Nister (river)

The Nister, also called the Great Nister (German: Große Nister) to distinguish it from its tributary, the Black Nister, is a river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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The Nister between Wissen and Helmeroth
Physical characteristics
 • locationWesterwald
 • location
 • coordinates
50°46′33″N 7°42′29″E / 50.77583°N 7.70806°E / 50.77583; 7.70806Coordinates: 50°46′33″N 7°42′29″E / 50.77583°N 7.70806°E / 50.77583; 7.70806
Length64 km (40 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSiegRhineNorth Sea
The Schwarze Nister in the Bacher Lay near Bad Marienberg
The Valley of the Nister near Höhn in March

The Nister is a right tributary of the Sieg. It is 64 km (40 mi) long. Its source is in the Westerwald hills, near Willingen. It flows south of Bad Marienberg and north of Hachenburg. Near Wissen the Nister flows into the Sieg.

It flows through the rocky upland region known as Kroppach Switzerland.

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