|States||Saxony and Thuringia|
|• location||Drei-Linden-Brunnen (formerly Alboldsbrunnen) in Ebersbrunn near Zwickau|
|• elevation||443 m|
|White Elster (Elster flood plain) in Leipzig|
|Basin size||1,876 km2 (724 sq mi)|
|Progression||White Elster→ Saale→ Elbe→ North Sea|
|• left||Koberbach, Sprotte|
|• right||Paradiesbach, Wyhra, Gösel|
The Pleiße has its source southwest of Zwickau at Ebersbrunn, then flows through Werdau, Crimmitschau, Altenburg, and other towns and villages in Saxony and Thuringia, before flowing from the right into the White Elster in Leipzig.
The river originally had a natural length of 115 km (71 mi); however, south of Leipzig, it has been straightened, which shortened it to around 90 km (56 mi).
- The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.
- Schumann, August (1821). "Die Pleiße". Vollständiges Staats-, Post- und Zeitungslexikon von Sachsen (in German). 8. Zwickau. p. 396.