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Mauthausen, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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The salt tower on the Kirchenberg has a 12-sided pyramid roof. The inscription plaque made of Adnet marble dates from 1930.
The salt tower was used, among other things, to regulate traffic on the salt road.

Kirchenberg, formerly the salt road
From around 1000, the (lower) Goldener Steig was the most important trade route from Passau to Prachatice, the twin town of Mauthausen since 1991. Up to Passau , salt was mainly transported down the Inn on boats, then on horse-drawn carts to Prachatice, Winterberg/Vimperk or Finsterau-Buchwald (=upper Goldener Steig). Up to 1,300 horses arrived in Prachatice every week.
The Thirty Years' War broke out in 1618 . Right at the beginning, Prachatice supported the Protestant Bohemian estates. An imperial punitive action interrupted the salt trade and thus prosperity. After another brief period of prosperity, Emperor Leopold I introduced the salt monopoly in 1692. From this point onwards, salt was transported from Gmunden via Mauthausen to Budweis . Prachatice sank into economic insignificance, while Budweis flourished.

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Kirchenberg 7
4310 Mauthausen

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