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The Lech is a river in Austria and Germany. It is a tributary of the Danube and 248 km in length.

Its source is located in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, where the river rises from the Formarinsee[?] (a lake) in the Alps. It runs northwards and crosses the German border forming the Lechfall, a 12 m high waterfall; afterwards the river enters a narrow gorge (Lechschlucht). Leaving the Alps, it enters the German state of Bavaria, runs through the city of Füssen[?] and behind through the Forggensee[?] (a lake).

The river flows further northwards through a region called the Lechrain and passes the cities of Schongau[?], Landsberg[?], Augsburg and Rain[?] before entering the Danube close to Donauwörth[?].


Lech is also: (1) a football club from Poznan, (2) a brand of popular Polish beer and (3) a Slavic first name (e.g. Lech Walesa)

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