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    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

    by tini58de Written Dec 2, 2006

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    Katrin vaccum container

    Favorite thing: The Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Research Center) is located in Leopoldshafen. It is one of the biggest research centers in Europe. For some interesting information, do have a look at their website:

    Karlsruhe Research Center

    Fondest memory: In November 2006 Hubby and I went to the Rhine river to see the world's biggest vaccum container. This container was just recently built in Bavaria (400 km away from here) and was built for the nuclear research center in my home town. It will be used to research about the mass of neutrinos.

    Well, to get this container (named Katrin) from Deggendorf to Leopoldshafen - a distance of 400 km) they had to make a detour of 8400 km!! Unbelievable, but true!

    The container weighs 200 tons and is unbelievably huge (24 m long!!!), so it was not possible to haul it on the road. From Bavaria they shipped it on the Danube river to the Black Sea, from there via the Mediterranean through the Strait of Gibraltar to the Atlantic Ocean all the way up to the Netherlands. On the Rhine River then they shipped it all the way to Leopoldshafen.

    But now comes the most difficult part: the 7 km from the Rhine river to the research center!!! They had two 14 ax lorries which were manoevered by a man standing on the first one using a remote control and having helpers to give him directions. They had to uninstall traffic lights, cut trees, even uninstall those electrical wires and the tram electricity wires and then get that spectrometer through those narrow streets of Leopoldshafen. At one point they had just a few inches of space between the houses and the spectrometer..... Breathtaking!!! If you like to read a little bit more about it and have some more pics, please have a look at my post at Travellers To Go!

    This was a real event for us Egg-Leos!!

    For some more information here is one website in German and another more technical one in English.

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    Not really a travel destination!

    by tini58de Updated Jan 12, 2003

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    Eggenstein

    Favorite thing: Well, I live here.....
    and I am enjoying it a lot!

    So this would be the only reason to go to Eggenstein - to drop by for a short visit!!!

    Fondest memory: My home - and that is such a wonderful place to return to!!!

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