Vichtbach in Upper Stolberg

The Vichtbach or Vicht is a river in the Aachen region, which Roetgen from southwest to northeast and Stolberg ( Rhineland) from south to north flows through and then flows into the Inde. His name is of Celtic origin.


The Vichtbach rises in Roetgen near the B 258 at the former Roetgener station, where he called Grölisbach. In Roetgen the Talverlauf of Vicht Bach, which is the largest river of the municipality begins. It flows the Roetgener districts Rott and Mulartshütte.

The Vichtbach then flows through the Stolberg Districts Two and Vicht case as well as the town center, before he / ends in the north of the urban area in Steinfurt Velau shortly before the municipal boundary to Eschweiler in the Inde.


In Roetgen Grölisbach the right hand receives inflow from Roetgenbach, Schlee Bach and Dreilaegerbach ( after it emerges from the Dreilaegerbach dam ), in the so -called " Roetgener dump " all of which have their headwaters. From the mouth of the Roetgenbaches called the Grölisbach Vichtbach.

In Rott he receives the right-hand tributary of the creek and lens in Mulartshütte from Rommerichsief. In two case he gets the right-hand tributary of the full stream and in place by Hasselbach. In Münsterau leads to him the right hand Eigertsief. In Vicht come two smaller tributaries to the left of it, and at the local end of the A- stream flows to the right in him. In Nächtigällchen mouse creek empties into the right hand Vichtbach in Binsfeldhammer the Rüstbach.


The water power of the Vicht Bach used in Mulartshütte the same steelindustry hut in Vicht the riding master and Stolberg in the courtyards of the copper copper master.


In the past it was behind the Stolberg works Mäurer & Wirtz and Prym on Zweifaller road to contamination of Vicht Bach. Today, the Vichtbach the water quality class II has in its entire history ( moderately polluted ). 1972-1981 he pointed to above the Stolberg works nor the grade II-III and below the grade III -IV.

The straightening of the Vichtbach bed was completed in Stolberg city center in the 1960s, after previously just had to suffer from flooding the old town of Stolberg. Today Erdablagerungen and plants are sometimes not removed so that a restoration has occurred.