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For the municipality in Thuringia, see Hörsel, Thuringia.
The river Hörsel
Country Germany
Basin features
Main source Thuringian Forest
River mouth Werra
51°0′30″N 10°13′45″E / 51.00833°N 10.22917°E / 51.00833; 10.22917Coordinates: 51°0′30″N 10°13′45″E / 51.00833°N 10.22917°E / 51.00833; 10.22917
Physical characteristics
Length 56 km (35 mi)

The Hörsel is a 56 km long river in Thuringia, Germany, right tributary of the Werra. It is formed by the confluence of two smaller rivers in Leinatal, at the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest. The Hörsel flows generally northwest through the towns Hörselgau, Wutha-Farnroda and Eisenach. It flows into the Werra in Hörschel, a village near Eisenach.