(also Weißbach )
The white at Niederdielfen
|Water code||DE : 27216|
|location||in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district ; North Rhine-Westphalia ( Germany )|
|Drain over||Victory → Rhine → North Sea|
|source||near Wilgersdorf an der Kalteiche in the Rothaargebirge
|muzzle||in Siegen in die Sieg
|Height difference||approx. 258 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 14 ‰|
|Catchment area||71.463 km²|
|Left tributaries||see below|
|Right tributaries||see below|
The white spring in spring 2014 (emerged from a rock crevice below the piece of wood)
The Weiß (also Weißbach ) is a 18.1 km long, orographically left and eastern tributary of the Sieg in the Siegen-Wittgenstein district in North Rhine-Westphalia . On June 3, 1311, the white was mentioned in a document from the city of Siegen as the "vest".
The source of the white, the white source , is located within North Rhine-Westphalia about 220 m northwest of the border with Hesse . It is located in the Rothaargebirge 1.6 km south of Wilgersdorf , 1.3 km east of the Kalteiche ( ) and almost 600 m north of its eastern neighboring elevation Hirschstein ( ) at about . At a distance of about 125 m to the west of the source, the state road 904, which connects Wilnsdorf (in the north) with the Hessian state border (in the south) (as the crow flies ). The Wilgersdorfer Rundwanderweg auf Bergmannsppfad runs right past the Weißquelle . The white spring is surrounded by a small clearing in the state forest Kalteiche. It is not enclosed, but emerges from a rock crevice; the spring water runs down stepped rocks to the valley.
The white runs in a predominantly north-westerly direction. After only about 20 m of flow, it is fed by a trickle that rises about 400 m (as the crow flies) west-southwest of the Weißquelle on the L 904 at altitude of . The river flows through Wilgersdorf, where it absorbs the water of the Goldschmiedsborn , which comes out of the source of the same name on the slope of the Kalteiche , which is taken by the Sauerland Mountain Association (SGV). After passing under the railway line Dill Railway , the White takes the right side its largest tributary, the Bichelbach on. Then it passes the Anzhäuser Mühle with the local industrial area Anzhäuser Mühle and shortly afterwards reaches Anzhausen . At the end of the village, the Wabach flows in on the left, which is fed by the Bösselbach about 100 m above its mouth. After passing the Klabach-Mühlengraben industrial estate and passing Flammersbach to the south , where the Weiß picks up the stream of the same name, it passes Niederdielfen and picks up the Dielfe on the left. A little further, it flows through the Weißtal industrial park . Then the white reaches the city of Siegen . There it flows through the Kaan-Marienborn district , in which it takes in the Breitenbach, and the Hain district , where it is bridged several times between Siegberg and Lindenberg .
After a short underground section of the river , the Weiß flows into the lower town of Siegen near the Apollo Theater , a little southwest or south of Bahnhofsstraße, at around height to the victory coming there from the north-northeast . There is a difference in altitude of around 258 m between the source and the mouth of the Weiß.
Catchment area and tributaries
The catchment area of the Weiß is 71.463 km². Their tributaries include (sorted downstream):
in m above sea level NHN
|GKZ||Places with flow
|Bichelbach||right||6.09||15.93||312||27216-2||Gernsdorf , Rudersdorf|
|Dielfe||Left||4.12||6.64||278||27216-4||Oberdielfen , Niederdielfen|
|Breitenbach||right||4.59||5.05||258||27216-72||Breitenbach , Kaan-Marienborn *|
|Bürbach||right||3.17||3.94||246||27216-74||Bürbach , Siegen *|
Notes on the table
- Water , in Germany the official river code number with a separator inserted after the prefix for better readability, which stands for the common receiving water white .
Villages along the Weiß are Wilgersdorf, Anzhausen, Niederdielfen, Kaan-Marienborn and Siegen.
The white valley is characterized by its narrow valley with a high proportion of forest. The catchment area of the Eisernbach joins to the south and that of the Sieg to the north. At the above-mentioned border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Hesse, the Westerwald variant of the Rothaarsteig begins in the area of Kalteiche and Hirschstein .
References and comments
- German basic map 1: 5000
- Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( information )
- Siegener Document Book Volume I, Siegen , 1887, pp. 76–79, no. 125
- This document names the income of the Siegen Martinikirche , including that from a Mashütte on the lower reaches of the Weiß in the Siegen suburb of Hain, referred to in the document as "Mashutte uf der Weste" . Source: Original text of the document from 1311, with translation from Middle Latin by Günther Zimmermann: The document from June 3, 1311, chapter in: "ecclesia extra muros" - 1311–2011, 700 years of Martini church in Siegen . Anniversary Festschrift, published in the series Siegener Posts - Yearbook for Regional History . Special volume 2011, Vorländer, Siegen 2011 . P. 19 ff.
- Ulrike Poller, Wolfgang Todt: Hiking on miners' paths. Wilnsdorf - Siegerland-Wittgenstein . (PDF) Archived from the original on April 25, 2009 ; accessed on May 30, 2016 . , in: Hiking highlights on the left and right of the Rothaarsteig , p. 4. W&A Marketing & Verlag GmbH, Niederkassel 2007, accessed on May 11, 2014, at siegen-wittgenstein.de (PDF; 3.02 MB)
- Wilgersdorfer brooks that flow into the Weiß on wilgersdorf.info (accessed on May 11, 2014)
- Siegener Zeitung (ed.): City map of Siegen, Vorländer Verlag, Siegen 1963
- North Rhine-Westphalia 3D., The interactive maps, version 1.5