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Saale
Length 413 km
Elevation of the source 728  m
Average discharge  ?  /s
Area watershed  ?  km²
Origin  Germany
Mouth  Elbe
Basin countries Germany

Saale is the name of two rivers in Germany: the Saxonian Saale (German: Sächsische Saale) and the Franconian Saale (German: Fränkische Saale). The Franconian Saale is a right-bank tributary of the Main, in Lower Franconia. This article is about the larger, and better known Saxonian Saale (sometimes called the Thuringian Saale), tributary of the Elbe. Image File history File links Karte_Saale_und_Mulde. ... In general English usage, length (symbols: l, L) is but one particular instance of distance – an objects length is how long the object is – but in the physical sciences and engineering, the word length is in some contexts used synonymously with distance. Height is vertical distance; width (or breadth... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Elevation has several related meanings: Geography The elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or possibly some other fixed point). ... The metre, or meter, is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units (SI: Système International dUnités). ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... The cubic metre (symbol m³) is the SI derived unit of volume. ... The second (symbol s) is a unit for time, and one of seven SI base units. ... A watershed is either (1) a region of land where water flows into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean or (2) a topographical boundary between catchment basins. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe   listen?, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe, Hungarian Elba) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ... Basin has several meanings: A watershed, which may be called also a hydrological basin or catchment basin. ... The Murray River in Australia. ... The Franconian Saale (German: Fränkische Saale) is a 142 km long river in Bavaria, Germany. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... The Main (pronounced in German like the English word mine) is a river in Germany, 524 km long, and one of the more significant tributaries of the Rhine river. ... Unterfranken (Lower Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria (seven regions), Germany (32 regions). ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... The Elbe River (Czech Labe   listen?, Sorbian/Lusatian Łobjo, Polish Łaba, German Elbe, Hungarian Elba) is one of the major waterways of central Europe. ...


Course

The Saale originates between Bayreuth and Hof in Upper Franconia (Bavaria), springing out of the Fichtelgebirge at an altitude of 728 m. It pursues a winding course in a northern direction, and after passing the manufacturing town of Hof, enters Thuringia. It flows amid well-wooded hills until it reaches the pleasant valley of Saalfeld. Here it receives the waters of the Schwarza, in whose valley lies the castle of Schwarzburg, the ancestral seat of the princes of the formerly ruling house of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt. Bayreuth is a town in northern Bavaria, Germany, on the Red Main river in a valley between the Frankish Alb and the Fichtelgebirge. ... Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, hard by the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge upland region. ... Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) is one of the three administrative regions of Franconia in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Free State of Bavaria (German: Bayern or Freistaat Bayern), with an area of 70,553 km² (27,241 square miles) and 12. ... The Fichtelgebirge is a mountain range in northeastern Bavaria, Germany. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... Hof is a city located on the banks of the Saale in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria, in the Franconia region, hard by the Czech border and the forested Fichtelgebirge upland region. ... The Free State of Thuringia (German Freistaat Thüringen) lies in central Germany and is among the smaller of the countrys sixteen Bundesländer (federal states), with an area of 16,200 sq. ... Saalfeld can refer to: The Battle of Saalfeld in 1806. ... Schwarzburg is a village in the Schwatzatal in the district Saalfeld-Rudolstadt in Thuringia, Germany. ... For other meanings, see Prince (disambiguation). ... Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt was a small state in Germany, in the present-day state of Thuringia, with capital at Rudolstadt. ...


From Saalfeld the Saale enters the limestone formation of the Thuringian Forest, and sweeps beneath the barren, conical hills enclosing the university town of Jena. It enters Saxony-Anhalt and passes the spa of Bad Kösen, washes numerous vine-clad hills and, after receiving at Naumburg the deep and navigable Unstrut, flows past Weißenfels, Merseburg, Halle, Bernburg and Kalbe, and joins the Elbe just above Barby, after traversing a distance of 413 km. (It has been shortened from its natural length of 427 km.) The Thuringian Forest (Thüringer Wald in German language) running northwest to southeast, forms a continuous stretch of rounded hills in the German state of Thuringia. ... A professor giving a lecture at the Helsinki University of Technology A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Map of Germany showing Jena Jena is a town in central Germany on the River Saale. ... With an area of 20,447 km² and a population of 2. ... Bad Kösen (pop. ... Naumburg (pop. ... The Unstrut is a tributary of the Saale. ... Weißenfels is a place in the district Weißenfels, Germany. ... Merseburg is a city in the south of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. ... Map of Germany showing Halle Halle (also called Halle an der Saale in order to distinguish from Halle in North Rhine-Westphalia) is the largest town in the German Bundesland of Saxony-Anhalt. ... Bernburg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, capital of the district Bernburg. ... Barby could refer to: The village of Barby in Northamptonshire, England. ...


It is navigable from Naumburg with the help of sluices, and is connected with the Weiße Elster near Leipzig by a canal. The soil of the lower part of its valley is of exceptional fertility, and produces, amongst other crops, large supplies of sugar beet. Among its tributaries are the Weiße Elster, Regnitz and Orla on the right bank, and the Ilm, Unstrut, Salza, Wipper and Bode on the left. Its upper course is rapid. Its valley, down to Merseburg, contains many castles which crown the enclosing heights. Naumburg (pop. ... A sluice is a water channel that is controlled at its head by a gate. ... The Weiße Elster (in Czech: Bílý HalÅ¡trov) is a 257 km long river in central Europe. ... Map of Germany showing Leipzig   Leipzig? [ˈlaiptsɪç] (Polish; Sorbian/Lusatian: Lipsk) is the largest city in the federal state (Bundesland) of Saxony in Germany. ... Two sugar beets - the one on the left has been cultivated to be smoother than the traditional beet, so that it traps less soil. ... The Weiße Elster (in Czech: Bílý HalÅ¡trov) is a 257 km long river in central Europe. ... The Regnitz is a river in Bavaria, Germany. ... The Ilm is a 123 km long river in Thuringia, Germany. ... The Unstrut is a tributary of the Saale. ... For the German astronomer see Johann Elert Bode. ... Merseburg is a city in the south of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. ...

  • see: Saale-Unstrut for the wine growing area

This article incorporates text from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, which is in the public domain. The hillsides along the Saale and Unstrut rivers in Germany give their name to the small wine-growing region of Saale-Unstrut, which is among the northernmost of Europes traditional wine regions. ... A glass of red wine Wine is an alcoholic beverage that is made by fermenting grapes or grape juice. ... Supporters contend that the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) represents the sum of human knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century; indeed, it was advertised as such. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...


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Destination Germany - Regions - The Saale Region - The Tuscany of the East (425 words)
The River Saale, one of the Elbe's main tributaries, rises in the Fichtelgebirge mountains.
The Saale region stretches along this river and its tributary valleys, and includes the middle Saale valley, Thuringia's Holzland, Weimarer Land, the Saale bow, and the Thuringian Slate Mountains-Upper Saale region.
It is a particularly attractive area of countryside with a unique blend of terraced slopes, dry stone walls, vineyard huts and row upon row of vines.
Saale-Unstrut-Tourismus/winestreet Saale-Unstrut (171 words)
A unique cultural landscape developed along the rivers Saale and Unstrut which is characterized by the 1000 year old wine growing and an eventful history.
You can go by boat or canoe on the rivers Saale and Unstrut, use walking or cycling paths or use the Burgenlandbahn (train) which partly are parallel to the winestreet and offer a lot of opportunities to get to know the country and people and have a rest in the small pubs.
The wine is growing on steep terraces of about 640 hectares and is mostly dry.The winegrowers offer their wines and giude you through the vineyard.
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