Log driving in the Palatinate Forest
Log driving, a special form of rafting, was operated in the Palatinate Forest since the early modern period to transport timber in the low-forested but densely populated Rhine plain.
A systematic expansion of the used water systems began in Bavarian time around 1819. From 1830 they were modernized and combined into one system.
In a pilot project AHB documented these facilities at the approximately 12 kilometers long Legelbach. In addition to the photographic depiction, the main task was to map the facilities, to classify them according to historic preservation standards and to place them in a functional context.
The Synagogue in Gronau-Epe
The synagogue in Gronau-Epe, built in 1907, was undeveloped after a pillage and arson attack on the night of the Pogrom into a fire equipment building. Later it served as a temporary home for the German Red Cross.
Content of the construction survey carried out by AHB was the photo documentation of the current inventory. In addition, special sites had to be set up at selected locations in order to obtain an overview of the fire damage and the original building fabric. The results of this investigation, in conjunction with literature and archival research, serve to re-evaluate the construction history of the building.
Great spas of Europe
Bad Ems is one of the three German spa towns that seek an entry as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Part of the application are the histories and descriptions of selected buildings that represent a wide variety of facilities. They range from kursaal, theaters, drinking halls, fountains, churches and observation towers to hotels and lodging houses. The task of AHB was to produce up-to-date photographs, to examine the existing texts professionally and to compare them with the existing list of monuments.