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  • BerndHHBbg 🗿

    I used to study meat loaf here for my studies.
    The calm and the rush of the water helped me a lot in learning the dry stuff.

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    • July 13, 2021

  • MaDDinn

    Interesting technology, nice to look at it closelyThe ten Möhrendorfer water scoops on the Regnitz are among the last of their kind in Central Europe and are a unique cultural monument. With wooden buckets attached to the wheel, they scoop the warmer and oxygen-rich headwater from the river into a gutter system for irrigating the fields, making the adjacent meadows particularly productive.The water scoops in Möhrendorf are already documented for the beginning of the 15th century. In 1805, about 190 such water wheels were still in operation on the Regnitz between Fürth and Forchheim over a length of approx. 25 river kilometers, more than on any other river in Central Europe. It is believed that the Mesopotamia 250 years BC. Known technology was brought to Franconia by crusaders, Jerusalem pilgrims and Nuremberg merchants.According to the Baiersdorf Water Regulations from 1693, which are still valid in parts today, the bucket wheels may only be operated from May 1 to September 30. The massive wooden structures, which are reminiscent of mill wheels, are now set up by volunteers at the beginning of the summer season and dismantled and stored at the end of the season. (See also Regnitz).Further information:

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    • January 20, 2020

  • Nico NBG

    Take a lot of space to pause and think about it, how did they do it before? I mean without IT or without a project etc.

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    • June 13, 2020

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