Kamp-Lintfort Travel Guide

  • The Klosterberg from the terrasengarten
    The Klosterberg from the terrasengarten
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  • Elevator shaft rises above the Bergwerk at Linfort
    Elevator shaft rises above the Bergwerk...
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  • Mine official homes in Seidlung Friedrich Heinrich
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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

    In this region of Germany, there are mines to be found all over the countryside. The northern Rheinish plains and across the river throughout the gentle hills of the Ruhrgebeit - an area that extends west into Belgium around Liege. Coal fired the Industrial Revolution in these parts - The most densely settled areas of Germany. Kamp-Lintfort is but one example of many such towns sprawled throughout the landscape. The mining towns are notable for the large mine shafts that go deeply into the earth's crust. Bavaria is the conservative core of Germany and here in Nordrhein Westphalia you find the liberal conscience of the country, backed by the large unions of workers in mines and associated industries. The mines are old and not all are still working, though here in Kamp-Lintfort, you find one of the last working mine.

    Elevator shaft rises above the Bergwerk at Linfort
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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A wonderful example of early 20th century social science can be found here in Kamp-Lintfort. This was what here in the US we would call a typical 'company town'. Everything revolved around the mine and the company. Mine officials - Beamte - were segregated from the normal miners, including their housing areas. The houses of the Beamte are found next to the mine along very pleasant leafy streets - the air was also better here, as the effluents usually blew down onto the areas where the miners lived. Architecture of the houses reflect the fact that this area of Germany is very close to the Netherlands.

    Mine official homes in Seidlung Friedrich Heinrich
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    by mtncorg Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Next to the Beamte housing area is a beautiful pond, comlete with resident swans. The pond makes for very pleasant strolls - a world apart from the inferno and inherent dangers of the nearby mine. There are outdoor and indoor swimming pools next to the pond, as well as schoolyards.

    Swan drifts in sunset glow on the Pappelsee
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Kamp-Lintfort Restaurants

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    by mtncorg Written Mar 27, 2004

    Just across the street from the main mine in Kamp-Lintfort, is the Casino-Restaurant originally established for the Beamte - Mine supervisors - of the Mine. Next door, the sprawling house of the Mine director sits. A short walk away, the houses of the Beamte, set apart from the normal Berwerkers - coal miners. The restaurant was established in 1916 and there is a small monument outside that commemorates a visit in 1945 by Churchill and Eisenhower. The outside beer garden in back is a very pleasant place to share a beer and some good German specialties.

    Casino im Park in Lintfort
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    by mtncorg Written Aug 2, 2003

    Good variety of local German food. What makes it special is the quiet setting atop the Klosterberg next to the Kamp monastery.

    Favorite Dish: Restaurant Haus Bieger stands next to the Kloster serving the local Diebels Alt beer and also the fine schwarzbier made by Koestritzer brewery from Thuringia.

    Time for a beer - make mine schwarz!
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