Fulda (river)

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Altmarktbrücke Kassel.jpg
The Fulda in Kassel
Verlaufskarte Fulda.png
Course of the Fulda shown in red
Country Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source Rhön
850 m (2,790 ft)
50°29′40″N 9°56′42″E / 50.49444°N 9.94500°E / 50.49444; 9.94500
River 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
Length 220.4 km (137.0 mi) [1]
Basin features
Progression WeserNorth Sea
Basin size 6,947 km2 (2,682 sq mi) [2]

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 220.4 kilometres (137.0 mi) long.[1]

The river arises at Wasserkuppe in the Rhön mountains. From there it runs northeast, flanked 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, then 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, Lower Saxony, where the Fulda and the Werra join to form the Weser river.

Cities along the Fulda include:


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