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Soleturm Bad Salzelmen

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  • Pascal Hug

    The tower was built in 1776 on behalf of the tenant of the saltworks Schönebeck Abraham Gansauge. It was built from rubble, has six floors and is 32 meters high. Originally, the round, tapering tower was the hull of a Dutch windmill. The wind art serves to promote the brine from the located below the tower 85 meters deep shaft III, to use them for salt production. The brine source delivered daily 1000 m3 brine with a salt content of 10 to 12%. Until about 1850 the saline extraction of the saltworks Schönebeck took place exclusively via this shaft. Already in 1792, however, the conversion to a promotion by a steam engine, which was built east of the tower. The 40-horsepower machine was one of Prussia's first steam engines. The windmill attachment has been removed. From 1829 on, other engine houses followed in the vicinity of the tower, the so-called Kunsthof.

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Sachsen Onkel

    In 1776 Soleturm was built with 32 m. He served the brine promotion.

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    • July 17, 2017

  • Pascal Hug

    The tower continued to be used in conjunction with the brine extraction until it was relocated to another source, the Erlen Spring, at the end of the 20th century.Source and further information:de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soleturm

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    • June 28, 2019

  • Andi

    A guided tour of the Kunsthof is very interesting.
    You can see the brine source in the brine tower, which you climb up to the large brine tank. Salt boiling is explained in the boiling house and you can also snack on the salt. The ascent to the graduation tower with a very nice panoramic view forms the end.

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    • February 21, 2020

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Location: Schönebeck (Elbe), Salzlandkreis, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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