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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Kelbra
Coat of arms
Kelbra   is located in Germany
Location of Kelbra within Mansfeld-Südharz district
Kelbra in MSH.svg
Coordinates: 51°26′N 11°2′E / 51.433°N 11.033°E / 51.433; 11.033Coordinates: 51°26′N 11°2′E / 51.433°N 11.033°E / 51.433; 11.033
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Mansfeld-Südharz
Municipal assoc. Goldene Aue
 • Mayor Lothar Bornkessel
 • Total 40.54 km2 (15.65 sq mi)
Elevation 157 m (515 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,424
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 06537
Dialling codes 034651
Vehicle registration SGH

Kelbra is a town the Mansfeld-Südharz district, in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. It is situated north of the Kyffhäuser mountains, approx. 20 km west of Sangerhausen, and 20 km east of Nordhausen. Kelbra is part of the Verbandsgemeinde Goldene Aue.

Kelbra lies on the northern slopes of the Kyffhäuser mountains in der Goldene Aue. The B 85 federal road starts in the neighbouring village of Berga and runs through Kelbra over the Kyffhäuser to Passau.

Due to the proximity of the Kelbra Dam and the Kyffhäuser, the town is a type of tourist centre, but suffers from heavy day traffic, especially motorcycles, because the road climbing up to the Kyffhäuser starts here.

Nearby are the Barbarossa Cave and the Peasants' War Panorama in Bad Frankenhausen.

The villages of Sittendorf, Tilleda (Kyffhäuser) and Thürungen belong to the municipality of Kelbra.

Berga-Kelbra station, which is on the Halle–Hann. Münden railway is located nearby in Berga.

Town twinning[edit]

Kelbra is twinned with the English village of Frampton Cotterell and the German town of Bad Salzdetfurth.