Gradierwerk Bad Orb

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Recommended by 146 out of 152 hikers


  • Martin Donat

    A graduation mill is a plant for salt production. This brine is passed through brushwood. The water evaporates and the salt content rises.

    Above all, these old graduation towers are impressive buildings. For example, this is 158 meters long and 18 meters high. The air around it is very salty, which should be very healthy. Almost like a holiday at the lake.

    The graduation tower is in the middle of the city. So if you have enough salt, it's easy to head to your hotel, train station, car or restaurant.

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    • April 20, 2018

  • Josef

    From the heyday of salt production, one of the original ten graduation towers is still fully functional and accessible in the spa gardens. The graduation tower is over two hundred years old (built in 1806), about 158 ​​meters long and 18 meters high, and serves as an outdoor inhalatory for guests of the city. The saturation and moisture saturation achieved in the vicinity of the graduation mill is similar to a marine climate. In the program "The most popular sights of Hessen" of the HR (2007) this graduation house came in second place. The maintenance and care takes over the "association of the friends of the graduation factory e. V. ", whose members have collected over € 900,000 since 1997 to preserve this cultural asset.

    Source: Wikipedia

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    • July 20, 2017

  • marcus

    A great structure. To be able to run a blessing through.

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    • January 21, 2018

  • timm

    It is the largest still existing graduation work of Hessen and was built in 1806

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    • June 11, 2018

  • Brezelsalzer

    Awm beraubendes structure reminiscent of the old salt production

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    • February 6, 2019

  • Sascha

    Beautiful spa park invites for a walk.

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    • April 8, 2019

  • SuS🅰️nNe☯️🙏

    Completely restored since 2015. Absolutely go through!

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    • May 19, 2019

  • Nicole

    The Gradierwerk Bad Orb is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    The gentle trickle of Bad Sorber brine over hawthorn twigs ensures a climate like the sea.

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    • July 27, 2020


    Always nice and very relaxing!

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    • May 23, 2020

  • Ulli

    6/2020 unfortunately blocked due to Corona; (

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Andreas H

    The graduation tower of Bad Orb is a magnificent sight, and the spa park invites you to relax.

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    • June 10, 2020

  • Marco

    The imposing graduation tower is in the middle of the beautifully landscaped Kurpark in Bad Orb. A mighty building and the salty air is good for you.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Groo

    Not seen anywhere else at the graduation towers: the corridor in the middle of the branches!

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    • October 13, 2020

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Location: Bad Orb, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse, Germany


  • Elevation230 m

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