City of Wiehl
|Height :||230 m above sea level NN|
|Residents :||202 (Dec. 31, 2013)|
|Postal code :||51674|
|Area code :||02262|
Location of Forst in Wiehl
Location and description
The place is about six kilometers northwest of the city center of Wiehl and south of the federal highway 4 .
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 .
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 .