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Seffent is a small town with 200 inhabitants in the western Aachen district of Laurensberg.The name derives from the Latin Septem Fontes, the "Seven Sources", known today as "Seven Sources". The springs come from an enclosed well and are the strongest sources within a radius of 70 km. They feed the torrent that flows through the whole of Laurensberg and finally flows into the worm. Between 1929 and 1977, water from the "Seven Springs" was pumped by means of two centrifugal pumps to an elevated tank on the quail head belonging to the Schneeberg, with which Vaals and a large part of the textile companies there could be supplied.Not far from the springs is the historic Seffent Castle, which today houses a modern residential complex and a restaurant.It is mentioned in a document that King Lorentin Zwentibold in 896 handed over the Carolingian manors Seffent and Schurzelt, courtyards of the Aachen Palatinate, to his relatives, the abbess Gisela von Nivelles, daughter of King Lothar II of Lorraine. After Gisela's death, the farm fell into the hands of the empire again and later counted among the allodial estates in the Aachen empire. H. to the own goods of the Aachen city nobility.
Can be reached by bike via narrow paths.
July 14, 2020
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