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Luhe is a river of Lower Saxony, Germany.

Luhe
Oldendorf (Luhe) Wohlenbüttel - Luhe 02 ies.jpg
The River Luhe near Wohlenbüttel
Location
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
Reference no.DE: 5948
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationBispingen
 ⁃ coordinates53°04′01″N 9°58′49″E / 53.066806°N 9.980139°E / 53.066806; 9.980139Coordinates: 53°04′01″N 9°58′49″E / 53.066806°N 9.980139°E / 53.066806; 9.980139
 ⁃ elevation80 m
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
Ilmenau near Stöckte [ca; de]
 ⁃ coordinates
53°23′04″N 10°12′20″E / 53.384306°N 10.2054861°E / 53.384306; 10.2054861
 ⁃ elevation
7 m
Length56.1 km (34.9 mi)[1]
Basin size476 km2 (184 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionIlmenauElbeNorth Sea
Landmarks
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftBrunau, Schwinde, Garlstorfer Aue
 ⁃ rightLopau

The Luhe runs through the Lüneburg Heath and discharges into the Ilmenau. It is part of the Elbe river system.

The entire catchment area of the Luhe has been heavily populated since the New Stone Age as evinced by sites like the monuments at Soderstorf and the Oldendorfer Totenstatt grave sites. At the height of the present-day town of Winsen (Luhe) a bridge over the Luhe was controlled by Winsen Castle [de] from the 13th century onwards.

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