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Borlach shaft

© Copyright by Kurbetriebsgesellschaft Naumburg/Bad Kösen mbH / Photographer: Torsten Biel

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Borlach shaft for brine extraction

Borlachschacht, Borlachstrasse, Borlachschule, everywhere one comes across the name of Johann Gottfried Borlach, the Royal Polish, Electoral Saxon Mountain Councillor, who led the development of the brine springs and the construction of the salt works, which ultimately led to the permanent settlement of the present city area. Only few people know that Gottfried's younger brother Johann
Borlach shaft for brine extraction

Borlachschacht, Borlachstrasse, Borlachschule, everywhere one comes across the name of Johann Gottfried Borlach, the Royal Polish, Electoral Saxon Mountain Councillor, who led the development of the brine springs and the construction of the salt works, which ultimately led to the permanent settlement of the present city area. Only a few people know that Gottfried's younger brother Johann Herrmann, in his capacity as deputy director, also played a decisive role in this. In 1768 he took over the directorate of the Saxon state saltworks Arten, Kösen and Dürrenberg and, together with the Saxon Commissioner General for Mining Fr. A. von Heynitz and the mountain ridge Baron L von Beust, he prepared the reorganization of the saltworks in Saxony.

Still today the Borlach shaft is open during the spa season from April to October and visitors have the possibility to visit it. Public guided tours are offered by the local tourist information. Technical data: Depth 175 m, cross-section 3,75x3,10 m, once existing number of piston pumps: 2 side by side, 8 above each other, each 5 m high. The shaft was sunk in 1731-35 and developed a brine of 5.13% salinity. The brine comes from the Röt, where the salt deposits are subject to dissolution by fresh water.
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End of April - end of October daily 9.00 - 17.00 during the course season

Note: The Borlach shaft is closed outside the course season
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (6-10 years)
  • for children (from 10 years)
By car, on foot, by bicycle, by train to the ferry, then along the hiking trail to the graduation house.

Where:

Address:

Kurbetriebsgesellschaft Naumburg/Bad Kösen mbH

Rudolf-Breitscheid- Street
06618 Naumburg
Phone: +49 34463 / 3440
E-mail: info@kubi-badkoesen.de
website: http://www.koesalina.de/

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