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Graduation house

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Description:

Mighty wooden, 12 m high buildings are already visible from afar.

These buildings, filled with brushwood, are a landmark of Bad Dürrenberg.
With a length of more than 636 m, Bad Dürrenberg has the longest continuous grading facility in Germany. In addition, its unique value can be seen in the fact that the graduation buildings have largely preserved the authenticity of the beginning of the 19th century in terms of construction. In comparison
Mighty wooden, 12 m high buildings are already visible from afar.

These buildings, filled with brushwood, are a landmark of Bad Dürrenberg.
With a length of more than 636 m, Bad Dürrenberg has the longest continuous grading facility in Germany. In addition, its unique value can be seen in the fact that the graduation buildings have largely preserved the authenticity of the beginning of the 19th century in terms of construction. Compared to all other preserved graduation houses, the Bad Dürrenberg ones were never redesigned for the requirements of spa inhalation. The authenticity is especially valid for the typically Saxon (Senffian construction) and for the typical Old Prussian construction features (Colberg construction) that have been preserved here.

The brine distribution systems on the graduation towers also represent remarkable technical achievements of the 18th/19th century. The task of the graduation houses was to purify the brine and to concentrate it to boiling point. The brine is pumped to the graduation works. From there, out of wooden boxes, the brine flows through wooden distribution valves into the distribution channels. From these channels the brine drips down the brushwood walls. As it drips down from branch to branch, the brine drop is broken up more and more finely, thus increasing its surface area. Due to the influence of sun, wind and dry air, the water evaporates and the salts accumulate in the solution. As the water drips down, gypsum and iron compounds settle on the blackthorn branches as crystalline precipitates. This so-called "thornstone" increasingly envelops the individual branches. Due to the fine atomisation of the brine, a microclimate similar to the North Sea air prevails in the vicinity of the graduation works, which is helpful in the treatment of respiratory diseases.

You can breathe in this brine mist while strolling in the spa gardens along the graduation house. Directly at the graduation house there are 800 m of footbridges and numerous seating possibilities. It is advisable to put on a brine coat to protect your clothes. These brine coats can be borrowed for a fee in the palm and bird house.
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  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (any age)
The visit of the graduation house and the cold inhalation hall is free of charge.
by car:
via the A9

by public transport:
by bus and train from and to Leipzig, Weißenfels, tram line 5

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path

Where:

Address:

City of Bad Dürrenberg

Promenade 1
06231 Bad Dürrenberg
Phone: +49 3462 / 9987024
E-mail: tourist@badduerrenberg.de
website: http://www.badduerrenberg.eu/

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