Big Röder

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Big Röder
The Große Röder (in the background) near Würdenhain shortly before entering the Black Elster

The Große Röder (in the background) near Würdenhain shortly before entering the Black Elster

Water code EN : 5384
location Saxony , Brandenburg ; Germany
River system Elbe
Drain over Black Elster  → Elbe  → North Sea
source near the Rammenau district of Röderbrunn
51 ° 10 ′ 24 ″  N , 14 ° 6 ′ 5 ″  E
Source height 326  m above sea level NN
muzzle between Saathain and Würdenhain in the Black Elster Coordinates: 51 ° 28 ′ 29 "  N , 13 ° 27 ′ 59"  E 51 ° 28 ′ 29 "  N , 13 ° 27 ′ 59"  E
Mouth height 87  m above sea level NN
Height difference 239 m
Bottom slope 2.3 ‰
length 105 km
Catchment area 935 km²
Discharge at the Kleinraschütz
A Eo gauge : 679 km²
Location: 30 km above the mouth
NNQ (07/26/1969)
MNQ 1962/2004
MQ 1962/2004
Mq 1962/2004
MHQ 1962/2004
HHQ (08/14/2002)
280 l / s
1.04 m³ / s
4.01 m³ / s
5.9 l / (s km²)
26.7 m³ / s
53.1 m³ / s
Left tributaries Steinbach , Schwarze Röder , Lausenbach
Right tributaries Little Röder
Small towns Großröhrsdorf , Radeberg , Radeburg , Großenhain , Gröditz
Communities Rammenau , Ohorn , Arnsdorf , Ottendorf-Okrilla , Ebersbach , Röderaue , Röderland

The Große Röder is a left tributary of the Black Elster in Saxony and Brandenburg . Until the confluence with the Schwarzen Röder in Radeberg , it is also called the Weisse Röder .


The small river rises near the ramming Auer district Röder Brunn southwest of the high stone in Saxony in a resolution passed by wooden stakes source 326 meters off the highway A4 . It drains the western apron of the north- west Lusatian mountain and hill country . The total catchment area covers 934.5 square kilometers.

The Große Röder is dammed up in numerous ponds for keeping carp, at Röderbrunn in the Karauschen- or Karschtich (2.8 ha) and in the Rohr- or Rohrwiesenteich (2.1 ha), after 1.5 kilometers for bathing purposes in the Buschmühlenteich in Ohorn and on Bretniger Flur in the Brettmühlenteich. The Hauswald brook flows into the Große Röder near the former Bretniger brewery .

After it has crossed Großröhrsdorf , it flows between Wallroda and Radeberg through the Hüttertal , shortly afterwards it takes in the water of the Schwarzen Röder in Radeberg an der Mittelmühle and runs through the Gelbkehain , the Leithen , the Lotzdorfer and the Liegauer Rödertal. It forms the Seifersdorfer Tal between the Liegau-Augustusbad and Hermsdorf exit . The Kleine Röder , which rises near Lichtenberg, joins between Ottendorf-Okrilla and Medingen . In Radeburg it is dammed into a dam that is bounded by the dam on the A 13 motorway to the Radeburg reservoir . The Große Röder flows through the southwestern outflow of the reservoir to Rödern , Kalkreuth , Großenhain and Gröditz . After 105 kilometers it flows into the Black Elster west of Elsterwerda (Brandenburg) between Saathain and Würdenhain . Another branch of the estuary, also called Kleine Röder , flows shortly afterwards into the Black Elster near Zobersdorf .

The Röderradroute cycle path follows the course of the Großer Röder .


The river name is probably derived from the Middle Low German rét , which means Ried in High German - creek overgrown with reeds. The name has been changed many times, in 1790 Fahrrad-Fluss or Die Fahrrad for short , which could indicate the origin of Rad ... (similar to the supposed origins of the names of the towns of Radeberg and Radeburg on the river).



  • Hydrological manual. (PDF; 115 kB) Part 2 - Area Codes. Free State of Saxony - State Office for Environment and Geology, p. 9 , accessed on December 25, 2017 .
  • Dietrich Hanspach, Haik Thomas Porada: Grossenhainer care. A regional study of the area around Großenhain and Radeburg . Ed .: Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig and the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig. Böhlau Verlag, Cologne / Weimar / Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-412-09706-6 , p. 301-311 .
  • Dresdner Heide, Pillnitz, Radeberger Land (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 27). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1976, p. 41.

Individual evidence

  1. Hydrological Handbook. (PDF; 637 kB) Part 3 - Main aquatic values. Free State of Saxony - State Office for Environment and Geology, p. 49 , accessed on December 25, 2017 .
  2. a b Great Röder. In: Lausitzer Bergland around Pulsnitz and Bischofswerda (= values ​​of our homeland . Volume 40). 1st edition. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 1983, pp. 97f.
  3. ^ Letters on the Radeberger Bad , Dresden, printed by Carl Christian Meinhold, 1790 online resource

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