Ilm (Thuringia)

The Ilm is a 128.7 kilometers (80.0 mi) long river in Thuringia, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Saale, into which it flows in Großheringen near Bad Kösen.

Ilm bei Langewiesen.JPG
The Ilm near Langewiesen
Physical characteristics
 • locationThuringian Forest
 • location
 • coordinates
51°6′17″N 11°40′7″E / 51.10472°N 11.66861°E / 51.10472; 11.66861Coordinates: 51°6′17″N 11°40′7″E / 51.10472°N 11.66861°E / 51.10472; 11.66861
Length129 km (80 mi)
Basin size1,043 km2 (403 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionSaaleElbeNorth Sea

Towns along the Ilm are Ilmenau, Stadtilm, Kranichfeld, Bad Berka, Weimar, Apolda and Bad Sulza.

In the valley of Ilm river runs the federal motorway 87 from Ilmenau to Leipzig and two railways: the Thuringian Railway between Großheringen and Weimar and the Weimar–Kranichfeld railway. Part of the Nuremberg–Erfurt high-speed railway also runs through the upper part of the valley near Ilmenau.

See alsoEdit