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Gruiten Dorf

Gruiten Dorf

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Recommended by 1503 out of 1560 hikers


  • Jake the hiker

    During a walk through the village, many well-preserved buildings from the last centuries can be seen.

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    • January 2, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    Walking through Gruiten village on a spring day is like traveling back in time. There, children frolic through the gardens, here people close tiny doors behind them and disappear into half-timbered houses from centuries past. Some townsfolk might think they see a last remnant of carefree village life here.
    Most of the houses have signs that tell the history of the buildings. For example, we pass the doctor's house built in 1750 by the non-medical practitioner Jacob Lauternbach.

    << A "mayor's house" without a mayor >>

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Angelika

    The Gruiten-Dorf district with its well-preserved half-timbered houses is the largest intact historical settlement on Haan's urban area. The Romanesque old church tower has been preserved in the cemetery.

    The oldest house is the "Haus am Quall", from which at least one wing of the building can be dated back to the 14th century. It was originally part of a yard on the Quall. It was reconstructed and rebuilt in 1978-1980 and today used for celebrations, educational and informational events

    Source: Wikipedia

    The first written mention Gruitens dates from the 11th century.

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    • August 11, 2018

  • Embrica

    A small idyllic and romantic village!

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Kosmetik

    Experience history and be amazed. Well maintained. Ideal to explain to children some of the past or to teach nature

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    • June 26, 2018

  • Michael

    Not only the house on the Quall is worth a visit. The entire listed village has a wonderful charm.

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    • November 10, 2018

  • Bisi66

    Beautiful, the historic city center! Very well-kept old half-timbered houses and also an ideal starting point for beautiful hikes along the Düssel. The small, cozy village cafe looked very inviting, but unfortunately it was hopelessly overcrowded on the holiday. Another reason to come back again.

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Dharmesh

    Be sure to visit the old, Catholic village church with the mighty beech in front of it. The silence inside and the great stained glass windows are impressive. Go in and breathe silence!

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    • May 1, 2019

  • Jojo

    Gruiten has many well restored buildings and is worth a visit.

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    • April 14, 2019

  • Andiburscheid

    Nice cozy historic town center

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    • May 4, 2019

  • Bajuly

    Gruiten Dorf has a lot of lavishly restored half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries and other historical sights whose origins go back even further. A great coherent overall picture.

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    • November 17, 2019

  • Stephan

    Gruiten consists of Gruiten-Dorf and Gruiten, where the new center, the former town hall and the train station are located. The Düssel flows through Gruiten-Dorf, which is fed here by the Kleine Düssel.

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    • June 9, 2020

  • Andrea S.

    Interesting village with many beautiful half-timbered houses, each of which has information about previous residents and history on a small sign.

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    • November 14, 2021

  • DiDo Schropa

    Pretty spiced half timbered and shingle village.

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    • December 1, 2017

  • Till + Co.

    Really a beautiful spot in NRW! :)

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    • April 6, 2019

  • Mario aus Witten

    Very nice village

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Tobias

    Beautiful old half-timbered houses, hundreds of years old, very well maintained and almost like a little journey through time. One of the most beautiful villages in the region

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Shay

    A pretty village with a lot of half-timbering, very idyllic. If you don't like contemplation, you should go through quickly.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Nemo

    Idyllic little village with charm

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    • June 10, 2020

  • Netreisetagebuch

    This very idyllic village with its historic half-timbered and slate houses is located directly on the Düssel. Further information can be found at: netreisetagebuch.de/grube7-gruiten

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    • February 18, 2021

  • hermanspann

    Absolutely worth seeing - complete idyll in a manageable framework within walking distance.

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    • March 4, 2021

  • 🌲🅹︎🅴︎🅽︎🆂︎🌲

    beautiful old part of the village with a well-preserved half-timbered core. Strolling through the streets is fun

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    • March 8, 2021

  • Katja

    Beautiful little place in the Neandertal

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    • March 23, 2021

  • Susanne Bic

    Beautiful old half-timbered houses, cobblestones and a rural atmosphere

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    • June 27, 2021

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  • Easy
    3.24 mi
    2.3 mph
    275 ft
    275 ft
  • Intermediate
    6.82 mi
    2.3 mph
    500 ft
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    2.3 mph
    500 ft
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    14.7 mi
    2.3 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,150 ft
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Location: Haan, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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