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Grube 7

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  • Matthias

    An old quarry, fenced and left to itself for years, developed into a beautiful nature reserve with chic little trails on the edge of the steep slopes. In the surrounding area are the Neandertal, the historic village of Gruiten and the valley of the Düssel.

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    • April 1, 2016

  • Thomas

    The quarry was designated in 1997 as a nature reserve. Over time, nature reclaimed the area. To marvel at the pronounced limestone cliffs, the quarry flora and rare and endangered animal and plant species. The paths are fenced and lookouts were created. Very impressive.

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    • April 15, 2016

  • Kapuste

    The pit 7 is a former limestone quarry in the Haan district Gruiten on the edge of the forest area Osterholz on the city boundary to Wuppertal, in which dolomitisierter mass lime was mined .. Since 1997 it is designated as a nature reserve.
    At first I was astonished that the tree population was so small after 50 years of pit standstill. A research revealed, however, that he was flooded with water until just before the millennium. It served to balance the groundwater level of the entire Kalkabbaugebietes. This also explains why the white mesa was attached to the rock face. Here you could probably read off the level of the lake. The water was probably controlled at another point in the Düssel initiated, taken near the pit 7, so that the quarry flooded and if necessary, fed back into the Düssel. At some point this was no longer necessary and the pit ran dry. This explains that the tree population in the pit is not older than 20 years.
    Source: Wikipeia

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    • April 18, 2017

  • StefanSpranger

    Wonderful play of colors now in autumn

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    • October 29, 2016

  • Kevin Genesis

    Already to see how was worked here.

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    • March 24, 2017

  • Hendrik Wanderfreund

    If you are in the vicinity, you should continue on the romantic path on the Düssel towards Schöler. This can be easily combined as a circular route.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Jake the hiker

    This former limestone quarry is now a beautiful nature reserve

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    • January 2, 2020

  • slueart

    "Flood" was the flooded quarry for us youngsters from the 1970s. The "Canyon" was an illegal, dangerous, but wonderfully exciting place to swim and "chill". We could jump out of the wall into the water.

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    • February 22, 2020

  • Shaya

    Warning, there are rockfalls here and there.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Shaya

    Renaturation of an old pit, we are going to be surprised what will come.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • Kosmetik

    From here you can get an idea about the mining of the limestone. The nature reserve created here not only offers us recreation-seeking space, but also benefits the plants and animals

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    • June 26, 2018

  • Jojo

    The pit 7 is a former limestone quarry.

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    • December 10, 2018

  • Norbert

    This lime pit was closed in 1966 and nature is slowly recovering

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    • December 27, 2018

  • Kiannju

    Wonderful viewpoint with possibility for a snack in between. Enough benches are available. Unfortunately a bit hazy today, but still a great moment to see Pit 7 in front of you and walk around it! Definitely take a little time, for children certainly also very exciting to see.

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    • March 23, 2019

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The recreational area Grube 7 is a former limestone quarry in Gruiten on the edge of the forest area Osterholz on the city boundary to Wuppertal. The pit 7 was operated from 1899 to 1966 open pit. Since 1997, the mine 7 is under nature conservation and volunteer members of the AGNU-Haan take care of their care and maintenance.

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    • May 20, 2019

  • Gerd

    We were there on Thursday, in fine weather,
    wonderful nature ...!

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    • November 1, 2019

  • Mikael Ernst

    To pit 7, with a nice bench for a break.

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    • February 8, 2020

  • Jürgen

    nice landscape, nice pictures

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    • March 22, 2020

  • D.Klockhaus 🇩🇪

    Disused pit, nature recovers here.

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    • May 1, 2020

  • Mario aus Witten

    Wide path on the edge of the former dolomite quarry

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    • May 10, 2020

  • fiddler

    Very interesting route in the area of the trunk

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    • June 4, 2020

  • Stephan

    The local recreation area Grube 7 is a former limestone quarry. Pit 7 was open-pit from 1899 to 1966. Since 1997, it has been under nature protection and its members are members of the Haan Nature and Environment Working Group who take care of its conservation and maintenance.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • netreisetagebuch

    Former limestone quarry from which dolomite was extracted in open-cast mining until 1966. In the meantime, however, nature has taken back its territory. Further information can be found at: netreisetagebuch.de/grube7-gruiten

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    • November 8, 2020

  • Weidastern

    Old lime mine, which was formerly open-cast mining. Now it looks almost a little alpine - at least for the Rhineland

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    • November 19, 2020


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

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