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Pleiße in Markkleeberg.jpg
The Pleiße in Markkleeberg, near Leipzig
Location Saxony, Thuringia,  Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source Drei-Linden-Brunnen (formerly Alboldsbrunnen) in Ebersbrunn near Zwickau
443 m
50°38′51″N 12°25′31″E / 50.64750°N 12.42528°E / 50.64750; 12.42528
River mouth White Elster (Elster flood plain) in Leipzig
103 m
51°19′21″N 12°21′27″E / 51.32250°N 12.35750°E / 51.32250; 12.35750
Length 90 km
Basin features
Progression White ElsterSaaleElbeNorth Sea
Basin size 1,876 km²
  • Left:
    Koberbach, Sprotte
  • Right:
    Paradiesbach, Wyhra, Gösel
Inland ports none
Navigable no

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; however, south of Leipzig, it has been straightened, which shortened it to around 90 km.

See also


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

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