Hengstenberg (Wiehl)

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City of Wiehl
Coordinates: 50 ° 57 ′ 9 ″  N , 7 ° 31 ′ 19 ″  E
Height : 280 m above sea level NN
Residents : 128  (Aug 13, 2006)
Postal code : 51674
Area code : 02262
Hengstenberg (Wiehl)

Location of Hengstenberg in Wiehl

Hengstenberg is one of 51 localities in the town of Wiehl in the Oberbergischer Kreis .

Location and description

The hilltop location is around 2 km west of Wiehl town center. The neighboring villages are Faulmert , Linden , Neuklef , Kleinfischbach and Großfischbach . Hengstenberg is located south of the federal motorway 4 .


In 1529 the place was mentioned for the first time in the Bergisches Brüchtenverzeichnis because of a neighborhood dispute. In 1533, "Tryna uff dem Heyntzenberg" is mentioned in an exchange document as Berg - Sayn.

In the fodder oat labels of the Homburg rulership of 1580, 4 Bergische and 2 Saynische subjects are counted as taxable persons.

The spelling of the first mention was Uff dem Heyntzenberg , later also Am Hintzenberg , Heintzenbergh . Name interpretation unknown.

In the past, iron , copper and lead ores were mined . In the vicinity of the village there is a small , exploited greywacke quarry that is now backfilled. After the Second World War , the quarry was used by the Allied military to detonate large quantities of ammunition that had previously been sunk in the Alperbrück pond .


Hiking and biking trails

  • The local hiking trail ┴ runs through the village.
  • The local circular hiking trail O "Around Bielstein " touches the place in the western area.


  • Dorfgemeinschaft Hengstenberg eV - The village community has been organizing, among other things, the tractor meeting every year for several years at the Dreschschoppen.
  • Since 2003 the Deutz-Eicher Friends Hengstenberg exist in loose association as: Treckerfreunde Hengstenberg.


  • Dieter Dresbach, Fritz Licht: Börnhausen and its neighboring towns - the history of the Bechtal. Castles - villages and farmsteads on an ancient high and high road. Gronenberg, Wiehl-Bomig 2004, ISBN 3-88265-251-9 .
  • 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 .