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Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Wittenberg District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

1556 Wittenberg Water System

 
 
1556 Wittenberg Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
1. 1556 Wittenberg Water System Marker
Inscription.

1556
Wir danken den hier senannten grundern des alten jungfern-rohr wassers fur ihr noch heute bestehendes uneigennutziges werk
Hieronymus Krapp • Christoph Kellner • Christoph Schramm • Lucas Cranach • Kaspar Pfreundt • Konrad Ruehel • Hans Lufft
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1556
We thank the mentioned founders for their selfless efforts in developing the old maiden-tube water system existing today
Hieronymus Krapp • Christoph Kellner • Christoph Schramm • Lucas Cranach • Kaspar Pfreundt • Konrad Ruehel • Hans Lufft

[Rough translation]

 
Location. 51° 51.952′ N, 12° 38.543′ E. Marker is in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, in Wittenberg District. Click for map. Marker and fountain are in the Cranach House courtyard, accessed from the doorway near the southwest corner of the market square (marktplatz). Marker is at or near this postal address: Schlossstraße 1, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lucas Cranach der Ältere (1472-1553) (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Cranach d. Ältere (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Cranach d. Jüngere
1556 Wittenberg Water System Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2013
2. 1556 Wittenberg Water System Marker
Fountain is in the Cranach House courtyard
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Elbe Gate / Das Elbtor (within shouting distance of this marker); Cranach-Hof (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucas Cranach (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Müntzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Johann Schneidewin (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Photo of Cranach House Courtyard image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1989/1990
3. Photo of Cranach House Courtyard
1556 Wittenberg Water System Marker and Fountain at right. Note general disrepair existing at time of collapse of the DDR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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