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Horster Mühle

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  • Ben

    The Horster Mühle is now a hydropower plant on the Ruhr in the Horst district of Essen. It belongs to the route of industrial culture.

    In 1910 the entrepreneur Wilhelm Vogelsang (* 1877; † 1939) bought the mill, the Hörster field and the surrounding area, Horst and the residence, today's Villa Vogelsang, from the Dammer bankruptcy. He built several factory buildings in brick architecture. The chimney of the carbide factory still preserved today contains light-colored stone bands and the lettering W. Vogelsang.

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    • June 1, 2019

  • Paddelmann

    In good weather you can also explore the "Bach" with a combination of Kayak / Canadier and Radl! Are many organizers and distributors along the Ruhr. Route length arbitrarily selectable and also for beginners well feasible, since there are always instructions.

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    • April 4, 2019

  • Uwe aus Essen

    The Horster mill was one of the oldest mills in Essen. It was mentioned as early as the 12th century in connection with the creation of a Ruhr weir. Their original location was about 300 meters upstream on a Ruhr island. When new hydraulic structures were built to make the Ruhr navigable from 1774, the mill was given its current location opposite the new lock. It was operated as an oil, fruit and blue mill. Among other things, cobalt, which came from deposits in the Hesper Valley on Lake Baldeney, was broken in the Horster Mühle and used to dye slave smocks that were exported to the USA. The Horster Mühle became the property of the Essen industrialist Wilhelm Niemann in 1846.

    In 1910 the factory owner Wilhelm Vogelsang took over the Horster Mühle and converted the mill into a hydroelectric power station and a carbide factory. Several factory buildings were built in the restrained brick architecture of that time with distinctive, segment-arched roof shapes. The system is dominated by the high chimney with the name of Vogelsang, whose brickwork is structured by light-colored stone bands. In the restored power plant hall there are turbine parts and generators, some of which date from the first decades of the 20th century.

    Carbide production ended in 1932, the power station remained in operation until 1977, when it was shut down due to inefficiency. In 1985 the company Rudolph & Co. acquired the listed facility. The hydropower plant was modernized with four new turbines and generators, and the original machinery in the hall was restored according to museum criteria. The power plant has been supplying electricity again since 1989.

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    • September 2, 2017

  • Edwin

    Nice view of the power plant

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    • April 21, 2019

  • Sternchen79

    Beautiful route along the Ruhr. During the day there is a lot going on in good weather. I therefore rather love the rounds in the evening when it is a little quieter and you have a beautiful backdrop to the sunset.

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    • June 2, 2019

  • André Hildebrand

    Most beautiful section of the towpath. You feel like you're driving on the same level as the Ruhr. There are also not shy geese crossing the street. So take care...

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    • May 17, 2020

  • Ulrich Rider

    A particularly beautiful piece of earth that can be marveled at from the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path. especially nice in the early morning hours

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    • March 17, 2021

  • Jürgen

    The listed building complex on the Ruhr is very old and tells a lot about the history of industry. It belongs to the Route of Industrial Culture.

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    • March 23, 2021

  • Henne

    Wonderful mill on the Ruhr.

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    • August 27, 2021

  • Andreas Bikefan

    Today a hydroelectric power station. There used to be a mill nearby, which was first mentioned in 1319.

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    • September 10, 2021

  • Martin1968 aus Bonn

    Especially nice in combination with the villa behind it
    I liked this tour:
    Essen, Margaretenhöhe, Gelsenkirchen 2020_08_29
    komoot.de/tour/248225974

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    • January 11, 2022

  • Thorsten G

    The Horster Mühle is now a hydroelectric power station on the Ruhr in Essen's Horst district. It is part of the Industrial Heritage Route.

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    • April 28, 2022

  • PottPurche

    hydroelectric power station. Nice architecture

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    • April 29, 2022

  • Weidastern 🚲

    In the south, directly on the Ruhr, only a few relics of the former industrial culture have been preserved. Here at the beginning of the Niederbergisches Land, the middle-class residential areas have arisen in the midst of magnificent nature. At the same time, industrialization began here.

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    • June 11, 2022

  • Bettina 🌻

    Great route

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    • June 1, 2020

  • Mike

    The Holster Mühle is a small hydropower plant that is powered by the Ruhr. The hydropower plant is located opposite the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path on the Bochum Dahlhausen border, Essen Horst.

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    • August 12, 2020

  • Dirk Herda

    View from the Ruhr Bridge ......

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    • October 7, 2020

  • Streuner

    The Horste Mühle is a beautiful postcard motif.

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    • 4 days ago

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