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Historical salt works technology

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Brine extraction and grading, Borlach shaft and Kurmittelhaus in the spa gardens

Today's health resort was founded in the 12th century as the outwork Cusne of the monastery Pforta. This laid the foundation stone of the later rafting village. In 1138 Kösen was mentioned in a document for the first time. During this city walk the tour guide reports about the development of Kösen from the beginning to the present. You will learn interesting facts about contemporary witnesses of the Romanesque period, about the historical
Brine extraction and grading, Borlach shaft and Kurmittelhaus in the spa gardens

Today's health resort was founded in the 12th century as the outwork Cusne of the monastery Pforta. This laid the foundation stone of the later rafting village. In 1138 Kösen was mentioned in a document for the first time. During this city walk the tour guide reports about the development of Kösen from the beginning to the present. You will learn interesting facts about witnesses of the Romanesque period, about the historical salt production, the impressive salt works and the centuries-old spa tradition.
Gradierwerke, the cathedrals of saltworks, is how Prof. Dr. Herrmann Wirth, Bauhaus University Weimar and profound salinist, described these striking structures. This is particularly true for Bad Kösen, as the imposing graduation works on a steep rocky slope above the Saale River characterize the image of the small spa town. The history of Kösen is closely linked to the development of salt extraction and production. Already at the end of the 17th century the first deposits of the valuable raw material were developed. The plant with its water wheels and a pumping system represented a technical innovation at that time. Even today they are unparalleled in their functioning technical context. The landmark and source of brine extraction is the Borlach shaft, which was built in 1731. In the course of history, the former salt works developed into the centre of brine therapy in the 20th century. For more than 180 years, Bad Kösen has been using the brine springs and the fourth largest graduation works in Germany to cure diseases of the musculoskeletal system and the respiratory tract. Since 1859 Bad Kösen officially called itself a brine spa.
Tip: In fine weather you can also climb the upper deck of the graduation house.
April till October
Saturday, 10.30 a.m.
The tour will not take place on the following dates: 03.04.2021/08.05.2021/12.06.2021/17.07.2021/21.08.2021/25.09.2021/09.10.2021
Duration: 1,5 hours
Start: Cafè Schoppe, Naumburger Straße
Number of persons
Due to the current situation, only 20 persons (incl. tour guide) can be guided.
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City tour: 6,00 € p. P. | Spa card holder, pupils and students 5,00 € p. P. Upper deck Gradierwerk 2,50 € p. P. | 1.50 p. p. for spa card holders, pupils and students. (depending on weather conditions) Note Due to extensive construction work and renovation measures, parts of the facilities are not in operation or cannot be visited directly (wheel island, water wheels and artificial rods). We ask for your understanding and grant a 1 € discount on non-reduced prices for the city tour. This tour can also be booked individually - see GROUP TRAVEL.

When:

Samstag 31.07.21 10:30
Samstag 07.08.21 10:30
Samstag 14.08.21 10:30
Samstag 28.08.21 10:30
Samstag 04.09.21 10:30

We would like to point out that this is a recurring event. Only the next 5 dates are displayed. For further events please look at a later date.

Where:

Venue:

Naumburg

Market 6
06618 Naumburg
Phone: 03445 273-125
Fax: +49 3445 273-128
E-mail: tourismus@naumburg.de

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