Weißbach (Saalach, Schneizlreuth)
|Water code||DE : 186676|
|location||Districts of Traunstein and Berchtesgadener Land , Bavaria ( Germany )|
|Drain over||Saalach → Salzach → Inn → Danube → Black Sea|
Water hole between Inzell and Weißbach on Alpenstrasse
|muzzle||near Schneizlreuth in the Saalach
|Height difference||approx. 240 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 28 ‰|
|Catchment area||40.24 km²|
| Discharge at the Schneizlreuth
A Eo gauge : 38.7 km²
Location: 600 m above the mouth
|150 l / s
385 l / s
1.53 m³ / s
39.5 l / (s km²)
22.2 m³ / s
52.7 m³ / s
The Weißbach is an 8.6 km long, northwest and left tributary of the Saalach . It flows in the municipal areas of Inzell and Schneizlreuth in the Bavarian districts of Traunstein and Berchtesgadener Land ( Germany ).
The Weißbach rises in the Northern Limestone Eastern Alps on the western slope of the Scharnkopf near the foot ( ). Its source pot is on the border of the communities Inzell (Traunstein district) and Schneizlreuth (Berchtesgadener Land district) on the edge of the Eastern Chiemgau Alps nature reserve in the waterhole cave at altitude of about .
Initially, the Weißbach flows westward on the municipal boundary and, after leaving it, southward; henceforth it only runs in the municipality of Schneizlreuth. From the confluence of the Vorderen Schwarzachen, the brook flows south-eastwards and parallel to the federal highway 305 . He runs through the Schneizlreuth district of Weißbach on the Alpine road . The valley then narrows to the Weißbachschlucht gorge , a popular hiking destination.
In the core of the municipality of Schneizlreuth , the Weißbach flows into the mountain at altitude of around - between the Ristfeuchthorn ( ) in the west-northwest, the Rabensteinhorn ( ) in the northeast and the Kienberg ( ) in the south there from the southwest flowing Salzach- tributary Saalach .
Catchment area and tributaries
The catchment area of the Weißbach is 40.24 km. Its tributaries, which, like him, carry more water than usual, especially in spring when the snow melts, include downstream (l = left, r = right) : Vordere Schwarzachen (r), Stabach (l), Litzlbach (r), Scharnbach ( r), Höllenbach (l) and Kugelbach (l).
The Weißbach has numerous waterfalls ; this includes:
|Weißbach waterfall||Two steps, one free-falling||20 m||10 m|
|Upper Weißbach waterfall||One step||10 m||10 m|
|Falls in the Weißbach Gorge||Multiple cases||-||8 m|
On August 24, 2017, an approximately 1.5 m high wooden bridge, which leads near Schneizlreuth over the Weissbach, which is only 20 to 30 cm deep, collapsed when numerous people positioned themselves on the bridge for a group photo. 11 children and adolescents between the ages of 10 and 17 were injured. One of the planks is said to have been "quite rotten".
- Map services of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation ( information )
- Waterhole in the Weittal. Weißbachquellhöhle. In: Der Schlaz 73, June 1994, pp. 30-33 (PDF; 1.51 MB).
- Directory of brook and river areas in Bavaria - Inn river area of the Bavarian State Office for the Environment, as of 2016 (PDF; 2.8 MB)
- German Hydrological Yearbook Danube Region 2006 Bavarian State Office for the Environment, p. 259, accessed on October 4, 2017, at: bestellen.bayern.de (PDF, German, 24.2 MB).
- Bridge collapses during group photo , from August 25, 2017, accessed on August 25, 2017, from spiegel.de