The wooden, fire-fighting hose tower from 1902 with the "Sprüttenhus" (syringe house) houses what is probably the smallest museum in Germany.On October 29, 1901, the construction and its execution were decided on the basis of a drawing in the local committee, and on July 22, 1902, the completed tower could be inspected and approved by the committee members. It found its place right next to the founding oak from 1871.In addition to its actual function, the tower also served as a local detention cell for vagrants. If, however, the arrestants' urge to freedom got out of hand, it was easy for them to dig into freedom. As one of the last wooden specimens in this region, the Salzhaus hose tower is a listed building. It was completely restored in 1986 and provided a small exhibition on the history of fire fighters in 1988.salzhausen.de/portal/mteilungen/das-spruettenhus-9000010-20190.html
May 18, 2020
In the heart of the heather town of Salzhausen, a dark wooden tower rises up.
It is the old hose tower, which is under monument protection.
It was built in 1902 and has been used for a wide variety of purposes in its over 100-year history.(Source: heidschnuckenweg.de)
February 9, 2021
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!