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    HISTORICAL WALK IN THE CITY

    by RitchiS1 Updated Mar 8, 2004

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    Hattingen  OLD TOWNHALL

    If you come in our AREA and would stay near Hattingen , dont forget to make a WALK throug the historical PART of HATTINGEN .
    It s PEDESTRIAN ZONE is well known in the RUHR AREA !!

    A lot of the MONUMENTS ( HOUSES ) are describes by signes , SORRY only in german .

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    Flat Iron House

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    flat iron building from rear

    This amazingly shaped house was built in 1611. You can see why it is named The "Bügeleisenhaus" (flat-iron house)!
    Inside it holds the museum of the "Heimatverein - local traditions as a cloth maker lived and worked in this house between 1771 and 1856.

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    Hattingen

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    Malerwinkel scene

    What a surprise find Hattingen was - isn't it great when you visit somewhere on the spur of the moment and it turns into a real gem of a place, so unexpectedly. So unresearched so no pre-conceived ideas of what to be looking at. The area of the "Malerwinkel" with its picturesque houses and the inclined St. George's Church tower is one of the most scenic spots in Hattingen. I just love the way those leaning roofs almost touch each other!

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    Living Museum

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    Walking around Hattingen is a pleasure as its pedestrianised. The whole town is like a museum - look out for the information boards on the buildings as you pass by. Only in german I'm afraid, but its handy if you have a translator with you ;-)

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    Aldstadt

    by sandysmith Updated Oct 1, 2004

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    Just walking around the old town, the alstadt, you realise that many of the buildings have peculiar leans to them!

    It was quite a contrast from our Wuppertal visit but again a place I would enjoy returning too.

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    The white house

    by Gili_S Written Oct 17, 2004

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    This is probably the most famous building here in Hattingen. At any time during the daylight when you will pass here you will see someone taken picture of this house. It is located just there in the shopping area of the old city.

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    The Henrichshütte iron and steel works museum

    by Gili_S Updated Jun 19, 2005

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    This region is known for coal and steel and Hattingen was living from this for 150 years. However, with the globalisation and competition this factory was not enough profitable and was shut down over 15 years ago. Today it is interesting museum that tell the story of the old industry and life in a steel town.

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    Town Hall

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    Town Hall

    The old town hall in Hattingen was built in 1576 on the Untermarkt. Its a well known sight in the old town. Here you will find the town gallery where exhibitions and cultural events are presented.

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    St George's Church

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    leaning church tower

    The stairs between the narrowly built half-timbered houses lead to St George's Church and its square, the centre of the old city. That tower really does lean!!

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    Strange Sculpture

    by sandysmith Written Oct 1, 2004

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    As we were leaving Hattingen I noticed this strange looking modern art sculpture of 3 figures. Very strange men indeed!

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    City Walls

    by sandysmith Updated Oct 1, 2004

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    city walls

    Just behind the strange sculpture (see previous tip) these walls and tower were evident - presumably part of the city's old fortifications.

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    House decorations

    by sandysmith Written Oct 4, 2004

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    doll decoration

    Apart from the black and white timbered houses another feature I noticed was some unusual house decorations - just like this colourful one.

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    WALKING

    by RitchiS1 Written Apr 2, 2004

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    BUEGELEISENHAUS HATTINGEN

    WALKING ALONG THE STREETS IN THE OLD TOWN , and see the famous

    ----BUEGELEISENHAUS -----

    --------IRONHOUSE----------

    AT the other side it looks like IRON .

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    City gate

    by Gili_S Written Oct 17, 2004

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    This is the gate to the old city. It is modern made of stone and metal symbolize the old city and the memory of what used to be an industrial steel town that has been shut down few decades ago.

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    Another white house

    by Gili_S Written Oct 17, 2004

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    While strolling around you can see many nice houses, some are old and some are new or renovated. This is another very nice white house I saw in the old city.

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