Hochwassermarke in Vilich, Bonn, NRW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 45.223 E 007° 07.752
32U E 368037 N 5624106
Quick Description: The flood mark recalls the millennium flood of 1784.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/19/2018 8:55:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMYJ6M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
The flood event is regarded as one of the biggest natural disasters of early modern times in Central Europe. The floods devastated entire valleys and destroyed countless bridges. It is also known as the "Ice Course of the Century" or "Ice Flood" or "Winter Flood of 1784".
The Rhine level in Bonn was over 14m. The normal average level is 3m-3.50m.

The flood mark is located on the building opposite the "Haus Stroof", which is used by the "Denkmal- und Geschichtsverein Bonn" as a museum and meeting place.
The association initiated the assembly of the flood mark to commemorate the flood of the millennium. At that time, areas which are not normally at risk of flooding were also flooded.
The plaque was cast by the artist Friedemann Sander.
Natural or man made event?: Natural

What type of marker?: wall plaque

When did this occur?: 1784

Website related to the event..: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
A picture showing the level along with any markers telling of what had occurred can be used. Better yet would be a picture of you or someone standing next to the high level mark, that would show if you would have been just wading or completely submersed.
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