If you visit the Salinental health park, you will discover an extensive open-air museum all about salt extraction, which is as informative as it is refreshing. There are large old water wheels that are fed by propulsion trenches. Brine towers, spring houses and pumps are spread across the landscape. They add up to a unique collection steeped in history and interesting tales. You can explore them at your own pace or accompanied by a guide as part of a tour of the Salinental or Segway tour.
Saxon lawyer and mining engineer Joachim Friedrich von Beust invented the process of trickle graduation around 300 years ago. The salt content in water was increased by a process of repeated evaporation. It was an ‘upgrade’ in the true sense of the word, increasing the content from just two grams per litre to an impressive 20. White gold, a real treasure!