Hiking Highlight (Segment)
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 400m south. With reaching the city of Bottrop the brook Ebersbach is called. Below the mouth of the Pötteringsbachs the run turns 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 his 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 of Voerde, Dinslaken, Bottrop and Oberhausen. Source: Wikipedia
January 17, 2017
Are we still in the Ruhr area? This is what you ask yourself when hiking along the near-natural Rotbach. Shoes with a profile are sufficient for the flat path. However, it goes through some shallow streams and muddy places. There are also small trees on the way that have to be passed. Listen carefully, you might spot the woodpecker at work.
May 7, 2021
This path through the Rotbachtal is one of the most beautiful hiking trails along a stream that I have ever hiked. After rainy weather partly muddy, but you can always find some way to get further. However, sturdy shoes are a prerequisite, as you sometimes have to go through streams.
May 26, 2021
I ran the complete route with the 11.7 km... and was disappointed. The paths were not easy to walk on and there was considerable damage to the forest as a result of the last storms and a dry summer. Only the original section along the course of the stream was fun...
March 28, 2022
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