The Rheydter height , even garbage mountain called
|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 the highest point of the urban area. With a height of 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.
- Rheydt city forest. Rheydter Höhe - Monte Clamotte. Udo Küppers, accessed on September 9, 2018 .
- Garnet Manecke: Relaxation on garbage and rubble. RP Digital GmbH, January 29, 2011, accessed on February 5, 2014 .