The city water supply system in Schwalenberg is considered to be an outstanding technical and historical achievement of the Middle Ages. Their origin is attributed to Cistercian monks. The open moat supplies the city with vital water over a distance of 2.2 km - a great challenge for the time, because the difference in altitude from the Magdalenenquelle to the outskirts is only 10 meters. From there the water "falls" a further 10 m until it flows into the "Volkwin Fountain" in the old town on the market square and supplied the city with the water it needs for people and animals.
The fountain was created by the Lippe artist Friederich Eicke in memory of Schwalenberg's founder.
January 22, 2021
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