Mountain Biking Highlight
The village is located in the southern Ennepe-Ruhr district, directly on the border of the Sauerland to the Bergisches Land on a ridge between the rivers Ennepe and Heilenbecke.Not far from the Heilenbecke dam and surrounded by fields, meadows and forests, it is a destination for hikers and weekenders. The town is made up of half-timbered houses and bourgeois houses that have been laid out in the Bergisch style and painted white / green.In the center of the village, where the streets lead to the surrounding peasantry on the small market place almost star-shaped, rises the 1827 completed and renovated in 2002 Protestant church. Immediately in front of it there is a memorial to the victims of the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the "Schmittenboom". The latter is a homeland-historical monument made of steel, built by the Heimatverein Rüggeberg on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 2004. It is to remember the industrial heyday of Rüggeberg and carries on its arms except the name badges of eight surrounding peasants typical steel products of the previously located here companies (Schmitten).In addition to the 1636 "Old Cemetery" with restored and preserved tombstones from the 17th Century is the "oat box" from 1717, a frequently found in this area granary made of solid oak wood, both for the storage of grain and for protection the families from plunderers and conflagrations served. There are also the memorial on the market square and small Schmitten, where farmers used to produce all sorts of ironmongery for resale during the winter months.
August 14, 2017
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