Thyra (river)

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The Thyra in Berga
Location between Stolberg and Berga in Mansfeld-Südharz, Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Physical characteristics
Main source in Stolberg
410 m
51°34′22″N10°57′17″E / 51.57278°N 10.95472°E / 51.57278; 10.95472
River mouth in the Helme
152 m above NN
51°26′29″N11°00′54″E / 51.44139°N 11.015°E / 51.44139; 11.015 Coordinates: 51°26′29″N11°00′54″E / 51.44139°N 11.015°E / 51.44139; 11.015
Length 20 km (12 mi)
  • Location:
    at Stolberg gauge
  • Minimum rate:
    Record low: 8 l/s [1] (in 2003)
    Average low: 44 l/s [1]
  • Average rate:
    418 l/s [1]
  • Maximum rate:
    Average high: 5.19 m³/s [1]
    Record high: 19.6 m³/s [1] (in 1955)
Basin features
Progression HelmeUnstrutSaaleElbeNorth Sea
Landmarks Villages: Südharz, Berga
Bridges Thyra Viaduct
Navigable no

The Thyra is a 20-kilometre (12 mi) long river in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz in the Harz Mountains of central Germany.

Germany Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.



The Thyra begins its course in the old quarter of Stolberg in the Harz Mountains at the confluence of three mountain streams - the Große Wilde, Kleine Wilde and Lude [2] - and then flows through Stolberg, where several streams join it, before heading south through a steep valley to Rottleberode. Here the Thyra valley becomes very wide, but near Uftrungen it narrows again. South of Uftrungen the Thyra leaves the Harz and enters the Goldene Aue, crossing the Bösenrode and Berga, before this little river enters the Helme.

Stolberg (Harz) Ortsteil of Südharz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Stolberg  is a town and a former municipality in the district of Mansfeld-Südharz, in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated in the southern part of the Harz mountains, about 27 kilometres (17 mi) west of Sangerhausen, and 13 km (8.1 mi) northeast of Nordhausen. Since 1 September 2010, it has been part of the municipality of Südharz.

Große Wilde is a river of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. At its confluence with the Lude in Stolberg (Harz), the Thyra is formed.

Rottleberode Ortsteil of Südharz in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Rottleberode is a village and a former municipality in the Mansfeld-Südharz district, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2010, it is part of the municipality Südharz.


Several things are named after the Thyra, for example the Thyra thermal baths (Thyratherme) in Stolberg or the railway line known as the Thyraliesel.

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  2. Harzlive - Thyra