In the district of Clemenshammer there is the last Hammerkotten still to be visited, the Steffenshammer. You can also find some quaint old houses here. Next to one of the houses, a few steps lead down to the Gelpe, which at this point is already united with the Saalbach. Who can find it?
October 4, 2020
"... The location of Clemenshammer was first mentioned in 1580, when Clemens auf dem Hammer and Friedrich vom Dohr bought an ironworks. However, this must inevitably be older than the first documented mention. In 1607 a grinding Kotten was added. Over time Due to the favorable conditions (water power to drive the forging hammers, bellows and grindstones, and the wood or charcoal deposits), several hammer, blacksmith and grinders settled here.
There were up to four hammers here: the Bollenhammer, the Rottsiepershammer, the Schliepershammer and the Steffenshammer, which is the only one that is still fully functional and can be visited on a few Saturdays as a branch of the German Tool Museum-Historical Center. ... "
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November 16, 2020
Welcome to the Steffenshammer
Dear members and friends of the Steffenshammer,and another year is drawing to a close - a memorable year for the people in our country and far beyond.Our friends' association has existed since 2008 and one of our regular events has never been canceled. Now we look back on a year in which no event at all was able to take place due to the well-known problems.
But we are optimistic and hope that normality will return over the course of next year and that we can welcome you again to the historic Gelpe Valley at Steffenshammer.
Despite all the uncertainties, we wish you and your families a peaceful and pleasant Christmas and all the best for the new year.
Most of all, stay healthy!
Your team from Steffenshammer
May 13, 2021
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