Bückeburg Aue

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Bückeburger Aue
Aue in the Bad Eilsen spa gardens

Aue in the Bad Eilsen spa gardens

Water code EN : 472
location Lower Saxony , North Rhine-Westphalia ; Germany
River system Weser
Drain over Weser  → North Sea
source on the Süntel -Northwestabdachung
at Hattendorf
52 ° 13 ′ 32 ″  N , 9 ° 17 ′ 30 ″  E
Source height 270  m above sea level NHN
muzzle at Petershagen in the Weser Coordinates: 52 ° 22 ′ 41 ″  N , 8 ° 58 ′ 32 ″  E 52 ° 22 ′ 41 ″  N , 8 ° 58 ′ 32 ″  E
Mouth height 34  m above sea level NHN
Height difference 236 m
Bottom slope 6.1 ‰
length 39 km
Catchment area 173.014 km²
Discharge at the Achum A Eo gauge : 86.5 km². Location: 22.8 km above the mouth

MNQ 1983 - 2002
MQ 1983 - 2002
Mq 1983 - 2002
MHQ 1983 - 2002
104 l / s
170 l / s
960 l / s
11.1 l / (s km²)
19.2 m³ / s
45.8 m³ / s
Discharge  at the mouth of the
A Eo : 173 km²
1.5 m³ / s
8.7 l / (s km²)
Left tributaries Schlossbach
Right tributaries Hühnerbach
Flowing lakes Gevattersee
Medium-sized cities Minden
Small towns Buckeburg , Obernkirchen
Communities Auetal , Buchholz , Bad Eilsen , Ahnsen

The Bückeburger Aue , mostly just called Aue , is a 39  km long, right-hand or eastern tributary of the Weser in the Schaumburg district in Lower Saxony and in the Minden-Lübbecke district in North Rhine-Westphalia .


The floodplain rises on the northwestern roof of the Süntel . Its source is located southeast of the district of Hattendorf in the Lower Saxon community of Auetal at an altitude of about 270  m above sea level. NHN .

Initially, the floodplain flows in a westerly direction through a forest and meadow valley to the Obersburg, then northwards through Rehren , where it crosses under the Federal Highway 2 . It now follows the road to the north and flows in a westerly direction through the village of Poggenhagen , on the outskirts of Rolfshagen it follows the cool ground, further through Borstel , past Buchholz , always north of the Weser Mountains and parallel to it. It flows north past the Bad Eilsen motorway junction and through the village of Heeßen , where it changes its westerly direction of flow and now runs north.

Then it flows north of the federal highway 83 through Bad Eilsen and its spa gardens, through the valley cut between Harrl and Bückeberg and through the village of Ahnsen . In Vehlen , it crosses under the federal highway 65 , flows through the Bückeburg districts of Achum , Warber and Meinsen . It feeds the Mittelland Canal through the Warber relief ditch .

After Meinsen it flows back to the west. Here, in the south of the Schaumburg Forest , in the Bückeburg lowland, the Aue Canal branches off, which the Aue takes up again in Minden-Päpinghausen.

The floodplain flows around the Schaumburg Forest in the south, briefly leaves the district of Schaumburg and the state of Lower Saxony near Evesen am Gevattersee . East of Dankersen , a district of the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Minden , it flows further along the state border, now parallel to the Weser, between the federal highway 482 and the Schaumburg Forest, towards the north. At Dankersen it crosses under the Mittelland Canal and continues through Bückeburg- Cammer , Päpinghausen and Frille .

Finally, the floodplain flows into the Weser at Lahde in Westphalia at a height of 34  m . Their mean discharge here is 1.5 m³ / s.


The floodplain absorbs the water of numerous small streams and nameless rivulets from the northern slopes of the Weser Mountains , the southern Bückeberg and the Harrl . These include these larger tributaries:


In previous centuries, numerous iron hammers and water mills were driven through the floodplain .


Mills that no longer exist today are the cutting and oil mill in Poggenhagen (operated until 1962) and the Borsteler mill west of Rehren . Still existing Mühlenbauten are the Black Mill in Rolfshagen , which until the 1970s powered Arensburger paper mill , 300 m below the hamlet driving course located, and a few hundred meters distant Schlingmühle (run to about 960) between Buchholz and Stone mountains. The mill in Ahnsen is still working with limited operations , while the Vehlener mill in the next village, Vehlen, has ceased operations .

Iron hammers

The iron hammers on the upper reaches of the floodplain were the Bernser Eisenhammer (which served as an excursion restaurant for a long time until today ) and the Rolfshäger Eisenhammer , which produced spades, scythes and axes until after the Second World War . By far the most picturesque iron hammer was the Buchholzer Blankhammer , close to the village of Buchholz, which was often depicted by Schaumburg oil painters (with its characteristic large crooked pines next to it and the Arensburg motorway viaduct in the background). Only small traces of this iron hammer are left in the area today. However, the former home of the respective hammer leaseholder has been preserved and is around 100 m further on the eastern edge of the village of Buchholz.

Individual evidence

  1. Topographic map 1: 25,000
  2. ^ German basic map 1: 5000
  3. a b Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( Notes )
  4. level value Schwarme increased by the area of outflow of the residual basin (6.1 / s.km² 89.5 square kilometers) derived from the values of the enclosing intermediate basin, the level Porta (Weser), Achum (Bückeburger Aue) Bierde (AEB) and Liebenau (Weser) and from the Hydrological Atlas of Germany - Annual discharge height