Line (unit)

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The line was a measure of volume and count in the salt trade. This line of salt was known as God's line salt .

The salt was beaten in the ladle house in wooden powder molds that stood in a row. The amount was called the gratuitous salt wear and tear and taken as a pious salt foundation. The God's line salt from the Salzkammergut is known . They were given to monasteries , churches and hospitals cheaply or free of charge .

In a document from 1313, eleven foundations of God's line salt are listed.


  • Franz Hufnagl: The toll to Gmunden: Development history of the Salzkammergut. Böhlau Verlag, Vienna 2008, ISBN 978-3-20577-762-5 , p. 276.