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Jun 18, 2018 - Bad Reichenhall Old Salt Works

Rainy day. We left Daisy in the coach and headed to Bad Reichenhall to visit the Old Saltworks. The salt plant has been producing “evaporated salt” continuously since 696AD. After a fire in 1834 the salt plant was rebuilt at the insistence of King Ludwig I and operated on this site until 1926 when the New Saltworks was opened in the town. Our tour started in old machine rooms where there was two huge top-action water wheels, which had diameters of 13 meters and weighed 15 tonnes each. These wheels operated 10 different suction and pressure...

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