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Schwechat (river)

Schwechat
Schwechat Helenental.jpg
Schwechat.png
Path of the Schwechat [1]
Location
CountryAustria
StateLower Austria
TownsAlland, Baden, Schwechat
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationSchöpfl, Vienna Woods
MouthDanube
 ⁃ location
near Schwechat
 ⁃ coordinates
48°08′15″N 16°33′37″E / 48.1375°N 16.5603°E / 48.1375; 16.5603
Length52.0 km (32.3 mi)[1]
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftSattelbach [ceb; sv], Mödlingbach [ceb; de; sv], Petersbach [ceb; sv], Liesing [bar; ceb; cs; de; fr; sv]
 ⁃ rightTriesting, Kalter Gang [ceb; de; sv]
ProgressionDanubeBlack Sea

The Schwechat is a river in Lower Austria.

River course

The source is near the Schöpfl (893 m) in the Vienna Woods. The source streams are the Riesenbach, Lammeraubach, Agsbach, Hainbach and the Großkrottenbach which all confluence at Klausen-Leopoldsdorf forming the Schwechat. It flows through the small town Alland, through the Helenental to Baden and through the Vienna Basin to Schwechat, where the river ends in the Danube.

Helenental

The Helenental is the Schwechat's valley from Mayerling to Baden, named for the parish church of St Helena (Pfarrkirche St Helena) about 2 miles (3 km) from the town center of Baden.[2] Originally gothic, it's since been replaced by a baroque structure.

Helenental, Urtelstein

References

Citations

  1. ^ Niederösterreich Atlas (Lower Austria)
  2. ^ Baedeker (2000), p. 107.

Bibliography

  • Baedeker's Austria, Baedeker's Guides, translated from the German by James Hogarth for AA Publishing, 2000.

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