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Am Abtstor 35, Fulda, Hesse, 36037, Germany
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mound near Fulda

by PhillyJohn

When travelling south from Fulda, I noticed a large mound to the west of the train, about 5 miles south of the town, I estimate. It seemed unnatural. Does anyone know what this is?

Re: mound near Fulda

by Kakapo2

Most probably the upper Fulda - river with the same name as the city.

Re: mound near Fulda

by Bernd_L

What you saw is the slag heap of the potash mine in Neuhof. There is a lot of potash mining in this area. This heap is about 120 m high and visible from far away.

Re: mound near Fulda

by Kathrin_E

Yes. Known as "Monte Kali" among locals (Kali = potash), it has become the landmark of the region.

Re: mound near Fulda

by Kakapo2

Oh, sorry, I had misread the post. I thought of "mouth" and a river... Sorry!

Re: mound near Fulda

by Kathrin_E

Photo at the top of the homepage of Neuhof: (The rest of the page is of no interest concerning Monte Kali, the charming lady is the mayor of Neuhof)

Re: mound near Fulda

by RhineRoll

hehe John, don't be embarrassed by this question, there are similar potash hills around Hannover, and when I came close to one on a cycling trip with friends, they all thought it was snow -- in the middle of summer!

Re: mound near Fulda

by RhineRoll

This one here 30 km NW of Hannover is dubbed "Kalimansharo":

Re: mound near Fulda

by PhillyJohn

They are certainly interesting. I thought that it might be man-made. Where is the hole all of this 'stuff' came out of? Is it environmentally safe?

Re: mound near Fulda

by RhineRoll

The "hole" should be a potassium mine somewhere on the site. Usually, the mining takes place to dig out salts, mostly Sodium Chloride, and only about 20-25 % Potassium Chloride. That is why there has to be some processing -- for instance fertilizer contains much higher percentages of Potassium. The "white stuff" you see should be mostly salt -- Sodium Chloride - NaCL. Should be safe, as long as it's not spilling into streams and rivers. Exactly that happened a bit further east of Fulda in formerly Communist East Germany where there are also a number of potassium mines. The river Werra used to be one of the most polluted rivers with salts from these mines.

Re: mound near Fulda

by eggsmaher

Its buried Fuldaturd.

Travel Tips for Fulda

History Timeline Part VI

by Weissdorn

The Princely Episcopate of Fulda was secularised and given to Prince William V of Orange-Nassau, who bequethed it to his son Wilhelm Frederick of Orange-Nassau, who later became King William I of the Netherlands.

Because the House of Orange fought on the Prussian side in the Battle of Jena, and lost to Napoleon, he was de-throned in Fulda. At this point, French Regency began in Fulda.

Napoleon occupied Fulda after the Peace Treaty of Tilsit.

Fulda was given to the Grand Duchy of Frankfurt, and put under rule of the Prime Prince of the Rhine Federation, Carl Theodore of Dalberg.

The rest of Napoleon's Troops retreated through Fulda, after the battle lost near Leipzig, which indirectly caused a typhoid empidemic. The dead French soldier were buried in a mass grave in front of the city walls.
As a result of Battle of Leipzig, Fulda falls into Austria's hands.

During the Vienna Congress the providence of Fulda was dissolved. The major portion of it fell into the hands of the Prussians.

Prussia gave Fulda to the Electorate Principality of Hesse.

Under Elector Prince William I the present-day City Palace was re-designed in classical style.

Fulda become capitol of one of four Hessian Electorate Principality provinces, which each had it's own government, court of law and state agencies.

The first "Oberb├╝rgermeister" (Lord Mayor of Fulda was Daniel Mackenrodt (1835 - 1859).

Fuldaer became Prussian once again, when the Prussians occupied Hesse. Fulda became a county seat.
This year brought more developments with it: Fulda was joined in the railway system. The line from Bebra-Fulda went all the way to Frankfurt. This ensured economic survival.

The first German Bishops' Conference took place in Fulda.

Now the City of Giessen also has been connected to the railway system.

Fulda-- not Schilda..:)

by Hanau93

"Fulda a jewel between the Rhoen and the Vogelsberg"

I stayed a few days with my friend Monika in this old town which was founded in 744..The half-timbered houses are lovely and the many churches are interesting to visit. It's a step back in time and I wish I would have taken more photos.




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