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Meppen hubbruecke.jpg
The canalized mouth of the river in Meppen
Karte Hasetal.gif
Course of the Hase through the Hase Valley
Etymologyhaswa, germanic for gray
StateLower Saxony
CitiesMeppen (mouth), Haselünne, Herzlake, Löningen, Essen, Quakenbrück, Bersenbrück, Bramsche, Osnabrück, Wellingholzhausen (source)
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationMelle-Wellingholzhausen, Teutoburg Forest
 ⁃ coordinates52°7′57″N 8°15′53″E / 52.13250°N 8.26472°E / 52.13250; 8.26472
 ⁃ elevation165 m (541 ft)
MouthEms River
 ⁃ location
 ⁃ coordinates
52°41′28″N 7°17′48″E / 52.69111°N 7.29667°E / 52.69111; 7.29667Coordinates: 52°41′28″N 7°17′48″E / 52.69111°N 7.29667°E / 52.69111; 7.29667
 ⁃ elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Length169.7 km (105.4 mi)[1]
Basin size3,116 km2 (1,203 sq mi)[1][2]
Basin features
 ⁃ rightSüdradde, Mittelradde
ProgressionEmsNorth Sea

The Hase is a 169.7-kilometre (105.4 mi) long river of Lower Saxony, Germany.[1] It is a right tributary of the Ems, but part of its flow goes to the Else, that is part of the Weser basin, its source is in the Teutoburg Forest, south-east of Osnabrück, on the north slope of the 307-metre (1,007 ft) high Hankenüll hill.

Weser-Ems watershed[edit]

After about 15 kilometres (9 mi), near Gesmold and about 6 kilometres (4 mi) west of Melle, the Hase encounters an anomaly of terrain and bifurcates such that each branch flows in a different drainage system:

  • one third of its waters flow along the south side of the Wiehengebirge hills eastward from Gesmold into the Else, which begins there, and flows into the Werre at Kirchlengern (north of Herford). The Werre is a tributary of the Weser.
  • two thirds of its waters (the Hase proper) flow northwest from Gesmold toward Osnabrück, past the towns listed below, and toward Meppen, where the Ems receives its flow.


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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Hase at Wikimedia Commons