Bridge with rest area (bank) over the Düssel, near the Winkelsmühle.
November 22, 2019
There are beautiful meadows and numerous hiking trails around the Düssel in the Neandertal. Relaxation for the soul
March 8, 2021
Fantastic hike around the Ice Age game reserve Neandertal. More information can be found at: netreisetagebuch.de/eiszeitliche-wildgehege-neandertal
February 18, 2021
<< Winkelsmühle in the Neandertal >>
"... On the left bank of the Düssel, 350 m west of the Thunis farm and 320 m southwest of the Winkel farm, stands the Winkelsmühle, which has been documented since 1483.The mill building is just below a jutting rock face, on the north side of the valley. The former Obergraben and current course of the Düssel was hewn into the limestone. The existing weir has been modernized. Remains of the old course of the Düssel can be found on the impact slope side, the southern and western side of the valley, in the form of a pond.The mill building is a three-storey quarry stone house with a two-storey extension on the left side. This part is only made of quarry stone on the ground floor, the upper floor consists of half-timbering. The farm buildings opposite are modern.After a fire, the mill building was extensively renovated in 1971. Another conversion took place in 1996.In its more than 600-year history, the Winkelsmühle has undergone many structural changes, which can also be found in archaeological evidence. It was first mentioned in a document in 1387 in a list of the tithes that went to the Kaiserswerth monastery. 100 years later the mill was granted the milling rights by the duke. This arrangement was reconfirmed by Duke Wilhelm III of Jülich-Berg in 1547. The Winkelsmühle suffered greatly from the turmoil of war in the 17th century. A report from 1672 describes that the residential building burned down, the barn collapsed and the mill itself could no longer be used.When the compulsion to grind ceased during the French period, the mill could no longer be operated economically. Necessary repairs could not be made, so the mill was auctioned off in 1802. ..."
July 3, 2022
One of the many little things that give this environment such a personal touch...
July 3, 2022
The Düssel area is a beautiful hiking area.
January 6, 2021
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