The Wieprza Darłowo

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The Wieprza [v ʲ ɛpʃa ], German Wippermann, is a 112 km long coastal river in eastern Pomerania. The Wieprza springs on the Pomeranian back in 154 meters above sea level in Biallen Lake ( Jezioro Białe ) near Gladdow ( Głodowo, community Miastko ) in present-day Polish powiat Bytowski and empties into the Baltic Sea.

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First, the Wieprza then flows in a northwesterly direction at Sławno ( Schlawe ) to the north and bends at Wilkowice ( Wilhelmina) in the powiat Slawienski off to the west. In Darłówek ( Rügenwaldermünde ) the Wieprza flows into the Baltic Sea.


In the Wieprza open several smaller tributaries:

  • Left tributaries: the Taukarre, which flows north from Sławsko (Alt Schlawe, community Sławno ) in the Wipper;
  • The Motze or Schlawer Motze which rises near Malechowo ( Malchow ), south of Słowino ( Schlawin ) at a distance of one kilometer from the town center in northeastern direction over flows and flows Schlawe in the Wieprza;
  • The Stüdnitz (formerly also Stiednitz, Polish Studnica ), which rises south of Miastko ( Rummelsburg ) and northwest of the village Broczyna ( Brotzen, community Trzebielino ) opens into the Wieprza;
  • The Grabow (Polish: Grabowa ), which opens into the Wieprza behind Rügenwalde.
  • Rights tributaries: the Krummbach, which rises south of the village Lubno ( Lubben, community Kolczyglowy ), north flows past the village Trzebielino and before the village Broczyna ( Brotzen ) opens into the Wieprza;
  • The Stibnitz, which opens into the Wipper about 7 km before Darłowo (Rügenwalde );
  • Motz or stumbling Motze that occurs in Bruskowo Wielkie ( United Brüskow ) and flows Pieszcz ( Peest ) in the Wieprza.


The catchment area of ​​2150 km ² comprises Wieprza. The abundant rainfall produce a uniform water flow. The Wieprza was straightened in 1928. In 1909 its length was not specified at 150 km, 128 km of which flößbar. There were many water mills and even smaller power stations - for example Ciecholub ( Techlipp, community Kępice ) and Biesowice ( Beßwitz ) in the powiat Słupski - operate. Today is only the portion of Darłowo to the mouth of the Baltic Sea usable for smaller vessels.

Origin of the name

Elfriede Ulbricht saw here an origin from the Middle Low German, Dutch or Middle English rockers. Accordingly, the flow name in Germany is 15 times occupied, even in variations such Wipfer. The basic word was originally aha ( a variant of the -au ). This was on -a and in the early 11th century subject in the late 10th century, the weakening in-e and then disappeared completely in the Wipper. For other rivers of this name, the -a or -e received. The name would thus turn out, assemble rotating, swinging motion and water (in the sense of flowing water ).

A very similar meaning took Felix Solmsen and Ernst Fraenkel on, saw the root of the name but with even older, Indo-European origin and translate the names of rivers as the Bouncing.