The Mindel is a river in Bavaria, southern Germany. The Mindel originates west of Kaufbeuren, in the Allgäu region, and flows generally north. It flows into the Danube (right tributary) east of Günzburg. The towns Mindelheim and Thannhausen lie along the Mindel.
The Mindel gave its name to the Mindel Glaciation in the Alps. This glacial period (approx. 350,000 - 250,000 years before present) is called Elsterian Stage (Elster / Elserian Glaciation) in northern Europe, and Anglian Stage in United Kingdom.