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Water code EN : 4182
location Werra-Meissner district , Hesse , Germany
River system Weser
Drain over Weirs  → Werra  → Weser  → North Sea
Headwaters near Stölzingen near the Stölzinger Kuppe in the Stölzinger Mountains
51 ° 5 ′ 8 ″  N , 9 ° 47 ′ 57 ″  E
Source height approx.  387  m above sea level NHN 
muzzle directly below Waldkappel
in the weirs Coordinates: 51 ° 8 ′ 42 "  N , 9 ° 52 ′ 51"  E 51 ° 8 ′ 42 "  N , 9 ° 52 ′ 51"  E
Mouth height approx.  225  m above sea level NHN 
Height difference approx. 162 m
Bottom slope approx. 15 ‰
length 10.9 km 
Catchment area 42.751 km² 
Drain MQ
412 m³ / s
Left tributaries see section
catchment area and tributaries
Right tributaries see section
catchment area and tributaries

The Schemmerbach , also called Schemmer , is a 10.9 km long, southwest and orographically right tributary of the weirs in the Werra-Meißner district in the northeast part of northern Hesse ( Germany ).


The Schemmerbach rises in the southwest part of the Werra-Meißner district in the Stölzinger Mountains . Its source is located southwest of Stölzingen , an estate in the southwestern urban area of Waldkappel . Around 1 km west of the Stölzinger Kuppe ( 473.9  m above sea  level ) it flows near the state road  3226 from a small still water at around 387  m above sea level.

Initially, the Schemmerbach, which runs entirely along the L 3226 in the Schemmerbachgrund natural area, flows north-northeast to Gehau , a south-eastern district of Waldkappel. After flowing through the village, the flowing water continues in the Waldkappeler area, northwards to Schemmern , from where it flows northeast to Burghofen . From now on , the route of the disused Spangenberg –Waldkappel section of the Kanonenbahn runs west above the stream that is now striving towards Friemen .

Finally, the Schemmerbach opens directly after flowing through the forest Kappeler Kernstadt to approximately 225  m height in the Werra influx weirs .

Catchment area and tributaries

The tributaries of the Schemmerbach, whose catchment area covers 42.751 km², include with orographic allocation (l = left-hand side, r = right-hand side) , length of the river, mouth with Schemmerbach kilometers and - if known - catchment area (viewed downstream) /:

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
  2. a b c d e Water map service of the Hessian Ministry for the Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture and Consumer Protection ( information )