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Today's Main ferry is a free-moving car ferry and crosses the Main. It has been in operation since 1971. Before her, there were already two or three (the exact number is no longer detectable) ferries that connect the Hessian city of Seligenstadt with the Bavarian Main - municipalities Kahl and Karlstein am Main. The ferry is operated by the Seligenstädter Stadtwerke and incurs high losses every year, partly because of the high administrative costs. That is why it has often been discussed whether a bridge over the Main should not be built instead of the ferry. One also plays with the idea of having the ferry operated by a private company in order to save costs. It is one of twelve ferries that cross the Main today.Since the ninth century, there is a constant connection across the Main, as the Seligenstädter monastery had the right to carry people and goods to the other side of the Main. For money or nature, this right was passed, from which developed the "Fährgerechtigkeit". This "Fährgerechtigkeit" remained mostly many years owned by a family and could be passed on. When the monastery was dissolved in 1803, the ferry was transferred to the Grand Duchy of Hesse, the ferry was leased.
In 1868, the city of Seligenstadt took over all the rights and privileges for the main travel from the ferrymen at that time. The city then leased the ferry to the highest bidder. Only after the Second World War, the city took over the ferry again. First, a non-motorized ferry boat was purchased, which was converted in 1957 to a free-moving ferry.de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seligenstadt
October 11, 2018
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