Fichtelnaab

The Fichtelnaab is a river in Upper Franconia and the Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany. It rises in the Fichtelgebirge and flows into the Waldnaab near Windischeschenbach.

Fichtelnaab
Fichtelnaabquelle.jpg
Source of the Fichtelnaab
Location
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
DistrictsBayreuth and Tirschenreuth
Reference no.DE: 1412
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationon the southeastern slopes of the Ochsenkopf
 • coordinates50°01′31″N 11°50′01″E / 50.02528°N 11.83361°E / 50.02528; 11.83361
 • elevationca. 865 m
Mouth 
 • location
near Windischeschenbach into the Waldnaab
 • coordinates
49°48′30″N 12°09′44″E / 49.80833°N 12.16222°E / 49.80833; 12.16222Coordinates: 49°48′30″N 12°09′44″E / 49.80833°N 12.16222°E / 49.80833; 12.16222
 • elevation
423 m
Length47.4 km (29.5 mi) [1]
Basin size278 km2 (107 sq mi) [1]
Basin features
ProgressionWaldnaabNaabDanubeBlack Sea
Tributaries 
 • leftGregnitz

CourseEdit

The source of the Fichtelnaab is located on the southeastern slope of the Ochsenkopf (1,024 m above sea level (NN)) northwest of Fichtelberg and west of the Fichtelsee (10.5 hectares and 752 m above NN). From there it flows southeast through the villages of Fichtelberg and Mehlmeisel in the district of Tirschenreuth. From there the Fichtelnaab passes through Brand, Ebnath, Neusorg and Erbendorf to Windischeschenbach, where it joins the Waldnaab.

TributariesEdit

  • Moosbach (right)
  • Kratzebach (left)
  • Fallbach (right)
  • Geisbach (right)
  • Fuhrbach (left)
  • Saugrabenbach (right)
  • Gregnitz (left)
  • Goldbach (right)
  • Witzelbach (right)
  • Höllbach (left)
  • Felberger Bach (right)
  • Forellenbach (left)
  • Tiefenbach (right)
  • Galgenbach (right)
  • Steinbach (right)
  • Heinbach (left)

SourcesEdit

  • Die Naab – mit Waldnaab, Fichtelnaab, Haidenaab. 144 Seiten, Pustet, Regensburg,ISBN 3-7917-1915-7.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Complete table of the Bavarian Waterbody Register by the Bavarian State Office for the Environment (xls, 10.3 MB)