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Rafting and Shipping Museum

Until the beginning of the 20th century, Kamp-Bornhofen was still just a timber rafting village with two rafting businesses and one mooring place. The timber rafts measuring up to 500 metres long and 70 metres wide travelled from the Upper Rhine to the shipyards in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Documents record quantities of 12,500 cubic metres of wood being shipped by raft. The museum in Kamp-Bornhofen commemorates this long tradition of timber rafting. Model ships, work clothing, rafting bags, old photos, Rhine licences and other shipping rarities convey a living impression of life on the planks. By the way, ship processions have taken place at this well-known pilgrimage site since the Middle Ages.