Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Main, river in Germany, is formed by the White Main, rising in the Fichtelgebirge at a height of 2,900 feet, and the Red Main, rising a few miles from Bayreuth; these two uniting 4 miles below Kulmbach in Bavaria, and flowing with an irregular westerly course of 300 miles, for 200 of which it is navigable, passing many important towns - Frankfort among them - and joining the Rhine opposite Mainz. It flows through a fertile country abounding in vineyards, and receives the waters of the Saale and Regnitz. By means of the Altmuhl and Ludwig's Canal it is connected with the Danube.