mi)
 - average 30 m3/s (1,059 cu ft/s)
Oder and Neisse rivers

The Lusatian Neisse (Czech: Lužická Nisa; German: Lausitzer Neiße; Polish: Nysa Łużycka; Sorbian: Łužiska Nysa) is a 252 km (157 mi) long river in Central Europe.[1][2] The river has its source in the Jizera Mountains near Nová Ves nad Nisou, Czech Republic, reaching the tripoint with Poland and Germany at Zittau after 54 km (34 mi), and later forms the Polish-German border on a length of 198 km (123 mi). The Lusatian Neisse is a left tributary of the Oder river, into which it flows between Neißemünde-Ratzdorf and Kosarzyn north of the towns of Guben and Gubin.

According to the 1945 Potsdam Agreement in the aftermath of World War II, the river became part of the Polish western border with Germany (the Oder-Neisse line). It is the longest and most notable of the three rivers named Neisse (Neiße) (German) or Nysa (Polish) (the two other rivers being Nysa Kłodzka (Glatzer Neisse) and Nysa Szalona (Wütende Neiße or Jauersche Neiße)). It is therefore often simply called Nysa or Neisse. An older Polish variant, no longer used, was Nissa.[3]



Since the river runs through the historic region of Lusatia, the adjective before the name of the river Neisse differentiates this particular river from the Nysa Kłodzka (Glatzer Neisse) and the small Nysa Szalona (Wütende Neiße or Jauersche Neiße) in Silesia.


At Bad Muskau the Neisse flows through Muskau Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cities and towns on the river from source to mouth include:




See also


  1. ^ Neisse River at Accessed on 4 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ Transnational Pilot River Basin at Accessed on 4 Feb 2011.
  3. ^ Dekret z dnia 26 października 1945 r. o ustanowieniu "Medalu za Odrę, Nissę, Bałtyk" (Dz. U. z 1945 r. Nr 50, poz. 285)

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