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  • Tom Rambler

    First documented in 1218 as a tax deductible to the convent Stift Gerresheim. Presumably, lime was burned here in small kilns for centuries. There was hardly any farmland here.

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    • December 1, 2017

  • Hptm.mumm

    The old Gemarksteine ​​are interesting

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    • December 2, 2017

  • Till

    Ancient monastery monastery, today a quaint half-timbered house (see also photo with info board)

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    • April 6, 2019

  • slueart

    "Along the local roads" Winkelsmühler Weg "and" Bracken "there was a real clear-cutting in places. Old ash and beech trees in particular were felled here - because of various diseases, they say." (
    Indeed, the dystopian sight of the former forest frightens us, on the other hand, however, the unobstructed view gives the rainy Düssel-Bach almost a river character.

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    • December 30, 2020

  • DiDo Schropa

    At the junction, it goes on the former Kalkbahn gently uphill to Millrath.

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    • December 2, 2017

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... The Bracken farm was a very old farm. In the records of the farms of the Gerresheim monastery, a Justicius de bracken is mentioned as early as 1218/31. The Middle High German word bræche means to break off. According to this, the name of the Bracken farm indicates limestone breaking . Later there were at least three farms with the name Bracken. Well-known is: the large Bracken, the Brücken-Bracken or Kleine Bracken and the Bracker Mühle. Of the three farms, only the youngest remained, the Bracken Bridge (today's address Bracken 8, 42781 Haan-Gruiten) ... "

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    • March 24, 2020

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Location: Haan, Mettmann, Bergisches Land, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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