Weather (Ruhr)

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Coat of arms of the city of Wetter (Ruhr)
Weather (Ruhr)
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Coordinates: 51 ° 23 '  N , 7 ° 23'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Arnsberg
Circle : Ennepe-Ruhr district
Height : 110 m above sea level NHN
Area : 31.55 km 2
Residents: 27,392 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 868 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 58300
Area code : 02335
License plate : EN, WIT
Community key : 05 9 54 032

City administration address :
Kaiserstraße 170
58300 Wetter (Ruhr)
Website :
Mayor : Frank Hasenberg ( SPD )
Location of the city of Wetter (Ruhr) in the Ennepe-Ruhr district
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Wetter (Ruhr) is a medium-sized district town with 27,392 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the southeastern Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia . Wetter belongs to the Ennepe-Ruhr district and is represented as a district city by the district at the Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) and the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL).


Geographical location

The geographic location Wetter (city center) is 7 ° 23 'east longitude and 51 ° 23' north latitude. The urban area covers an area of ​​31.47 km². The largest north-south expansion is around 4.8 km and the largest west-east expansion 7.7 km.

The difference in altitude within the urban area is about 186 meters. The lowest point of the urban area is around 80  m above sea level. NN height ( mean water level ) the Ruhr in Wengern on the city limits to Witten. The 266  m above sea level. NN highest point is on the south slope in Grundschöttel on the city limits to Gevelsberg ( Silschede ).

In terms of cultural landscape, the city is part of the Niederbergisch-Märkisches Land , an economic area between the Ruhr , Rhine , Bergisches Land and Sauerland , which u. a. is characterized by the earlier near-surface mining of hard coal and the proto - and early industrial metal processing .

Natural space

View from Volmarstein Castle over the Ruhr Valley to the Alt-Wetter district

Wetter lies on the Ruhr , which is dammed up to the Harkortsee in the east of the city area .

In terms of nature , the urban area belongs to the Süderbergland within the Slate Mountains on the right bank of the Rhine . Almost the entire area is part of the Niederbergisch-Märkisch hill country , which is divided into several sub-units. Wetter has shares in the Ardey Mountains with the southern Ardey walls , in the Ardeypforte and in the Bergisch-Märkisches Hügelland with the Märkisches layered rib country and the Haßlinghauser ridge . A small part of the urban area (parts of Alt-Wetter, Harkortsee), on the other hand, belongs to the Bergisch-Sauerland Unterland (sub-units Märkisch-Sauerland Unterland , Hagener Tälerkessel , Hagener Ruhrtal ).

City structure

The city has only existed in its current size since 1970. At that time, the previously independent communities of Esborn , Volmarstein and Wengern, lying south of the Ruhr, were incorporated into the city of Wetter, which lies almost completely north of the Ruhr. This increased the urban area from under 4 km² to over 31 km².

The city's cadastral area comprises five districts with a total of 46 corridors (as of 2012). The current district boundaries largely correspond - apart from a few small-scale adjustments - to the territorial boundaries of the former city of Wetter and the three old communities that were valid until 1969. Grundschöttel was incorporated into Volmarstein as early as 1939.

From an administrative point of view, the city of Wetter (Ruhr) has been divided into four districts since 1970 , each of which has several localities . H. different settlement areas such as districts , hamlets or individual locations .

Overview of the districts and districts of Wetter (Ruhr), as of 2012
Landmarks in Wetter (Ruhr) According to no. District surface history district associated locations
1334 Weather 3.56 km² until 1969 City of Wetter (or Wetter ad Ruhr) Old weather u. a. Village weather, freedom weather , Schöntal
1346 Esborn 9.97 km² until 1969 community Esborn Esborn u. a. Albringhausen, Sackern , Vosshöfen
1347 Grundschöttel 7.99 km² until 1939 Grundschöttel municipality Volmarstein u. a. Loh, Schmandbruch, z. T. Tinsberg
1349 Volmarstein 3.07 km² until 1969 municipality of Volmarstein u. a. On the Vorberg, In the Bach, z. T. Tinsberg and Oberwengern
1350 Wengern 6.89 km² until 1969 municipality of Wengern Wengern u. a. Osterfeld, Trienendorf, Sandberg, z. T. Oberwengern

Neighboring cities

Directly adjacent municipalities in the east are the independent city of Hagen and - further clockwise - Gevelsberg , Sprockhövel , Witten and Herdecke as neighboring cities in the Ennepe-Ruhr district. The surrounding large cities - Bochum , Dortmund , Hagen and Wuppertal - can be reached within 20 to 30 minutes by train or car.


middle Ages

Today's Wengern and Volmarstein districts are located in the urban area of ​​Wetter . These are mentioned for the first time in the 11th century. The church of Wengern was raised to a parish church by the Archbishop of Cologne Sigewin von Are around 1080 . In a treasury of the county of Mark from 1486, 22 individual farms are listed in Wengern.

