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Sieber may refer to:

  • Sieber (river), a river in the Harz mountains of Germany.
  • Sozialwerke Pfarrer Sieber, a Swiss charity and relief organization founded by Pastor Ernst Sieber
Sieber (Herzberg am Harz)

Sieber is a village in the borough of Herzberg am Harz in the district of Osterode am Harz in South Lower Saxony ( Germany).

Sieber lies at a height of 340 m above sea level and has about 600 inhabitants (1 October 2006). The settlement is spread out over a length of several kilometres in a narrow valley, running from east to west, through which the river of the same name flows. A tributary of the Sieber, the Goldenke, joins it in the village. Sieber has a Protestant church, St. Benedict, in which concerts also take place.

Sieber (river)

The Sieber is a 35-kilometre-long, right hand tributary of the Oder in the Harz mountains of Germany.

It rises at 760 metres on the Bruchberg massif and flows through Herzberg before discharging at Hattorf into the Oder which, in turn, flows into the Rhume. Its tributaries include the Kulmke, Lonau and Goldenke.

In February 1910, as part of his hydrological research into the Rhumequelle, Karl Thürnau dyed the Sieber tributary of the Eichelbach (Herzberg) with six kilogrammes of fluorescein. Three days later, weakly dyed water appeared in the main source of the Rhumequelle. This was confirmed in 1980 by dye tracing carried out by the Geological Survey of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsischen Landesamtes für Bodenforschung). This also indicated links between the Rhumequelle and the Sieber near Hörden and the Oder near Scharzfeld.

The construction of a dam was planned but never realised. As a result the Sieber valley is the only unregulated river valley in the western Harz. The upper Sieber valley has been out-of-bounds to motor traffic since the 1980s from the Forsthaus Königshof and lies partly within the Harz National Park – the road leads to the B 242 federal highway northwest of Sonnenberg.

The river gives its name to the village of Sieber in the middle of the Sieber valley.

Schluft is the 'transport hub' of the upper Sieber Valley. Goethe walked here. Sieber in "Paradies" (paradise) between Herzberg and the village of Sieber Sieber Weir near the Herzberg paper factory of the Lonau with the Sieber near Herzberg

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