|• location||Sexten Dolomites|
|• elevation||2,180 m (7,150 ft)|
|Mouth||Eisack at Brixen|
|Length||approx. 80 km (50 mi)|
|Progression||Eisack→ Adige→ Adriatic Sea|
The Rienz (German pronunciation: [ˈriːɛnts] (listen); Italian: Rienza [riˈɛntsa]) is a river in South Tyrol, Italy. Its source is located at 2,180 m of altitude, in the Dolomites mountains, south of Toblach: near Toblach it enters in the Puster Valley, and, after 90 km (56 mi), it meets the Eisack river in the city of Brixen, at 550 m of altitude.
The Rienz flows through the following municipalities (source to mouth): Toblach, Niederdorf, Welsberg-Taisten, Olang, Rasen-Antholz, Bruneck, St. Lorenzen, Kiens, Vintl, Mühlbach, Rodeneck and Brixen.
The most significant affluents are:
The maximum discharge of the Rienz is around 60 m³/s.