Where once countless people earned their daily living in mills and hammer works, on lonely farms and in villages near the river, the largest reservoir area in Europe was created. This changed life in this area along the Saale river from the ground up. Whether it made a greater impression at that time to hike in the deeply cut valley, or is it now more attractive to stand on the shores of one of the two unique lakes and take a boat over the water gently moved by the wind? - Does the "Thuringian Sea" keep what the river once promised? Very few locals can still remember the sunken landscape and its inhabitants. Where exactly were the houses and bridges, how were the roads? Which professions did their ancestors pursue, what was their everyday life marked by? Data and facts, memories, legends, anecdotes and strange occurrences, but above all a wealth of historical photos of great quality, which are juxtaposed with numerous colourful views of today, make the time before the "great water" once again alive.
Hardcover: 119 pages
Publisher: Karsten Schmidt (2013)