The Rhume is a 48 km (30 mi) long river in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Leine. Its source is the karstic spring of Rhume Spring in Rhumspringe, south of the Harz mountain range. The water drains with high pressure from the ground of the funnel-shaped well, known for its turquoise colour.

Rhume
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Location
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLower Saxony
 • coordinates51°35′23″N 10°18′36″E / 51.58972°N 10.31000°E / 51.58972; 10.31000
 • elevation160 m (520 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Leine
 • coordinates
51°43′43″N 9°56′52″E / 51.72861°N 9.94778°E / 51.72861; 9.94778Coordinates: 51°43′43″N 9°56′52″E / 51.72861°N 9.94778°E / 51.72861; 9.94778
Length48 km (30 mi)
Basin size1,187 km2 (458 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionLeineAllerWeserNorth Sea

The Rhume then flows in northwesterly direction through the municipalities of Gieboldehausen, Katlenburg-Lindau and Northeim. It finally joins the Leine river west of Northeim.

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