The Old Bridge over the Sprotte in Schmölln
|Reference no.||DE: 56664|
|Main source||In four headstreams west of Crimmitschau, e.g. near Gera (parish in Leumnitz) as the Großensteiner Sprotte
about 309 m (Großensteiner Sprotte)
|River mouth||Near Saara into the Pleiße
about 187 m
|Progression||Pleiße → White Elster → Saale → Elbe → North Sea|
|Basin size||165.7 km² |
|Landmarks||Large towns: Schmölln|
|Length||30 km |
- The Western Sprotte, whose source is near Rückersdorf
- The Middle Heukewalder Sprotte, which begins near Nischwitz
- The Eastern Mannichswalder Sprotte
The western branch flows northwest and meets with the Heukewalder Sprotte near Vollmershain. Between Posterstein and Nöbdenitz these flow into the Eastern Sprotte. Then the Sprotte flows northeast through the municipality of Nöbdenitz, then further through the city of Schmölln to Saara, where it meets the Pleiße.
From its source to its mouth, the Sprotte travels 120 meters downhill (from 315 to 195 m above sea level).
- The information in this article is based on and/or translated from its German equivalent.