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    Historic walk

    by MD2nd Updated May 3, 2013

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    Parkhof, built in 18th century by Lt. von Oheim
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    In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the town of Rinteln underwent an economic boom, and the period saw the founding of the Ernestina University. Most of the half timbered buildings standing today date from this period. Rinteln's prosperity was severely affected by its involvement in the in the Thirty Years War, and by the plague which killed off half of the population. During the eighteenth century, the town twice fell to the French army, and on one occasion was almost completely destroyed on the orders of Napoleon. The coming of the railway in 1875 saw a return to economic growth, and the beginning of a large glass manufacturing plant. Rinteln managed to survive WWII without any serious damage. The centre of Rinteln retains its medieval character, with its timbered houses situated with in the old town walls.

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    The Historic Walk starts on the Rinteln market place with the beautiful half timbered houses. The most splendid building at this market place is the Ratskeller, the former Rinteln townhall (until 1900).

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    On foot or by motobike

    by MD2nd Written May 30, 2010

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    On foot or by motobike, either way one can discover Rinteln's beauty and its loveliest hilly landscape just by following the paths or routes along the Weser river, which do remain beside the river from the beginning on.

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    Night Watchman

    by Leipzig Updated Apr 6, 2003

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    The night watchman patrolled through the city and watched out of fires. Today you can still see the night watchman as statue at the market square. But there's also a night watchwoman! She's still alive and you can see her once a month. More info:
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    "Hinter der Mauer" (Behind the wall)

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Hinter der Mauer

    Next to one of the towers of the fortifications you find the district of "Hinter der Mauer" Once the poorest part of Rinteln it is now the nicest in my eyes. Please compare the size of the house with the size of the car! Unbelievable, there are still living people in the house!

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    Church of St. Jacobi

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Church of St. Jacobi

    This church is the only survival edifice of the former convent. In here, in 1621 the Rinteln University was founded. After the university was removed to Marburg in 1820 the building was used as a classical secondary school. In 1875 it was newly built.

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    Ratskeller

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Ratskeller

    The Ratskeller was until 1900 the town hall of Rinteln. It was built in 13th century and between 1598 and 1604 it was remodeled in Weser-Renaissance style. Today it is used for events and in the groundfloor a restaurant can be found.

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    Old Museum

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Old museum

    This richly decorated half timbered house has been a museum for a long time. it is one of the oldest buildings in Rinteln.

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    Church of St. Sturmius

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Church of St. Sturmius

    The Church of St. Sturmius was built in New Gothic style between 1884 -1888. It is dedicated to St. Sturmius, a student of Holy Bonifatitius.

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    Mühlenexter

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    At this shady park was once located the old fortress It was razed in 1807 and one year later a park was planted there..

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    Archivhäuschen

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Archivh��uschen

    The Archivhäuschen was constructed in 1565 by colonel Hilmar von Münchhausen. It is still used as archive.

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    Market Square

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Market Square

    Around the market square you can see a lot of beautiful half timbered houses. The best way to enjoy the atmosphere of this small town is to sit at the market square and watch the people passing by.

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    Church of St. Nicholai

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    Church of St. Nicholai (right building)

    This church is the landmark of Rinteln. It was first mentioned in 1238 and was remodeled several times. Today it is in 18th century-Baroque style. The tower has a height of about 50 m (165 ft).

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    Bürgerhaus

    by Leipzig Written Apr 6, 2003

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    B��rgerhaus (left building)

    The Bürgerhaus was used as post office and later as police office. From 1900 it hosted the town hall. Today it is used as regestry office.

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