City of Hückeswagen
|Height :||310 m above sea level NN|
|Residents :||4 (Dec 17, 2004)|
|Postal code :||42499|
|Area code :||02192|
Location of Vosshagen in Hückeswagen
Peace Chapel Vosshagen
Location and description
Vosshagen is in the immediate vicinity of the Wuppertalsperre and, with its parking lot for hikers, is well suited as a starting point for long hikes. The neighboring villages are called Hammerstein , Dürhagen , Hangberg , Steffenshagen and across the dam Karrenstein .
Vosshagen can be reached via an access road that branches off the K2 district road between Dörpmühle and Wiehagen (a section of the historic traffic route formerly known as Bergische Eisenstraße ) and also connects Hammerstein, Steffenshagen and Dürhagen.
In 1490 the place was mentioned for the first time in church accounts. The spelling of the first mention was (Hannes) Vos . Another dialect interpretation of the prefix "Voss-" means that it comes from the animal "fox". The map Topographia Ducatus Montani from 1715 shows the farm as Voshagen . In the 18th century the place belonged to the Bergisches Amt Bornefeld-Hückeswagen .
In the municipality lexicon for the Rhineland province in 1885, a house with six inhabitants is given. At that time the place belonged to the rural community Neuhückeswagen within the Lennep district . In 1895 the place had a house with five residents, in 1905 one house and four residents.
Nearby is the former excursion restaurant Haus Hammerstein , today an educational and recreation center of the Landesverband Lebenshilfe NRW e. V., as well as the lookout point Am Bilstein , located directly at the Wuppertalsperre, with the early medieval ring wall system Am Bilstein .
The Vosshagen Peace Chapel was built in 1985. It stands next to the Russian Memorial Cemetery. Construction of the Friedenskapelle in Voßhagen began in 1985, the topping-out ceremony took place on August 31, 1985, and the inauguration took place on October 19, 1986. The Friends of the Friedenskapelle Voßhagen e. V. The bell in the campanile has the nominal strike tone a² , and is rung every day to ring the angel at 12 noon and 6 p.m.
Russian cemetery of honor
44 Russian slave laborers are buried in the Russian cemetery of honor , some of whom died of typhus . Traditionally, the city of Hückeswagen commemorates the dead on the day of national mourning by laying a wreath.
Peace stele and sculpture garden
The peace stele erected in 2003 by the Hückeswagen artist Bernhard Guski can be seen from afar . A descriptive board along the way explains the work of art to the visitor. Directly opposite is the so-called sculpture garden, which you can see from there.
Hiking and biking trails
The Vosshagen hiking car park, located in the immediate vicinity of the village, is the point of contact for many people looking for recreation. From there you can easily reach the hiking trails around the Wuppertalsperre.
- The local circular route A7 runs right past the Friedenskapelle and the Ehrenfriedhof.
- The local circular hiking trail A8 at the Wuppertalsperre starts at the hiking car park.
- The local hiking trail = from Kräwinklerbrücke to Großkatern runs through Vosshagen.
- The local ■ hiking trail from Kräwinklerbrücke to the Hückeswagen center runs through Vosshagen.
- Klaus Pampus: First documentary naming of Oberbergischer places (= contributions to Oberbergischen history. Sonderbd. 1). Oberbergische Department 1924 eV of the Bergisches Geschichtsverein, Gummersbach 1998, ISBN 3-88265-206-3 .
- Royal Statistical Bureau (Prussia) (Ed.): Community encyclopedia for the Rhineland province. Based on the materials from the census of December 1, 1885 and other official sources (= community for the Kingdom of Prussia. Vol. 12, ). Publishing house of the Royal Statistical Bureau, Berlin 1888.
- Royal Statistical Bureau (Prussia) (Ed.): Community encyclopedia for the Rhineland province. Based on the materials from the census of December 1, 1895 and other official sources (= community encyclopedia for the Kingdom of Prussia. Vol. 12). Publishing house of the Royal Statistical Bureau, Berlin 1897.
- Royal Statistical Bureau (Prussia) (Ed.): Community encyclopedia for the Rhineland province. Based on the materials from the census of December 1, 1905 and other official sources (= community encyclopedia for the Kingdom of Prussia. Vol. 12). Publishing house of the Royal Statistical Bureau, Berlin 1909.