Elde

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Elde
Karte Elde.png
Origin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Mouth Löcknitz
53°6′38″N 11°25′11″E / 53.11056°N 11.41972°E / 53.11056; 11.41972Coordinates: 53°6′38″N 11°25′11″E / 53.11056°N 11.41972°E / 53.11056; 11.41972
Basin countries Germany
Length 220 km

The Elde (German pronunciation: [ˈɛldə]) is a river in northern Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and a few km in Brandenburg), a right tributary of the Löcknitz. Its total length is 220 km. The Elde originates near Altenhof, south of Malchow. It first flows southeast towards the southern end of Lake Müritz, which it enters at Vipperow. It flows out of the Müritz at its northern end, near Waren. It turns west, and flows through a series of small lakes, and along the town Malchow, until the Plauer See. It flows out of the Plauer See at Plau am See, and continues west and southwest through Lübz, Parchim, Neustadt-Glewe and Grabow. The Elde flows into the Löcknitz (itself a tributary of the Elbe) in Eldenburg, part of Lenzen (Elbe). Most of its length (180 km) is navigable.