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Pumping station at the graduation tower

At the "Untere Saline" site in the Hausen district, the "centre" of salt extraction in Bad Kissingen was created. This included a new salt pan plant with a well house above the brine spring with a mechanically operated scoop. The graduation plant set up by Kaspar Seiler was the first of its kind in Germany. The salty brine was passed over bundles of rice. Due to the evaporation, the gradation (salt content) increased with each subsequent passage. Subsequently, the final product was produced during the evaporation of the highly enriched brine: salt. In 1848, the first turbine-powered pumping station was built to raise the brine outdoors, followed by another pumping station in the half-timbered house in 1883.

  • Open 24 hours
    Open 24 hours
  • Accessibility
  • Dogs allowed
    Dogs allowed
  • No admission
    No admission
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Customer toilet
    Customer toilet
Am Gradierbau
97688 Bad Kissingen
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