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Allstedt in Mansfeld-Südharz District, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
 

Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen

 
 
Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2013
1. Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen Marker
Inscription.

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.
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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. zugewölbt worden sei.

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

Eine Befahrung durch Höhlenforscher ergab, dass der Brunnenschacht kaum jemals einen kontinuierlichen Wasser-zufluss gehabt haben dürfte. Ein Brunnen ist bereits 1504/05 bezeugt.

Da er aber das einlaufende Wasser schlecht hielt, hat
Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2013
2. Castle Fountains / Burgbrunnen Marker
The fountain is to left and beyond the photo
es bereits im frühen 16. Jh. eine hölzerne Wasserleitung aus dem sogenannten Borntal gegeben, die einen zunächst hölzernen, später steinernen Brunnenkasten mit Wasser versorgte.

Der Brunnen ist 43 m tief und hat unter dem Gewölbe einen Durchmesser von ca. 4 m.
 
Erected by Allstedt Castle Museum.
 
Location. 51° 24.518′ N, 11° 24.021′ E. Marker is in Allstedt, Saxony-Anhalt, in Mansfeld-Südharz District. Touch for map. Marker is inside the courtyard of the Allstedt Castle Museum, off Schloßtraße (L218), up the hill east of town. Marker is in this post office area: Allstedt, Saxony-Anhalt 06542, Germany.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 18 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Wing / Ground Floor (a few steps from this marker); Castle & Chateau Allstedt (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Castle and Chateau Allstedt (about 120 meters away); The Eisleber Mining School in the Katharinenstift 1817 - 1844 (approx. 16.6 kilometers away); Martin Luther Death House (approx. 16.6 kilometers away); Residence of Richard Wagner (approx. 16.6 kilometers away); City Seat of the Counts of Mansfeld-Hinterort (approx. 16.6 kilometers away); Martin Luther Quotes (approx. 16.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Allstedt.
 
More about this marker. English translation pieced together from several online language translation programs. Feel free to offer a more correct English translation.
 
Also see . . .  Burg und Schloss Allstedt. (Submitted on April 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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