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Historical city tour Schmallenberg part of the historical town and village centres in NRW

Explore Schmallenberg's historic old town, which is part of the Historic Town and Village Centres in NRW, on a walk through history. The historical tour picks you up in the present and - this is meant literally - takes you on a journey into the past: Because we start with the textile industry, which is still important for Schmallenberg today, and continue along the Weststraße to the south, further and further into the past until the foundation of the town. The nucleus of the town is located in today's Kurpark Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery) at the southernmost point of the narrow mountain range surrounded by the river Lenne.

In the urban space there are numerous sculptures that represent important themes in the city's history, such as the right to mint, the city fire or the textile industry, but which also - with the series Everyday People by Christel Lechner - give space and form to the very normal life of today's city citizens.

City map

With 13 stations


in the history of Schmallenberg

Sophia Plug

Dr. Clemens Dahm

Carl Johann Ludwig Dahm

Hans Frankenthal

The Author

Dr. Alexandra Bloch-Pfister

As a freelance historian, I develop, present and communicate history for various clients and offer historical services: this includes archive research and transcriptions, the creation of concepts and expert opinions, the development of texts, books, digital applications, apps or exhibition concepts. I am also happy to develop innovative and participatory formats for dealing with history. My clients are companies, institutions, cities and private individuals.

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