"Behind the town hall - right on the edge of the park - is the small square tobacco house, which has been restored to the spotlight for many years by restoring the viewing axis to Herkulesplatz, which has been upgraded and freed up to accentuate its importance. Now, the building, in the sense of the original, Baroque design concept, is free again.Incidentally, the taboo cursing came a long time ago to his "nickname": fled before the French Revolution, found the two counts Riaucourt shelter with their German relatives in Herten. Smoking was "en vogue" at this time in France, but - to the bad luck for the refugees - in Germany scorned. Since they were not allowed to indulge their vice in the castle itself, they retired to the small garden pavilion. Here they sat smoking in front of the fireplace and gave the tobacco house its name. "Source: herten.de/kultur-und-freizeit/sehenswuerdigkeiten/schloss-schlosspark/schlosspark-herten/tabakhaus.html
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