Cotton wool-separate

Coat of arms map
Wappen Karte Wattenscheid
base data
Land of the Federal Republic: North Rhine-Westphalia
governmental district: Arnsberg
surface: 23.9 km ²
inhabitants: 78,000
population density: 3,260 Einwohner/km ²
geographical situation: 51° 28 ' 43 " N
7° 07 ' 43 " O
preselection: 02327
postal code: 44866, 44867, 44869
Kfz characteristics: BO (Bochum) in former timesWADE

cotton wool-separate is a quarter of Bochum. Was from 1926 to 1975 cotton wool-separates a circle-free city. 1975 became cotton wool-separate against the protest of many inhabitants in in common December. Up-to-date cotton wool-separate approximately 78,000 inhabitants have.

Schutzpatronin of the city is the holy Gertrud. A very beautiful coat of armswith it city hall is in the old Wattenscheider.

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cotton wool-separate lies in the west of Bochum in the middle in the Ruhr district. In the west cotton wool-separates on gel churches and meals , in the north on Herne and in the east and the south borders it borders on Bochum. It countsto the Hellwegbörde north the Ruhr.

local parts of the city district Bochum-cotton wool-separate

  • center
  • Eppendorf
  • Günnigfeld (with ash break)
  • Höntrop, approx. 20,000 inhabitants
  • Leithe
  • Munscheid
  • Sevinghausen (with Stalleicken)
  • south field Mark
  • west field


road course in the city center from cotton wool-separate
  • in the year 890 became cotton wool-separate for the first timein the assessment roll of the monastery mentions documentary as “mansion Uattanscethe ”. In the same document are also for the first time the names of the Wattenscheider of quarters Eppendorf (“Abbingthorpe”), Höntrop (“Hogingthorpe”) and west field (“Westanfelda”).
  • 1417 ago cotton wool-separates from count Adolf IV. receives. of Cleve Mark the city-similar rights of one Liberty.
  • 1554 are cotton wool-separate member of the Hanse.
  • 1604 were cotton wool-separate with approximately 700 inhabitants the most densely populated liberty of the county Mark.
  • 1623 - 1629 cotton wool-separate occupied in the dreissigjährigen war from Spanish riders.
  • 1635 burn cotton wool-separate completely down.
  • 1722 first documentary mention of theKohlenbergbaus.
  • 1811 - 1832 are cotton wool-separate seat of a Kommissariats, to which 36 Pfarreien belong, among them Bochum, gel churches, Dortmund, Unna, Hattingen, Hagen, Iserlohn and Hamm.
  • * 1816 become cotton wool-separate with the emergence of the Prussian province Westphalia seat of an office, thatthe municipalities belong to Hessler, Schalke, brewing farmer shank (today Bismarck), Bulmke, coverings, gel churches, Ueckendorf, Leithe, Günnigfeld, west field, Sevinghausen, Eiberg, Freisenbruch, Königsteele, Höntrop, Eppendorf and Munscheid.
  • 1840 12 mines with approx. 580 miners.
  • 1868 become gel churches from the office cotton wool-separate dismiss. 1876 and/or 1885 follow later ofGel churches eingemeindete Ückendorf and the late Königssteele eingemeindete by meals, so that the office loses nearly two thirds of its surface.
  • In late 19. Century rises the population of cotton wool-separates due to the mining industry dramatically on.
  • To 15. January 1876 receives cotton wool-separates municipal rights.
  • To 1. April 1926 becomes cotton wool-separates circle-free city with 62.780 inhabitants.
  • 1957 worked more than 8,000 Wattenscheider in the mining industry (that are nearly 60% of the working population).
  • 1973 are shut down with the bill “Holland” the last Wattenscheider bill.
  • At the 1. January 1975 the cities Bochum becomeand cotton wool-separate from the federal state parliament North-Rhine/Westphalia to a new city with the name Bochum united, since in the Ruhr district no circle-free cities with less than 200,000 inhabitants are to exist more. By the action citizen will initiated the citizen desiring, with itself 71.43 the per cent of the Wattenscheider for the retentionthe independence express, fails.


Siegel der Stadt Wattenscheid

the district agency cotton wool-separate has (for September. 2004) 19 seats: SPD 7, CDU 5, UWG (independent voter community cotton wool-separate) 4, the Greens 1, FDP 1, NPD 1. District chief is Hans Balbach (CDU), deputy district chiefs is Wolfgang sends (SPD) andBodo narrow stairses (UWG).

In cotton wool-separate operates the right-wing extremist a party NPD its national center of North Rhine-Westphalia. The environment of the fortress-like removed house was therefore occasionally scene of counter demonstrations of political opponents.


over more than one century became cotton wool-separates like most cities in Ruhr district coined/shaped by the mining industry. Most well-known Industrieller out cotton wool-separate is a textile manufacturer Klaus steep man.


of the Wattenscheider soccer association SG cotton wool-separate 09 played from 1990 to 1994 in the 1. Federal league. At present the team of coach George circle in the regional league kicktNorth. The women of the SGW play since the year 2004 in the 2. Federal league. Medium-term the crew of Tanja pinpoints trained the ascent on into the elite league. The TV 01 cotton wool-separate Leichtathletik belonged to the most successful German Leichtathletikvereinen. Most prominent Sportlerin out cotton wool-separate is thosetwice filter combat world champion Sabine brown, which terminated its active career in the meantime. She lives in Wattenscheid Höntrop. The Sportgymnastinnen of the TV cotton wool-separate participated repeated with olympic plays.


the station from cotton wool-separate

cotton wool-separate has connection to the Ruhr high-speed way, in the direct neighbourhoodthe motorway departure cotton wool-separate is the station of the local part at the connection meal - Bochum of the former Bergisch Märki railway. Although in the station only the suburban traffic holds, it has a substantial meaning by its proximity to the Ruhr high-speed way within traffic group Rhine Ruhr.

Local history museum

Blick vom Wattenscheider Marktplatz
Helfs yard the local history museum
Helfs yard

exhibition of rural utensils

from different centuries and a collection accommodate objects of interest view of the Wattenscheider market place [work on] to the Wattenscheider history. It from the homeland and citizen association cotton wool-separate operated and is each Wednesday of 10 to 13h and 15 to 18 h, as well as Saturday and Sundays opened from 11 to 19 h.


the Bartholomäus Pilgerkapelle at the Wattenscheider light way originally belonged to a Pilgerhaus, in the pilgrim, those over the light way to the Jakob way and after Santiago deCompostela moved, to stay overnight could. It must have been established in the years between 1364 and 1395. 1661 were reconditioned it and converted 1972 into a driver chapel.


in the Propsteikirche pc. Gertrud of Brabant, the germ cell of the Wattenscheider of community at all, stands inmore than 1,000 years old Taufstein. It shows the birth, the baptism, the death and the Auferstehung of Jesus. The Propsteikirche stands on the church castle, which represents the last received remainder of the early Stadtmauer.

church at the old person market

the small EvangelistChurch at the old person market was finished 1763. Because of shortage of money the building had to be interrupted several times and took altogether 87 years. Nevertheless the church has to offer two objects of interest, the baroque pulpit altar and the organ folder.

mining industry moving way

the mining industry moving way leads by Höntrop and Eppendorfand 1992 were finished by the homeland and citizen association. It belonged to the route of the industrial culture, and leads celestially by a delightful landscape across a length of 4,8 km at various former locations of the coal industry along.

sons and daughters of the city

the following personalitiesare in cotton wool-separate born:

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coordinates: 51° 28 ' 43 " N 7° 07 ' 43 " O


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