Lieser (river)

The official source of the Lieser near Boxberg
Location Eifel; counties of Vulkaneifel and Bernkastel-Wittlich; Rhineland-Palatinate  Germany
Reference no. DE: 2678
Length 73.6 km [1]
Source In the High Eifel near Boxberg
50°16′19″N 6°51′23″E / 50.272000°N 6.856306°E / 50.272000; 6.856306Coordinates: 50°16′19″N 6°51′23″E / 50.272000°N 6.856306°E / 50.272000; 6.856306
Source height ca. 560 m above sea level (NHN) [2]
Mouth Near Lieser into the Moselle
49°54′56″N 7°00′32″E / 49.915611°N 7.00889°E / 49.915611; 7.00889
Mouth height ca. 108 m above sea level (NHN) [2]
Descent ca. 452 m
Basin Rhine
Progression Moselle Rhine North Sea
Catchment 402.4 km² [1]
at Plein gauge[3]
Record low:     18 l/s (in 19.08.1998)
Average low:    184 l/s
Average mid:   3.49 m³/s
Average high: 64.2 m³/s
Record high:   124 m³/s (in 12.01.1993)
Right tributaries Kleine Kyll
(this and other below)
Left tributaries Sterenbach
(this and other below)
Small towns Daun, Wittlich

The Lieser is a small river in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, a left tributary of the Moselle. It rises in the Eifel, near Boxberg, north of Daun. The Lieser flows south through Daun, Manderscheid and Wittlich. It flows into the Moselle west of the village of Lieser.


  1. 1 2 Geoexplorer of the Rhineland-Palatinate Water Authority (Wasserwirtschaftsverwaltung Rheinland-Pfalz)
  2. 1 2 Official topographic map, 1:25,000 series.
  3. Pegel Plein, Data by the LfU Rhineland-Palatinate
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