Bobritzsch (river)

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Bobritzsch
Salzbrücke Falkenberg.jpg
Salzbrücke across Bobritzsch between Falkenberg and Krummenhennersdorf
Country Germany
State Saxony
Basin features
Main source near Reichenau
674 m (NHN)
50°46′56.4″N 13°35′59″E / 50.782333°N 13.59972°E / 50.782333; 13.59972
River mouth near Reinsberg
235 m (NHN)
51°1′14″N 13°20′22″E / 51.02056°N 13.33944°E / 51.02056; 13.33944Coordinates: 51°1′14″N 13°20′22″E / 51.02056°N 13.33944°E / 51.02056; 13.33944
Progression Freiberger MuldeMuldeElbeNorth Sea
River system Elbe
Basin size 131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 38 km (24 mi)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Krummenhennersdorf
  • Minimum rate:
    66 l/s (16.08.2000)[1]
  • Average rate:
    1.53 m3/s (54 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    160 m3/s (5,700 cu ft/s) (13.08.2002)[2]

Bobritzsch is a river of Saxony, Germany. It is a right tributary of the Freiberger Mulde with a length of about 38 km (24 mi). Its Gewässerkennzahl is 5422.[3]

Course[edit]

The source of the river is located about 5 km (3.1 mi) south-east of Frauenstein in the Eastern Ore Mountains, above Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau on the edge of Kreuzwald forest and 600 m (2,000 ft) from Weicheltmühle (a watermill) on Gimmlitz river.

The river passes through Reichenau, Kleinbobritzsch, Hartmannsdorf, Friedersdorf, Oberbobritzsch and Niederbobritzsch, Naundorf, Falkenberg, Krummenhennersdorf, Reinsberg and Bieberstein.

A well-known hiking path along Bobritzsch river between Krummenhennersdorf and Reinsberg is called Grabentour.[4] Reinsberg Castle is located on a rock above the right bank of the river, Bieberstein Castle above its left bank.

Bobritzsch river joins Freiberger Mulde between Reinsberg and Siebenlehn, 1 km (0.62 mi) north of Bieberstein castle.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name of the river originates from Old Sorbian Bobrica, derived from bobr (beaver), and signifies a water course where beavers lived.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hydrologisches Handbuch: Teil 3 - Gewässerkundliche Hauptwerte" (PDF, 637 kB). Freistaat Sachsen - Landesamt für Umwelt und Geologie. p. 86. Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  2. ^ Hochwasserschutz 2002 im Muldegebiet Sächsisches Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie; 2009 (PDF; 5,4)
  3. ^ Hydrologisches Handbuch. Teil 2. Gebietskennzahlen. Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie. January 2002. 
  4. ^ "Grabentour von Krummenhennersdorf nach Reinsberg". Geo- und Umweltportal Freiberg. July 2004. Retrieved 2016-07-07. 
  5. ^ Robert Immisch (1866). Die slavischen Ortsnamen im Erzgebirge. Bautzen: Schmaler & Pech.