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Pleiße in Markkleeberg.jpg
The Pleiße in Markkleeberg, near Leipzig
LocationSaxony, Thuringia,  Germany
Physical characteristics
 - locationDrei-Linden-Brunnen (formerly Alboldsbrunnen) in Ebersbrunn near Zwickau
 - coordinates50°38′51″N 12°25′31″E / 50.64750°N 12.42528°E / 50.64750; 12.42528
 - elevation443 m
River mouth 
 - locationWhite Elster (Elster flood plain) in Leipzig
 - coordinates51°19′21″N 12°21′27″E / 51.32250°N 12.35750°E / 51.32250; 12.35750
 - elevation103 m
Length90 km
Basin features
ProgressionWhite ElsterSaaleElbeNorth Sea
Basin size1,876 km²
 - leftKoberbach, Sprotte
 - rightParadiesbach, Wyhra, Gösel
Inland portsnone

The Pleiße is a right tributary of the White Elster in Saxony, Germany. It has its source southwest of Zwickau at Ebersbrunn, then flows through Werdau, Crimmitschau, Altenburg, and other towns and villages in Saxony and Thuringia, before meeting the White Elster in Leipzig.

The river originally had a natural length of 115 km (71 mi); however, south of Leipzig, it has been straightened, which shortened it to around 90 km (56 mi).

See also


  • The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.

External links

  • Schumann, August (1821). "Die Pleiße". Vollständiges Staats-, Post- und Zeitungslexikon von Sachsen (in German). 8. Zwickau. p. 396 .