Balkhauser Kotten

Balkhauser Kotten

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Recommended by 721 out of 744 cyclists


  • Landlinien

    Shortly before Solingen lies the village of Balkhausen, idyllic and typically mountainous. Beautifully restored half-timbered houses decorate the place with colorful flowers on the windowsill. From here you reach the Balkhauser Kotten after a small piece of forest. The "little house", as it was once called in Middle Low German, today serves as Solinger Schleifermuseum. Inside the Kotten you can marvel at all sorts of historical tools and the well-known Solingen knives. Even the two wooden water wheels are still in use. Outside around the Kotten you can have a break with a view of the Wupper.

    Tuesday-Sunday 10-17 clock
    closed on Mondays

    (0212) 3 83 54 53

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    • February 9, 2016

  • Levdi

    There is always a little something to eat and drink.
    You can also have your kitchen knives sharpened here for very little money!

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Secman

    In the Balkhausener Kotten is the Solingen Schleifmuseum. Worth seeing.

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    • July 23, 2015

  • Marcel

    First documented in 1504, since 1612 occupied as Doppelkotten, the Balkhauser Kotten 1922 still 56 grinders offered a workshop. In 1950, the "Außenkotten" had to give way to the road construction, while the Innenkotten created a grinder museum.

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    • August 13, 2017

  • Roman

    Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. admission free

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    • June 30, 2017

  • Flipper61

    Attractions Grinder Museum Balkhauser Kotten- open: Tuesday - Sunday, from 10am to 5pm

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    • July 7, 2018

  • Sebastian

    The Balkhauser Kotten is a great destination in Bergisches Land. Schln is the function traceable and in the truest sense of the word is transparent.
    At first I thought it was totally overcrowded and crowded. But that's not the case. There is still enough peace to enjoy nature - and of course the Wupper, of course. There are fresh waffles (it was clear!) - the are recommended. Of course, all other drinks that are important for the cyclist. The museum is free of charge !! But hey .... I like to have a small donation thrown in place.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Jojo

    The Kotten is managed.
    A stop is not only worthwhile because of the small museum.
    Very nice seats near Wupper

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    • April 29, 2020

  • Bernd Busch

    A small, very pretty village in the Bergisches Land

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    • 5 days ago

  • Harald Vogel


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    • July 8, 2020

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Location: Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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