Forest (Wiehl)

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City of Wiehl
Coordinates: 50 ° 58 ′ 20 ″  N , 7 ° 28 ′ 16 ″  E
Height : 230 m above sea level NN
Residents : 202  (Dec. 31, 2013)
Postal code : 51674
Area code : 02262
Forest (Wiehl)

Location of Forst in Wiehl

Forst ( listen ? / I ) ( hommersch Fo'escht) is a town in the town of Wiehl in the Oberbergisches Kreis in the administrative district of Cologne in North Rhine-Westphalia . Audio file / audio sample

Location and description

The place is about six kilometers northwest of the city center of Wiehl and south of the federal highway 4 .


First mention

Mentioned in a document in 1465 because of disputes over immigrants (unauthorized relocation of rulers) between Homburg and Berg.

In the fodder sheet of the Homburg rulership of 1580, eight Bergische subjects are counted as taxable Uff dem Forst . The spelling of the first mention was Forste . The place was surrounded by iron mines like Bruchberg, Herkules, Kirchenfeld, Braunfels, Stollenberg in the middle of the 19th century . On November 26, 1898, part of the farmsteads sank into the mud through the dam breach at the clarification pond of the Alter Stollenberg mine .

After the construction of the A4 motorway, Forst is now located directly at the Bielstein (Wiehl) / Drabenderhöhe / Nümbrecht junction .

Hiking and biking trails

  • The local hiking trail O “Around Bielstein ” runs through the village.


  • Alfred Nehls: All wealth lay in the earth. The history of mining in the Oberbergischer Kreis. Gronenberg, Gummersbach 1993, ISBN 3-88265-180-6 .
  • Hans Joachim Söhn, Lothar Wirths: Oat feed label. Inhabitants and fireplaces in the Homburg rulership in 1580 (= materials and sources on the Oberberg regional history. H. 3). Galunder, Gummersbach 2003, ISBN 3-89909-012-8 .