Rheydter height

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Rheydter height
The Rheydter Höhe, also called the garbage mountain

The Rheydter height , even garbage mountain called

height 133  m above sea level NN
location GermanyGermany Germany
North Rhine-WestphaliaNorth Rhine-Westphalia North Rhine-Westphalia
DEU Moenchengladbach COA.svg Mönchengladbach
Coordinates 51 ° 9 '25 "  N , 6 ° 24' 25"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 9 '25 "  N , 6 ° 24' 25"  E
Rheydter Höhe (Mönchengladbach)
Rheydter height
Type Rubble
rock Debris and trash from World War II destruction
Age of the rock 1950s
particularities Highest point in the city of Mönchengladbach

The Rheydter Höhe is a mountain of rubble in the Mönchengladbach district of Pongs , southern district . The survey is popularly known as “Monte Klamott”, “Monte Scherbelino” or “Rheydter Müllberg”. The plateau of the hill is 133  m above sea level. NN represents the highest point of the urban area. With a height of 64  m from foot to summit, it is the highest mountain of rubble in Germany . Due to its exposed location, the mountain is still visible from the edge of the Bergisches Land .

The Rheydter Höhe was created in 1945 from the rubble left by the bombing of the cities of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt . The bombing destroyed 65 percent of both urban areas. In the 1950s, large amounts of household waste were deposited on the rubble mountain. To enable plants and trees to grow, a one to two meter high layer of humus was added to the household waste. In the 1990s this resulted in toxic gas emissions emerging from the rubble, of which nothing can be noticed today. However, about 30 meters from the plateau, the viewing plateau, you can see isolated pieces of plastic bags on the serpentine walls that have been washed away by the rain over time.

At the northern foot of the rubble mountain there is a water playground , a pond and the Rheydter Stadtwald with barbecue areas, mini golf , a café and opportunities for other activities.

The Dahlener Straße (one of the main thoroughfares of the city; it connects Rheydt with Rheindahlen ) and the A 61 run south and west past the Rheydter Höhe .

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