Fulda (river)

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This article is about the river in Germany. For other uses, see Fulda (disambiguation).
Altmarktbrücke Kassel.jpg
The Fulda in Kassel.
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Course of the Fulda shown in red
Origin Rhön
50°29′40″N 9°56′42″E / 50.49444°N 9.94500°E / 50.49444; 9.94500
Mouth Weser
51°25′16″N 9°38′54″E / 51.42111°N 9.64833°E / 51.42111; 9.64833Coordinates: 51°25′16″N 9°38′54″E / 51.42111°N 9.64833°E / 51.42111; 9.64833
Basin countries Germany
Length 218 km
Source elevation 850 m
Basin area 6,932 km²

The Fulda (German pronunciation: [ˈfʊlda]) is a river in Hesse, Germany. It is one of two headstreams of the Weser (the other one being the Werra). The Fulda is 218 km in length.

The source is located at Wasserkuppe in the Rhön mountains. From here it runs northeast surrounded by the Knüll mountains in the west and the Seulingswald in the east. Near Bebra it changes direction to the northwest. After joining the Eder river it flows straight north until Kassel and changes direction to the northeast, with the Kaufungen Forest east and the beginning of the Reinhardswald forest northwest. The north end of the river meets the Werra in Hannoversch Münden, where the Fulda and the Werra join to form the Weser river.

Cities along the Fulda include:

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