Fuhse

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Fuhse
Fuhse in Celle.jpg
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Lower Saxony
150 m (490 ft)
River mouth Aller
52°37′20″N 10°2′56″E / 52.62222°N 10.04889°E / 52.62222; 10.04889Coordinates: 52°37′20″N 10°2′56″E / 52.62222°N 10.04889°E / 52.62222; 10.04889
Basin size 920 km2 (360 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 98 km (61 mi)

The Fuhse is a stream of Lower Saxony, Germany, a left tributary of the Aller. Spelled Fuse in maps of the 19th century and earlier, the name is thought to derive from the ancient Fosa flumen, after which the Germanic tribe of the Fosi took their name (or vice versa).

The Fuhse originates on the west slope of the Oderwald, foothills of the Harz range between Bad Harzburg und Wolfenbüttel. The source spring lies in the municipality of Flöthe near Schladen. From there the Fuhse flows west of Salzgitter. It turns to the north and flows through Peine, Dollbergen and Uetze to Celle. In Celle (borough Neustadt) it joins the Aller. The most important tributary is the Erse, that joins the Fuhse at Uetze.