Ölschnitz (Red Main)

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Ölschnitz
Location Upper Franconia, Bavaria,  Germany
Reference no. DE: 24122
Basin features
Main source start: confluence of the Laimbach and Bieberswöhrbach near Emtmannsberg-Unterölschnitz
ca. 381 m above sea level (NN) [1]
49°52′33″N 11°40′25″E / 49.875972°N 11.67361°E / 49.875972; 11.67361Coordinates: 49°52′33″N 11°40′25″E / 49.875972°N 11.67361°E / 49.875972; 11.67361
River mouth near Weidenberg-Neunkirchen into the Red Main
ca. 358 m above sea level (NN) [1]
49°55′14″N 11°38′17″E / 49.92056°N 11.637917°E / 49.92056; 11.637917
Progression Red Main → Main → Rhine → North Sea
River system Rhine
Physical characteristics
Length 6.84 km [2]

The Ölschnitz is right-bank, southeastern headstream of the Red Main in the German province of Upper Franconia in southern Germany. It is just under seven kilometres long.

Course[edit]

The Ölschnitz starts at the confluence of the Laimbach and Bieberswöhrbach streams near Emtmannsberg-Unterölschnitz and discharges into the Red Main near Weidenberg-Neunkirchen.

Places[edit]

The Ölschnitz flows through the following places:

  • Unterölschnitz
  • Hauendorf
  • Lehen
  • Stockau
  • Neunkirchen

Tributaries[edit]

  • Oberölschnitzer Bach (left)
  • Lainbach (right)
  • Würgersbach (right)
  • Mühlbach (right)


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Topografische Karte 1:10000 Bayern Nord
  2. ^ Map services of the Bavarian State Department of the Environment

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