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The Glenne at the drain from the Gütersloh district

The Glenne at the drain from the Gütersloh district

Water code EN : 2784
location Germany
River system Rhine
Drain over Lippe  → Rhine  → North Sea
source northwest of Schlangen as Haustenbach
51 ° 50 ′ 37 ″  N , 8 ° 47 ′ 54 ″  E
Source height approx.  177  m above sea level NHN
muzzle West of Lippstadt in the Lippe Coordinates: 51 ° 40 ′ 41 ″  N , 8 ° 17 ′ 43 ″  E 51 ° 40 ′ 41 ″  N , 8 ° 17 ′ 43 ″  E
Mouth height 73  m above sea level NHN
Height difference approx. 104 m
Bottom slope approx. 2.3 ‰
length 45.5 km
Catchment area 324.572 km²
The Glenne in the upper reaches as Haustenbach near Haustenbeck

The Glenne in the upper reaches as Haustenbach near Haustenbeck

Haustenbach near Staumühle

Haustenbach near Staumühle

The Glenne , called Haustenbach in the upper and middle reaches , is a 45.5 km long right tributary of the Lippe in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany , which rises in the Senne and runs parallel to the Lippe in the south and the Ems in the north over long distances . It is one of the few bodies of water emerging in the Senne that leave the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region in its course. Its catchment area covers 323.79 km².



Upper reaches of the Senne military training area

The Glenne rises as Haustenbach in the Senne northwest of Schlangen . Its source is on the grounds of the Senne military training area near the former Haustenbeck settlement to the west of Oesterholz , at around 175  m above sea level. NHN . Following the flattening of the Senne landscape in front of the Teutoburg Forest , the water flows away in a south-westerly direction and, after about a kilometer, passes the Haustenbeck Tower and Haustenbeck ruins . About three kilometers below the source, the stream leaves the Schlänger district, initially forms the border between Hövelhof and Bad Lippspringe and then completely enters the Hövelhof municipality. There, the now drained reservoir is first Haustensee crossed, then the right coming Berlebecke added and finally the restricted area leaving the training area.

Middle course from Staumühle to the confluence of the Landgraben

Continuing in a south-westerly direction, the Haustenbach first passes the Hövelhofer district of Staumühle , then passes under the federal motorway 33 and runs north of Klausheide along the Apels Teich nature reserve and the Salvator-Kolleg youth home . After around twelve kilometers of flowing, the water enters the urban area of Delbrück and passes the Erdgarten-Lauerwiesen nature reserve and the Senne-Mühle near Ostenland . To the south of Ostenland, the Krollbach is first taken on the right-hand side , then the body of water divides for around three and a half kilometers into an oxbow lake and a newer bed running just north of it, which is fed back to the actual course at the level of the Südmühle near Delbrück.

In the further course the Haustenbach first runs south past the Delbrücker local area and then flows in a south-westerly direction parallel to the Boker-Heide-Kanal, which runs just south, through the Delbrücker Land . This first affects the settlement area of Sudhagen , then the Haustenbach runs through the rural region south of Westenholz and the Mastholte district, which already belongs to Rietberg . To the southwest of Mastholte, just in the area of ​​the Benteler district , which belongs to Langenberg , the Haustenbach first flows to the right of the Schwarze Graben and shortly afterwards the Landgraben coming from the left. Only from this point, around seven and a half kilometers before the mouth, is the water called "Glenne".

Lower reaches as Glenne

Shortly after the Mastholter Grenzgraben has been taken on the left, the Glenne leaves the Gütersloh district and thus also the Ostwestfalen-Lippe region, entering the urban area of Lippstadt , whose Bad Waldliesborn district it passes in the northwest. Here the Kaltestrot are first recorded on the right-hand side, and then the Liese and Boombach. In the Lippeaue nature reserve, south of the Cappel monastery , the Boker-Heide Canal flows into the Glenne, which in this area forms the border between Lippstadt and Wadersloh . The Glenne then flows into the Lippe only around two hundred meters south of this tributary.


The following overview lists the named tributaries of the Glenne, viewed downstream:

Tributaries of the Glenne
GKZ Surname Length
in km
Catchment area
in km²
Mouth height
in m above sea level NHN
Location of the mouth
278412 Bone Bach 4.681 13.964 approx. 126 right side
278414 Krollbach 15,300 37.717 about 95 right side
2784192 Old Haustenbach 3.463 about 95 left side
27841992 Old Haustenbach 4,331 approx. 76 right side
27842 Black trench 9.299 36,162 approx. 75 right side
27844 Land moat 6.846 6.552 approx. 75 right side
278452 Mastholter Grenzgraben 3,922 1,895 approx. 74 left side
278454 Cold red 13,222 22.666 approx. 74 right side
2784592 Salt ditch 3,979 approx. 74 left side
27846 Liese 18,873 90.494 approx 72 right side
278472 Cold red 5.756 approx 72 left side
278476 Boombach 3.013 approx 72 right side
27848 Boker Heide Canal 27,874 49.746 approx 72 left side

Cities and municipalities on the Glenne

History and etymology

Until the improvement of the Boker Heide through the establishment of the Boker-Heide Canal by the Prussian hydraulic engineer Hermann Theodor Reinhard Wurffbain around 1850, there was a flood connection between Lippe and Ems via the Glenne and side streams of the Glenne.

Map by Johannes Gigas (1620)

The name "Haustenbach" can already be found as Hassenbeck flu. on a map by the cartographer Johannes Gigas from around 1620 .

The name "Glenne" is probably of Celtic origin. In Gaelic ( Irish ) glen means "valley". The Westphalian name researcher Hermann Jellinghaus takes a different view .

"No part of old Germany between the Rhine and Elbe, i.e. precisely the area in which Celtic and Slavic place names have not yet been identified, has so numerous village names that defy reliable interpretation as the area of ​​the Ems and its tributaries."

He regards the frequency of the word "Glane" as evidence of Germanic origin; an adjective "glan" means shiny, flashing, the associated verb is glennen ‑ shine or gliman ‑ glan ‑ glunum. So the derivation is not perfectly established.

Web links

Commons : Glenne  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Topographic map 1: 25,000
  2. ^ German basic map 1: 5000
  3. a b Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW
  4. a b c Water directory of the State Office for Nature, Environment and Consumer Protection NRW 2006 ( Memento from February 15, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF; 1.03 MB)
  5. Hermann Jelinghaus: village name to Osnabrück. Osnabrück 1922, DNB 574100083 , p. 3, 15.
  6. ^ "Glane, Kr. Iburg, originally part of Bisbeck: Glana, Glano 1088 Glandorf: Glanathorpe 1070. From the Glane stream flowing into the Ems. The word has been declared Celtic. But then it wouldn't be so common: Glane near Wildeshausen and near Gronau, Glanhorst, Kr Minden, Glanemeier near Barkhausen, Kr Mittlage, the Glenne, Kr Lippstadt, the Glenbach im Deister. From an adjective glan, shining, looking. Cf. Doornkaat 1, 634 under glennen, shining, to a verb * glinangglan — glunum. ”See Hermann Jelinghaus: Dorfnames um Osnabrück. Osnabrück 1922, p. 15.