Photographer's Note

About the story:

standing beside the rebuild "Saline Philippshall" (after a fire damage three years ago..) i was thinking about some pictures with the theme "bookmark and sense of depth", these are the results you will see in my weekly-theme..

About the picture:

we are looking here from nearly the south end of the "Saline Philippshall" and about 330 meters far away you will reach and see the northern end..a bit behind on the hill you can see another landmark of Bad Dürkheim, the "Michaelskapelle", known by the members here from some other shot of me there around..

at Workshop two bonus-pictures about the building..

Some Infos about the building:

Gradierwerk (Saline Bad Dürkheim)
(from Wikipedia)

The spent graduation (2007)

The Bad Dürkheim graduation - on site often only "graduation" or "Saline" - is part of the spa of Bad Dürkheim and a symbol of the spa town of Palatine. After being destroyed twice by arson, it was reopened last 2010th Promoter of the plant is the town of Bad Dürkheim.

Geographic Location

The graduation extends from north-north-west to south-southeast of the wine road north to the Saline road. It includes the Brühl meadows, will be held where since 1577 the Dürkheimer sausage market, and the park to the East.


A graduation increases by the so-called grading the salinity of a brine in the evaporation and the salt content of the ambient air increases. Graduation, therefore, are used for curative Freiluftinhalatorien.

should trickles over the brushwood walls of salt water from a mineral spring, evaporation of the on hot days up to 25 cubic meters. The salt-containing droplets have a, in the 333 meters long and up to 18 meters high Bad Dürkheim plant some 250,000 fagots are layered to form walls. positive effect on the lungs and bronchi to exercise, in addition to ambient air is cooled by evaporation.


Originally there were five in Bad Dürkheim graduation. They served the former Saline Philip Hall for salt extraction from source Dürkheim. The first was built back in 1736; for the operation of the pumps, the water was the Isenach used. The only remaining graduation Bad Dürkheim, built 1847, with 333 feet of one of the longest in Germany.

After the system had been damaged in World War II by Allied bombing, was operating in the 1950s resumed. However, the work was no longer the salt, but used for respiratory therapy.

In a first arson on 1 July 1992 burned a 80-meter-long section of the plant down. After the restoration of basic graduation in 1997 could be reopened. On 7 April 2007, again set a fire. This time the system was on the whole length of over 300 meters in flames. Since after the winter break, the irrigation of the fagot had already resumed on was a large part of the bundle without prejudice to the fire, burning the entire roof constructed of wooden beams, but from what led to its dilapidated state. . The damage was estimated by the fire service to 10 million € [5] The four identified as perpetrators young men were sentenced to long prison sentences, the early release of two was in the summer of 2010 rejected by the court because "the necessary favorable prognosis" not yet have to be made .

On 6 August 2007 began demolition work that served mainly to secure the ruins and made possible the release of the temporarily blocked the site. [7] With the reconstruction of the building on 2 Started in December 2009. The roof of the new building received a photovoltaic system for the heating of hot spring water is used. The reopening, originally sought to sausage market in 2010, was delayed by one month until 9 October 2010.

a nice evening to all my friends and guests here on this page.. hope you may enjoy..

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