Weida (White Elster)

The Weida is a non-navigable river in eastern Thuringia, Germany, left tributary of the White Elster. Most of its course is situated in the district of Greiz.

Weida
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The Weida in Lawitz
Location
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationnear Pausa
 • elevation500 m (1,600 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
White Elster
 • coordinates
50°47′44″N 12°5′21″E / 50.79556°N 12.08917°E / 50.79556; 12.08917Coordinates: 50°47′44″N 12°5′21″E / 50.79556°N 12.08917°E / 50.79556; 12.08917
Length57 km (35 mi)
Basin features
ProgressionWhite ElsterSaaleElbeNorth Sea

The Weida's source is near Pausa in Saxony; it then flows through the Thuringian Highland passing Zeulenroda-Triebes and through the eponymous Weida. It then feeds into the White Elster near Wünschendorf/Elster. Its tributaries include the Auma and the Leuba.