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Graduationworks Bad Dürrenberg(Germany)

In 1763 Johann Gottfried Borlach discovered a salinespring at 223 meters of depth. Bad Dürrenberg changed from a little town to a wealthy Spa town where people came to enjoy the salt-baths.
In this town you find the longest graduation wall of Europe, rising 12 meters high and with a lenght of 636 meters. This wooden structure is filled with brushwood of blackthorn. The salt water is pumped to the top of the wall where it drops down on the brushwood. The drops become smaller and smaller until it evaporates, leaving the salt on the ground level. On the brushwood you see the so called thornstone, a mixture of several minerals.
The salt was then transported to the critalization rooms.
These days the salt is no longer important as a trade product but the spa remains. If you walk alongside the wall the salty air is like on the sea itself. Walking here is very good for your lungs.
In front of the Borlach museum(last photo of this gallery)
In front of the Borlach museum(last photo of this gallery)
Intersection of the wall
Intersection of the wall
Old foundations
Old foundations
Wall and breathing pavilion
Wall and breathing pavilion
The breathing pavilion
The breathing pavilion
The park side
The park side
walkway
walkway
Outer walkway
Outer walkway
Corner with doorways
Corner with doorways
thornstone covered branches.
thornstone covered branches.
thornstone crusts
thornstone crusts
Walkway and doorway
Walkway and doorway
The woodwork
The woodwork
Partial view
Partial view
Graduation wall II
Graduation wall II
Graduation wall
Graduation wall
Borlach museum front
Borlach museum front
Borlach museum back
Borlach museum back