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2nd phase of (re)construction at the gypsum burning kiln Kittelsthal

The gypsym burning kiln at the gypsum quarry Kittelsthal, visited then by privy council Goethe, is one of three former kilns and the last one preserved. This kiln is now in restoration and the 2nd phase of (re)construction was launched. After completion it provides an authentic insight into the production of burned gypsum that was used for construction and other purposes and enhances the GeoRoute 11 - Thuringian Raw Materials Trails. The restoration is funded by the Free State of Thuringia.