Nice (Middle Rhine)

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The nice one in Mayen

The nice one in Mayen

Water code EN : 2714
location Eifel , Rhineland-Palatinate , Germany
River system Rhine
Drain over Rhine  → North Sea
source At Hohenleimbach
50 ° 26 ′ 1 ″  N , 7 ° 5 ′ 24 ″  E
Source height approx.  562  m above sea level NHN
muzzle At Weißenthurm in the Rhine Coordinates: 50 ° 25 ′ 42 "  N , 7 ° 26 ′ 56"  E 50 ° 25 ′ 42 "  N , 7 ° 26 ′ 56"  E
Mouth height approx.  59  m above sea level NHN
Height difference approx. 503 m
Bottom slope approx. 8.5 ‰
length 59.1 km
Catchment area 372.398 km²
Discharge at the Nettegut
A Eo gauge: 368.7 km²
NNQ (August 6, 1945)
HHQ (May 31, 1984)
243 l / s
716 l / s
2.31 m³ / s
6.3 l / (s km²)
19 m³ / s
52.4 m³ / s
Communities See list
Course of the Nice

Course of the Nice

Nice (upper course) north of Lederbach

Nice (upper course) north of Lederbach

The Nette is a 59.1 km long orographically left tributary of the Rhine in Rhineland-Palatinate .



The Nette rises in Hohenleimbach , flows through the districts of Ahrweiler and Mayen-Koblenz , before flowing into the Rhine at Weißenthurm . The upper course in the Eifel above Mayen runs in a partly winding low mountain valley. At the confluence of the Nitzbach coming from the right with the villages Virneburg and Nitz is the Bürresheim Castle . In the middle part, the Nette flows in a winding Kerbsohlental through arable plateaus, separating the Pellenz in the north from the Maifeld in the south.


The main tributaries (downstream) are Selbach, Weiberner Bach, Arfter Bach, Rehbach, Kümperbach and Nitzbach.


In Mayen , the stream supplied the local paper industry with energy and water. The names of the Nette-Pils beer originally brewed in Weißenthurm (now in Koblenz) , the Nette-Gut clinic near Weißenthurm and the local Nette newspaper that appeared in the 1980s refer to him .


At the moment, sections of the river bed with a technical character are being demolished close to nature. Above Mayen, the Nette is a popular fishing spot. Two pairs of eagle owls breed on their steep slopes between Welling and Ochtendung .

In March 2008, Nice was by nature lovers for River Landscape of the Year proclaimed 2008/2009. They provide an "impressive, naturally romantic picture," said the chairman of the association, Michael Müller .

Places on the Nette

The Nette flows from its source to the mouth through the following places:

Web links

Commons : Nice  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Topographic map 1: 25,000
  2. a b Rhineland Water Management Administration
  3. Measurement data: level Nettegut / waters: Nette