|Basin countries||Germany, Netherlands|
|Source elevation||±270 m|
|Avg. discharge||1.4 m³/s|
|Basin area||354 km²|
|River system||River Rur (Roer River)|
The source of the Wurm are several brooks in the forests southwest of Aachen, which form the Wurm after the Diepenbenden reservoir. From there the Wurm nowadays flows through canals through the city of Aachen, until it resurfaces at the Europaplatz in the east of Aachen. North of Aachen (between Kerkrade and Herzogenrath) the river forms the border with the Netherlands for approx. 10 km. It flows into the River Rur near Heinsberg.
The name Wurm is thought to originate from the German word warm (same meaning in English), as the source brooks were fed from the thermal springs in Aachen.
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- Kalinka, G., Schütten, J., Naturraum Wurmtal, Wurmverlag Herzogenrath 1993