Vinxtbach

The Vinxtbach is a stream of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is around 19 km (12 mi) long, rises south-southwest of Schalkenbach-Obervinxt and east of the Adert and discharges into the River Rhine near Rheineck Castle between Bad Breisig and Brohl-Lützing.

Vinxtbach
Vinxtbach Mündung.JPG
The mouth of the Vinxtbach
Location
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
Reference no.DE: 27174
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSouth-southwest of Schalkenbach-Obervinxt and east of the Adert
 • coordinates50°28′57″N 7°07′09″E / 50.482378°N 7.119249°E / 50.482378; 7.119249Coordinates: 50°28′57″N 7°07′09″E / 50.482378°N 7.119249°E / 50.482378; 7.119249
 • elevation397 m above sea level (NHN)
Mouth 
 • location
Near Rheineck Castle between Bad Breisig and Brohl-Lützing into the Rhine
 • coordinates
50°30′05″N 7°18′42″E / 50.501278°N 7.311694°E / 50.501278; 7.311694
 • elevation
64 m above sea level (NHN)
Length19.11 km (11.87 mi)[1]
Basin size45.472 km2 (17.557 sq mi)[1]
Basin features
ProgressionRhineNorth Sea

The name Vinxt is derived from the Latin term finis, which means "border". In ancient Rome, the Vinxtbach marked the border between the provinces Germania Inferior and Germania Superior. In times of the Middle Ages, it was the border between the duchies of Lower Lorraine and Upper Lorraine. Today the Vinxtbach forms a dialect boundary, the "Vinxtbach line" (Vinxtbachlinie): north of the Vinxtbach the Ripuarian dialects are spoken, south of it, the Moselle Franconian dialects.

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