Kelbra (German: [ˈkɛlbʁa] (listen)) is a town the Mansfeld-Südharz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated north of the Kyffhäuser mountains, approx. 20 km west of Sangerhausen, and 20 km east of Nordhausen. Kelbra is part of the Verbandsgemeinde Goldene Aue.
|Municipal assoc.||Goldene Aue|
|• Mayor||Lothar Bornkessel|
|• Total||40.54 km2 (15.65 sq mi)|
|Elevation||157 m (515 ft)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Kelbra lies on the northern slopes of the Kyffhäuser mountains in der Goldene Aue. The B 85 federal road starts in the neighbouring village of Berga and runs through Kelbra over the Kyffhäuser to Passau.
Due to the proximity of the Kelbra Dam and the Kyffhäuser, the town is a type of tourist centre, but suffers from heavy day traffic, especially motorcycles, because the road climbing up to the Kyffhäuser starts here.
The villages of Sittendorf, Tilleda (Kyffhäuser) and Thürungen belong to the municipality of Kelbra.
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