|LünenThe Lippe in|
|Source elevation||±140 m|
|Basin area||4,882 km²|
The Lippe (IPA: [ˈlɪpə]) is a river in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia (Nordrhein-Westfalen usually shortened to NRW, official short form NW is the westernmost and - in terms of population and economic output - the Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. It is a right tributary of the Rhine and 255 km (158 miles) in length. The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge
The source is located at the edge of the Teutoburg Forest in Bad Lippspringe close to the city of Paderborn. The Teutoburg Forest (Teutoburger Wald is a range of low Forested Mountains in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia Bad Lippspringe is a town in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Paderborn (paːdɐˈbɔʁn is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, capital of the Paderborn district. It runs westward through Paderborn, Lippstadt and then along the northern edge of the Ruhr area, crossing the city of Hamm and the towns Lünen, Haltern and Dorsten. Lippstadt (ˈlɪpʃtat is a city in the district of Soest, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Ruhr Area, ( German Ruhrgebiet, colloquial Ruhrpott, Kohlenpott or Revier) is an Urban area in North Rhine-Westphalia Hamm is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW Germany. It is located on the Lippe River, in the northeastern part of the Ruhr area. Lünen or Luenen is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Haltern (also Haltern am See, Haltern at the lake) is a town and a municipality in the district of Recklinghausen, in North Rhine-Westphalia Dorsten (ˈdɔʁstən is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located on the northern edge of the Ruhr Area, along the Lippe River The river finally enters the Rhine at Wesel. Wesel (ˈveːzəl is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Due to industrial effluents and straightenings of the river's course the Lippe was in an ecological disastrous condition. Currently there are measures to revive the river fauna.