Banks of the River Lech

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As the medieval roads were in a disastrous condition, transport, wherever it went, used the rivers. No wonder, therefore, that rafting had a great economic importance for the town. Since as early as 1427 there had been evidence of a Rafters' Guild, which down here, on the banks of the Lech, had its moorings. From March, when the first snow and ice melted, resulting in the water rising in the Lech, until well into November, the rafts could move down the Lech: to Augsburg or even further to the Danube and as far as imperial Vienna. And everything that was piled up in the Füssen traders' warehouses and vaults was transported.

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Banks of the River Lech

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