Bike Touring Highlight
Almost at the beginning of the history of the Ruhr, there are thousands of workers from near and far. In order to recruit them and develop a solid, sedentary workforce, the mines and industrial companies started "colonies". Nowadays, there are some such settlements on the so-called Route der Industriekultur, the most famous and beautiful one is the Margarethenhöhe in Essen, which is now more than 100 years old.
Within the settlement, the small market is particularly worth seeing. It is lined with arcaded walkways, on its front side is the building of the former Kruppsche Konsumanstalt. Landmark of the settlement: Gasthaus "Margarethenhöhe" There is a supermarket today. Between the houses of the first construction phases on the steep northern slope and the further development in the southern part from 1913 to the end of the twenties, a change in style from romantic, individual construction to a stronger objectification and simplification can be observed. The marketplace is a popular meeting place.
The Schatzgräber Fountain admonishes with an inscription: "Do not dig treasures with spades, seek them in noble deeds." which refers to the noble foundation of Margarethe Krupp.
January 28, 2017
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