The creek rises as Vennbach east of Königshardt at an altitude of 64 m above sea level. NN. From here, the stream initially flows in a northerly direction. The Reinersbach flows to the south after 400 m. With reaching the city of Bottrop the brook Ebersbach is called. Below the mouth of the Pötteringsbachs the run turns to the west. From here the stream is called Rotbach. On its further course flows through the stream Dinslaken, before he south of Möllen at 19 m above sea level. NN flows into the Rhine.
The Rotbach overcomes on its 21.9 km long way a height difference of 45 m, which corresponds to a mean bottom slope of 2.1 ‰. It drains a 51.564 km ² catchment area in the area of the cities Voerde, Dinslaken, Bottrop and Oberhausen.
November 5, 2018
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