Franconian Rezat

The Franconian Rezat (German: Fränkische Rezat) is a 77-kilometre-long (48 mi) river in southern Germany.[4] It is the western, left source river of the Rednitz.[5] It rises in the Franconian Heights near Oberdachstetten. It flows generally east through the towns Lehrberg, Ansbach, Windsbach and Spalt. Together with the Swabian Rezat (Schwäbische Rezat), it forms the Rednitz in Georgensgmünd.

Franconian Rezat
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The Franconian Rezat near Windsbach
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Course of the Franconian Rezat
RegionMiddle Franconia
Reference no.DE: 242
Physical characteristics
 • locationOn the Franconian Heights northwest of Oberdachstetten
 • coordinates49°25′39″N 10°23′47″E / 49.42750°N 10.39639°E / 49.42750; 10.39639Coordinates: 49°25′39″N 10°23′47″E / 49.42750°N 10.39639°E / 49.42750; 10.39639
 • elevation452 m above sea level (NN) [1]
 • location
Confluence: with the Swabian Rezat in Georgensgmünd to form the Rednitz
 • coordinates
49°11′17″N 11°01′20″E / 49.188194°N 11.02222°E / 49.188194; 11.02222
 • elevation
342 m above sea level (NN)
Length77.3 km (48.0 mi) [2]
Basin size456 km2 (176 sq mi) [2]
 • locationat Ansbach
(26.3 % of the catchment) gauge[3]
 • average744 l/s (9,820 imp gal/min)
 • minimumRecord low: 20 l/s (260 imp gal/min)
Average low: 158 l/s (2,090 imp gal/min)
 • maximumAverage high: 19.9 m3/s (700 cu ft/s)
Record high: 60.0 m3/s (2,120 cu ft/s) (in 1941)
Basin features
ProgressionRednitzRegnitzMainRhineNorth Sea
Windsbach Brücke 2316.jpg
The Markgrafen Bridge at Windsbach
Wassermungena mit St. Andreaskirche an der Rezat.JPG
The Franconian Rezat near Wassermungenau
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The Franconian Rezat near Georgensgmünd

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ TOP 10 Bayern Nord
  2. ^ a b Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)
  3. ^ Bayerischer Hochwassernachrichtendienst Archived 2011-05-11 at the Wayback Machine (as at: 6 September 2011)
  4. ^ Baedeker (Firm), Karl (1907). Southern Germany (Wurtemberg and Bavaria): Handbook for Travellers. K. Baedeker. p. 109. Franconian Rezat, southern germany.
  5. ^ "Rednitz - River". RouteYou. Retrieved 2019-11-27.