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Country Germany
States Thuringia
Physical characteristics
River mouth Werra
50°49′53″N 10°01′17″E / 50.8315°N 10.0215°E / 50.8315; 10.0215Coordinates: 50°49′53″N 10°01′17″E / 50.8315°N 10.0215°E / 50.8315; 10.0215
Basin features
Progression WerraWeserNorth Sea

Oechse is a river of Thuringia, Germany. It rises on the western slope of the 714 m high Baier (Rhön Mountains) and flows generally northward through Oechsen and Völkershausen to Vacha, where it flows into the Werra.


The main tributaries are the Oechse (downstream ordered by mouth location, in parentheses inflow side and length as well as places in the stream course): [2]

  • Marbach (left, 4.3 km)
  • Geblar (left, 3.4 km; Geblar )
  • Black Oechse (right, 2.5 km Gehaus )
  • Sünna (left, 8.1 km; Deicheroda , Sünna )

By far the largest and most important tributary, the in Vacha which opens Sünna is that the mountains Dietrich(669 m) and Oechsen (627 m) wraps around from the west, while the Oechse doing this from the east.

On the western slope of the 721 m high Sachsenburg springing Marbach , more or less left the source stream, is the only other tributary over a catchment area of more than 10 km².

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