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Bobritzsch (river)

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State  Saxony
Basin size  131 km (51 sq mi)
Mouth  Freiberger Mulde
River system  Elbe
Length  38 km
Country  Germany
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Main source  near Reichenau 674 m (NHN)
River mouth  near Reinsberg 235 m (NHN)
Progression  Freiberger Mulde – Mulde – Elbe – North Sea

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


Map of Bobritzsch, Germany


The source of the river is located about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south-east of Frauenstein in the Eastern Ore Mountains, above Hartmannsdorf-Reichenau on the edge of Kreuzwald forest and 600 metres (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. 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 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Bieberstein castle.

Origin of the nameEdit

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


Bobritzsch (river) Wikipedia

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