Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen

Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen (HM1DXZ)

Location: Allstedt, Saxony-Anhalt 06542 Drome
Country: Germany
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N 51° 24.518', E 11° 24.021'

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In the literature on Allstedt, so far the only mention of a well located in the main castle comes from a speech at the end of the 18th century by Duke Carl August.

In 1980/81 this well was discovered in the northwest portion of the patio and then exposed.

An inspection by cavers found that the well shaft is unlikely to have ever had a continuous inflow of water.

A fountain is already attested in 1504/05.

But as incoming water was bad [intermittent?], by the early 16th century a wooden water pipe from the so-called Borntal [Fount Valley?] provided water first to a wood- and later a stone fountain box.

The well is 43 meters deep and has under the vault a diameter of about 4 meters.
In der Literatur zu Allstedt ist bislang nur von einem in der Kernburg gelegenen Brunnen die Rede, der unter Herzog Carl August Ende des 18. Jh. zugew?lbt worden sei.

1980/81 konnte dieser Brunnen im Nordwesten des Innenhofes entdeckt und anschliessend freigelegt werden.

Eine Befahrung durch H?hlenforscher ergab, dass der Brunnenschacht kaum jemals einen kontinuierlichen Wasser-zufluss gehabt haben d?rfte. Ein Brunnen ist bereits 1504/05 bezeugt.

Da er aber das einlaufende Wasser schlecht hielt, hat es bereits im fr?hen 16. Jh. eine h?lzerne Wasserleitung aus dem sogenannten Borntal gegeben, die einen zun?chst h?lzernen, sp?ter steinernen Brunnenkasten mit Wasser versorgte.

Der Brunnen ist 43 m tief und hat unter dem Gew?lbe einen Durchmesser von ca. 4 m.
Placed ByAllstedt Castle Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)32U E 666937 N 5698001
Decimal Degrees51.40863333, 11.40035000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 24.518', E 11° 24.021'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 24' 31.08" N, 11° 24' 1.26" E
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4-9 Schloß, Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 06542, DE
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