Esslingen Water Wheels
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 48° 44.492 E 009° 18.358
32U E 522494 N 5398769
Quick Description: Water wheels have been turning on this spot along the original Necker river course since 1428.
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Date Posted: 5/21/2006 12:19:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMD71
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member 1701eh
Views: 59

Long Description:
GPS reception can be unreliable here. This location is called Kesselwasen and can be found by taking the Archivstraße from the south side of the Stadtkirche, then duck into the alley on the right and through the arch. (You'll see a small sign for "Wasserräder")

At this location, the original course of the Neckar river flows through the old Medieval city of Esslingen in Southwestern Germany. Over the centuries, the course of the Neckar has been channeled around the city but there is still a sizeable flow here. It's known as the "Little Venice" of Esslingen. Water served as the most important energy source for this town as from 1428.

Although the facility was closed on the Sunday I visited, it does appear to open to visitors during some part of the week.
Current Status: Still In Use

Current Use: Possibly only for show. I was not able to determine it.

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