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Nempitz Pied Raft Trench

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Description:

In the 16th century it was considered the most important canal system in Europe.

The Elsterfloßgraben in Nempitz is a small idyllic and technical monument, which should revive the tradition of rafting.
In the years 1578 to 1580 Elector August I of Saxony had a rafting trench built, which was to make it possible to raft wood. The wood transported in this way was specifically used to fire boiling pans to process brine into table salt. The
In the 16th century it was considered the most important canal system in Europe.

The Elsterfloßgraben in Nempitz is a small idyllic and technical monument, which should revive the tradition of rafting.
In the years 1578 to 1580 Elector August I of Saxony had a rafting trench built, which was to make it possible to raft wood. The wood transported in this way was specifically used to fire boiling pans to process brine into table salt. With a total length of approx. 93 km, of which more than 80 km are still in existence, this nationally significant engineering structure represents the most important canal system of the 16th century on the European continent.
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Visits possible individually or as part of bookable guided tours
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (any age)
  • Cash payment
free of charge

Guide fee per group 9,00 € plus 2,00 € per person (reduced1,00 €), ca. 45 min
by car:
via the A9

by public transport:
by bus

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path

Where:

Address:

City of Bad Dürrenberg


06231 Bad Dürrenberg
Phone: +49 3462 / 9987024
E-mail: tourist@badduerrenberg.de
website: http://www.badduerrenberg.eu/

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