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Deichel pond

Until the middle of the last century, the Eckhöfe, like many other settlements near the forest, were not connected to the municipal water supply.

Until then, a spring located above in the forest served as the water supply. To bring the water to the houses, a water pipe made of wooden pipes, the so-called "Deicheln", was used. For this purpose, logs of 3 or 4 metres in length, as straight as possible, were drilled through the centre and joined together. This work required a great deal of skill, as the drill had to be guided very precisely. The finished dykes were stored in this specially constructed dyke pond. Here they were protected from cracking due to drying out. This meant that replacement dykes could be kept in stock so that the pipeline could be repaired quickly.