131 km (51 sq mi)
| near Reichenau
674 m (NHN)|
235 m (NHN)
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.
Bobritzsch (river) Wikipedia
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.
The name of the river originates from Old Sorbian Bobrica, derived from bobr (beaver), and signifies a water course where beavers lived.