The Neckar River is a river in the State of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Born in Schwenningen, sources close to the Danube near the Black Forest in the district of Villingen-Schwenningen. After 367 km through the western foothills of the Swabian Jura, flows into the Rhine River at the height of Mannheim. The name comes from-via Nicarus Neckar and Neccarus-nikro the Celtic word, meaning wild water. From about 1100 the wood of the Black Forest has fallen by the waters of the Neckar and the Rhine to its final destination in the Netherlands. In ancient times the transport is carried out Hook traveling on trunks. Today is done in river barges.
It crosses several major cities on its course toward the river Rhine: Rottweil, Tubingen (Tubingen), Stuttgart, Heilbronn and Heidelberg. One of the more traditional tours that can be performed in Germany and one of the most chosen by him. Besides knowing the tour will visit the New Castle (known as the Neues Schloss), National Gallery Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Museum and the Television Tower. Along its valley can be found many castles in the Burg Hornberg Neckarzimmern and in Neckarmuhlbach Burg Guttenberg. Also, its banks are Obrigheim NPP, which will be dismantled in the coming years. After Heidelberg, the Rhine Neckar download an average of 145 m / s of water. This makes the Neckar the fourth largest tributary of the Rhine and the tenth largest river in Germany. Its main tributaries are the river Eyach, the Fils river, the river Rems, Enz River, the river Kocher and before it flows into the Rhine, the river Jagst. From Stuttgart is navigable, the first of the locks is located in Bad Cannstatt.