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Moselle (Ger. Mosel) River in France and Germany, Rising in the Vosges Mountains, ne France, it flows nw past Remiremont, Epinal, and Toul, turning n to flow past Metz and Thionville and ne to form the Luxembourg-German border. It flows through Germany, emptying into the River Rhine at Koblenz. The Moselle connects by canals to the rivers Rhine, Meuse, and Seine. Grapes grown along its steep banks between Trier and Koblenz are used to make Moselle wine. Length: 545km (340mi).