- For a similarly named river in Switzerland, see Kander (Switzerland)
The river as it flows through Kandern
|• location||Hochblauen, Germany|
|• elevation||1,000 m (3,300 ft)|
|250 m (820 ft)|
|Length||30.0 km (18.6 mi)|
|Basin size||94 km2 (36 sq mi)|
|• right||Lippisbach, Feuerbach, Wollbach|
|Progression||Rhine→ North Sea|
The Kander rises at the head of the Kandertal on the Blauen in the Black Forest. Within the first 10 km of its course to Kandern, the Kander loses 650m of elevation. The stream has a total length of 30 km and a drop of 750m to its mouth on the Rhine near the community Märkt of the town Weil am Rhein.
The name Kander comes from the Celtic word kandera, meaning clear flowing.
Due to the stream's small size it has no transportation function.