Lambach (Eickumer Mühlenbach)

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The confluence of the Lambach in the Kinsbeke in Herford near the Diebrocker Friedhof

The confluence of the Lambach in the Kinsbeke in Herford near the Diebrocker Friedhof

Water code DE : 46486
location North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany
River system Weser
Drain over Eickumer Mühlenbach  → Aa  → Werre  → Weser  → North Sea
source In Enger , Herringhausen West
52 ° 7 '51 "  N , 8 ° 36' 37"  O
Source height approx.  115  m above sea level NN
muzzle In Eickum in die Kinsbeke (KM 2,3) Coordinates: 52 ° 6 '50 "  N , 8 ° 37' 24"  E 52 ° 6 '50 "  N , 8 ° 37' 24"  E
Mouth height approx.  74  m above sea level NN
Height difference approx. 41 m
Bottom slope approx. 16 ‰
length 2.6 km
Medium-sized cities Herford
Small towns Tighter

The Lambach or the Lamba (Low German) is a left tributary of the Kinsbeke in the northeast of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia .


The water has a total length of 2.8 km. The catchment area lies in the heart of the Ravensberg hill country west of the Werre . The Lambach rises in Enger in the Herringhausen West district near the Herringhauser sports field and flows into the Kinsbeke in Herford - Eickum near the Diebrocker Friedhof . The Kinsbeke in turn flows into the Aa .

The water flows through the towns of Enger and Herford on its way from the source to the mouth . The brook changes only once between Herford and Enger. It partially forms their common border. The only tributaries are field drainages.


Directly behind its source near the Herringhauser sports field, the stream flows through a forest, but runs most of the time through fields and pastures. Before the sewer system was built in Herringhausen and Eickum, sewage was also discharged into the stream. Today only rainwater can be discharged from the roof drainage system. In the Herford area, the stream flows through the Asbeke-Kinzbachtal nature reserve .


In the 1980s, the Lambach claimed a human life. An older man drowned near the border triangle in Eickum. This is amazing because the Lambach is only about 50 cm wide at this point. It is rarely deeper than 30 cm along its entire length.

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  1. a b German basic map 1: 5000
  2. Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( Notes )