Alte Pulvermühle

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Recommended by 131 out of 138 hikers


  • Thomas

    It pays to go through the old powder mill instead of just looking from above

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    • March 7, 2015

  • Jens

    The Elisenthal powder mill was the largest plant for the production of black powder in the Rhineland. The ruins of the historic black powder mill are in Windeck in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia. It reached about 1.2 kilometers from the Dattenfeld district into the Nutscheid.

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    • September 27, 2015

  • Jay Be

    Beautiful Lost Place with old ruins wildly overgrown by nature. My video hiking tour to this highlight:

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    • May 12, 2017

  • Dexter

    Extremely exciting relic. That was once the largest powder mill in the Rhineland.

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    • April 16, 2018

  • Sabine

    Lovingly arranged path, partly on footbridges along the powder mill ruins, embedded in the Elisental

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    • August 25, 2018

  • Silvia

    Paths with footbridges and small bridges through the ruins landscape. Well done

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    • May 12, 2019

  • TomCook

    Interesting here, old industrial culture.

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    • April 19, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    A highlight in the quiet brook valleys of the Trim and Engbach is the mysterious-looking ruins of the former powder mills in the Elisental. Easily visible from the hiking trail, the former company premises - so decentralized for security reasons - stretch more than a kilometer along the Trimbach valley. In addition to the ruins of the production and functional buildings, the trace of a historic horse-drawn tram is also clearly visible. Information stations provide information about the dangerous production and working conditions of black powder production.

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    • November 25, 2019

  • TomCook

    The powder mill is well worth a little detour, from the main hiking trail, and in the ruin walls, take some photos.

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    • April 24, 2018

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Location: Windeck, Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation190 m

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