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  • đŸ„ŸS!na

    For centuries, an old building built on 90 larch arrows and washed by water has stood in the 32-hectare house pond near Plothen. Who built it and what significance it had in the past is not known; there are only conjectures about it. From preliminary restoration investigations it is known that the construction was carried out in the 17th century and that the land belonged to the Principality of Reuss older line, based in Greiz. The house pond house with its central location served as a hunting lodge and was therefore well suited for representation purposes. In 1878 the owner changed. The new masters of the Knau manor bought the house pond. In return for a lease to the manor, it was possible for three Plothen taverns to use the stilt house for catering. There was a lot of excursion traffic in the pond area and the wonderful area with a restaurant was very popular with the population. The Second World War ended tourism in the “land of a thousand ponds”.
    When the inland fishery was founded in 1958, the stilt house served as a tool room and feed store. The state of Thuringia has been the new owner since 1989 and in 1991 the old building was placed under a preservation order. The "Initiative Group for the Rescue of the Thuringian House Pond House" tried to keep the house provisionally. The Heimatverein Plothen was founded in March 1995 and the extensive reconstruction began in autumn. As part of this redesign, the house received a new substructure, which only consists of 54 trunks. The stilt house currently houses a museum for fishing and pond management with an exhibition on the history of the house and the various uses for pond, agriculture and forestry as well as nature conservation.

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    • June 11, 2021

  • Schröder

    Very pretty and even with a local person who explains everything. Admission is free, a donation very nice.

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    • October 12, 2019

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Location: Plothen, Saale-Orla-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany


  • Elevation470 m

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