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The Rienz river, near St. Lorenzen
Physical characteristics
 • locationSexten Dolomites
 • coordinates46°38?03?N 12°17?55?E / 46.63417°N 12.29861°E / 46.63417; 12.29861
 • elevation2,180 m (7,150 ft)
MouthEisack at Brixen
 • coordinates
46°42?46?N 11°39?38?E / 46.7129°N 11.6606°E / 46.7129; 11.6606Coordinates: 46°42?46?N 11°39?38?E / 46.7129°N 11.6606°E / 46.7129; 11.6606
Lengthapprox. 80 km (50 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionEisack-> Adige-> Adriatic Sea

The Rienz (German pronunciation: ['ri:?nts]; Italian: Rienza [ri'?ntsa]) is a river in South Tyrol, Italy. Its source is located at 2,180 m of altitude, in the Dolomites mountains, south of Toblach: near Toblach it enters in the Puster Valley, and, after 90 km (56 mi), it meets the Eisack river in the city of Brixen, at 550 m of altitude.

The Rienz flows through the following municipalities (source to mouth): Toblach, Niederdorf, Welsberg-Taisten, Olang, Rasen-Antholz, Bruneck, St. Lorenzen, Kiens, Vintl, Mühlbach, Rodeneck and Brixen.

The most significant affluents are:

The maximum discharge of the Rienz is around 60 m³/s.


External links

  • Media related to Rienz at Wikimedia Commons

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