Schiltach (river)

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The Schiltach in the town of Schiltach just before it flows into the Kinzig

The Schiltach in the town of Schiltach just before it flows into the Kinzig

Water code EN : 2342
location Black Forest


River system Rhine
Drain over Kinzig  → Rhine  → North Sea
source near Langenschiltach -Oberhof in the urban area of ​​St. Georgen
48 ° 8 ′ 32 ″  N , 8 ° 17 ′ 21 ″  E
Source height approx.  895  m above sea level NHN
muzzle in Schiltach from the left and roughly south into the Kinzig coordinates: 48 ° 17 ′ 27 ″  N , 8 ° 20 ′ 32 ″  E 48 ° 17 ′ 27 ″  N , 8 ° 20 ′ 32 ″  E
Mouth height approx.  323  m above sea level NHN
Height difference approx. 572 m
Bottom slope approx. 19 ‰
length 29.5 km
Catchment area 115.8 km²
Discharge at the level Hinterlehengericht
A Eo : 106 km²
Location: 4.8 km above the mouth
NNQ (13.09.1947)
MNQ 1914–2009
MQ 1914–2009
Mq 1914–2009
MHQ 1914–2009
HHQ (21.05.1959)
75 l / s
363 l / s
2.13 m³ / s
20.1 l / (s km²)
29.6 m³ / s
92.4 m³ / s
Discharge A Eo : 115.8 km² at the mouth

2.31 m³ / s
19.9 l / (s km²)

The Schiltach is a river in the middle of the Black Forest , which after about 30 kilometers runs approximately to the north in the town of Schiltach flows into the Kinzig from the left .


Between the village and the town of Tennenbronn Schramberg Schiltach flows through the canyon-like Bernecktal and to the confluence of this section Lauterbach on Bruckbeck also called Berneck. This name comes from the Berneck castle ruins above the valley .



It rises in the southern district of Langenschiltach , a small town near St. Georgen , then flows between the village of Tennenbronn and the town of Schramberg through the gorge-like Berneck valley , where the river itself is also called Berneck .

After Schramberg, the river flows through the rural settlement of Lehengericht and after 29 kilometers reaches its confluence with the Kinzig in the center of Schiltach .


Listed from the source to the mouth of the Schiltach. Lengths according to LUBW-FG10.

Source of the Schiltach on the Langenschiltach district of St. Georgen in the Black Forest close to its southwest border at Oberhof.

Change to the district of Schramberg -Tennenbronn.

  • Föhrenbach , from the right east of Im Tal, 2.9 km.
  • Schwarzenbach , from the left at Tennenbronn-Schwarzbach, 1.9 km.
  • (Inflow), from the right at the Käshof, 1.0 km.
  • (Inflow), from the right at the beginning of Tennenbronn-Bruck, 0.9 km.
  • Dobelbächle , from the left in Tennenbronn-Bruck, 1.4 km.
  • Gersbach , from the left at the beginning of Tennenbronn, 2.4 km.
  • Eichbach , from the left in Tennenbronn, 3.2 km.
  • Remsbach , from the left at the end of Tennenbronn, 1.9 km.
  • Unterschiltach , from the right at Tennenbronn-Schliefebühl, 3.7 km.
  • Schleifenbach , from the right at Tennenbronn-Ramstein, 1.2 km.
  • (Inflow), from the left under the ruins of Berneck near Schramberg-Ramstein, 1.0 km.
  • (Bach from the Marxenloch ), from the left at Schramberg-Falkenstein, 1.8 km.
  • Kirnbach , from the right in Schramberg, 3.8 km.
  • Lauterbach , from the left in Schramberg, 7.7 km.
  • Göttelbach , from the right in Schramberg, 2.6 km.
  • Wolfsbächle , from the left in Schramberg-Tierstein, 1.0 km.
  • Schilteckbächle , from the left in Tierstein, 1.0 km.
  • Eselbach , from the right at the Schramberger sewage treatment plant, 1.7 km.

Change to the district of Schiltach -Lehengericht.

  • Finsterbach , from left in front of Lehengericht-Hinterhof, 1.3 km.
  • Laichbächle , from the left across from the backyard, 1.3 km.
  • (Bach from the Reitzenwald ), from the right at the backyard, 0.7 km.
  • Kienbächle , from the left opposite Lehengericht-Auf dem Grün, 1.3 km.
  • Kienbach , from the left at Lehengericht-Deisenbauernhof, 3.7 km.
  • Hinterer Erdlinsbach , from the right at Lehengericht-Welschdorf, 2.9 km.
  • Burbach , from the right at Lehengericht-Auf dem Hof, 0.8 km.
  • Hunselbach , from the left at Lehengericht-Vor Hunsel, 1.4 km.
  • Baumbächle , from the right at Lehengericht-Vor Bornbach (!), 2.1 km.
  • Reichenbächle , from the left at Lehengericht-Vor Reichenbächle, 3.6 km.
  • Ebersbächle , from the left already in Schiltach itself, 1.3 km.

Mouth of the Schiltach after a run of 29.504 km in Schiltach between a road bridge crossing this and a weir from the left and south into the Kinzig .


Places on the run along with their affiliations. Selection.

Schwarzwald-Baar district

Rottweil district

  • City of Schramberg
    • Tennenbronn (village in the district of the same name, left)
  • Hardt parish
    • (short right-hand neighbor, without settlement on the run)
  • City of Schramberg
    • Schramberg (central district)
  • City of Schiltach

Water flow

The mean water level (1993–2003) at the Hinter- Lehengericht gauge is 0.34 m, the mean runoff value is 2.31 m³ / s.

Importance as a traffic route

Until the end of the 19th century, the Schiltach served as a transport route for rafting . The Schiltach – Schramberg railway along the Schiltach valley, which was opened in 1892, was shut down in 1989 and dismantled in 1992 with the exception of a few relics.

Sights and buildings


The river has achieved a certain fame through the “ Da-Bach-na-Fahrt(down the brook ride) . Every year on Shrove Monday, 40 teams drive the river in Schramberg with self-made water companions (Zubern) and various motto themes.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Heinz Fischer, Hans-Jürgen Klink: Geographical land survey: The natural space units on sheet 177 Offenburg. Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1967. →  Online map (PDF; 4.0 MB)
  2. Friedrich Huttenlocher : Geographical Land Survey: The natural space units on sheet 178 Sigmaringen. Federal Institute for Regional Studies, Bad Godesberg 1959. →  Online map (PDF; 4.3 MB)
  3. a b Estimated from the contour map on the background map of the LUBW-FG10.
  4. State Institute for the Environment Baden-Württemberg (LUBW) ( information )
  5. Sum of the sub-catchment areas according to LUBW-GEZG (data record entries).
  6. ^ German Hydrological Yearbook Rhine Region, Part I 2009 State Institute for Environment, Measurements and Nature Conservation Baden-Württemberg, p. 84, accessed on January 22, 2016 (PDF, German, 1.85 MB).
  7. Flood forecast center Baden-Württemberg ( Memento of the original from January 8, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /

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