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Saltworks Salzderhelden

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  • Einbeck

Saltworks Salzderhelden tells the history of a village.

Saltworks Salzderhelden is known as an industrial monument in the village Salzderhelden, at approximately 5 kms distance from Einbeck. With its saltworks, this village was an industrial settlement until the 20th century. Salt manufacture left its mark on around 800 years of Salzderhelden village history.

However, due to a fire in July 2020 the saltworks drilling rig II, dated 1884, burned to its grounds. The salt water reservoir as well as the salt water bathhouse were spared by the fire. There are plans for the reconstruction of the saltworks.

It is possible to schedule a visit to the salt water reservoir (contact for appointments: Herr Wessel; Tel.: +49 151 70145245).

Further information on the saltworks:
  • 12th century: According to legend, the salt water well was found in this century.
  • 1332: First written reference
  • 1757: The 15 boiling houses from Salzderhelden were reconstructed as a unitary saltworks facility and united in a salt union.
  • Since 1852: Use of the salt water from Salzderhelden in the bathhouse
  • 1963: Decommissioning of the saltworks
  • 1994: Suspension of bathing; Following the decommissioning of the saltworks and the suspension of bathing all saltworks facilities but drilling rig II, the salt water reservoir and the bathhouse were dismantled.
  • 2009: Restoration of drilling rig II
  • 2011: Re-opening of the “Old saltworks” as industrial monument

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Saltworks Salzderhelden
Kultur-Förderkreis Salzderhelden e.V.
Alte Marktstraße 8a
37574 Einbeck - Salzderhelden

Mobile: +49 151 / 70 14 52 45

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