Weather was, next to Altena , Hamm and Hörde , one of the four district towns of the county of Mark . Between 1250 and 1274, the Counts of the Mark built the Wetter Castle, probably mainly as an outpost against the Volmarstein Castle in Cologne . With the introduction of the official constitution of the Brandenburg state, a bailiff of the Counts of the Mark, who usually belonged to the regional nobility, came to Wetter at the beginning of the 14th century . Freedom and the village (originally called Kerckwetter), which formed an administrative unit, received the privilege of freedom in 1355 .

Modern times

Wetter an der Ruhr, steel engraving based on a drawing by
Carl Schlickum from around 1840

Because of its close connection to the life and work of Friedrich Harkort (1793-1880) and other members of the Harkort family, Wetter is also known as Harkortstadt . This manifests itself in the naming u. a. of the Harkortsee , the Harkortberg and the Harkortturm .

During the Ruhr occupation in 1923, today's urban area was divided by Wetter: North of the Ruhr (today Alt-Wetter) British and French occupiers were present, while the southern part (Volmarstein and Wengern) was free. For example, the Overwegbrücke, which connects Oberwengern and Alt-Wetter, was a border and control point, and long commutes had to be planned for on the other side of the Ruhr on the way to work or school.

In 1943, the headquarters of the Gauleitung of the NSDAP-Gaues Westfalen-Süd was moved from Bochum , which was already badly destroyed by bombing, to Wetter on the Harkortberg. Gauleiter Albert Hoffmann resided here . Among other things, he was responsible for the fact that the bridges over the Ruhr were blown up in the last days of the war. The bunkers on the mountain still show the remains of the command post, but they are not accessible.

With the municipal territorial reform ( law for the reorganization of the Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis ), the Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis was restructured on January 1, 1970, and the formerly independent communities of Esborn , Volmarstein and Wengern south of the Ruhr have since formed with the former City of Wetter ( Wetter / Ruhr or Wetter a. D. Ruhr ) the new city of Wetter (Ruhr). Since then, small parts of the former municipalities of Berge and Silschede have also belonged to Wetter.

Citizens' groups have been fighting to maintain the Stork green corridor since 2009 .

Population development

Population development since 1970 (still without correction according to the 2011 census )

Data on the city-wide population development are only directly comparable for the period from the last regional reform in 1970 (incorporation of Esborn, Volmarstein and Wengern) until today. Figures up to 1969 relate to the former municipalities, the former layouts of which largely, but not exactly, correspond to today's districts.

Around 27,700 people currently live in Wetter (as of 2013). In 1973 the highest population was recorded with around 31,300 people. Since 1999 the number of inhabitants has been increasing. a. due to demographic change . The 2011 census also corrected the population slightly downwards.

By far the most populous district is Volmarstein with 12,694 people, followed by Alt-Wetter with 8229, Wengern with 6534 and Esborn with 1740 people (as of January 2, 2009).

Administration and politics

City administration

The headquarters of the city administration is the Rathaus Wetter in the district of Alt-Wetter. The building was erected at the beginning of the 20th century and has been a listed building since 1984. In it are u. a. the mayor's office and the historic council chamber, which is still used for some meetings today. Other buildings with branches of the city administration are also located in Alt-Wetter:

  • Department of Youth, Social Affairs and Public Order - Bornstr. 2 (former nurses' home)
  • Faculty of Construction - Wilhelmstr. 21 (former vocational school)
  • Citizens' Office - Kaiserstr. 78 (in the Stadtsparkasse building)
  • City library - Bahnhofst. 19 (in the former station building)

As a municipal company there is also the Stadtbetrieb Wetter (Ruhr), which u. a. is responsible for waste, sewage, green space maintenance, street cleaning and winter services. It was initially an institution similar to that of its own business and has been an institution under public law of the city of Wetter (Ruhr) since 2001 .

City Council

Local election 2014
Turnout: 49.9% (2009: 52.8%)
n. k.
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+ 7.2  % p
-2.2  % p
-1.9  % p
+ 5.1  % p
-4.6  % p
-0.6  % p
-1.0  % p
-1.9  % p

In the council of the city of Wetter, the SPD was able to determine politics with an absolute majority until the local elections in 1999 . Since 1999, decisions in the council have been made by changing majorities, i.e. without a coalition , with the SPD still dominating as the strongest parliamentary group . In addition to the political parties , two local groups of voters are represented in Wetter , the Bürger für Wetter (BfW) and the Independent Voting Community Wetter (UWW). In the last local election in May 2014 , voter turnout in Wetter fell below 50 percent for the first time; the NPD previously represented in the council was no longer up for election, the AfD was newly elected to the council .

Local election results and allocation of seats in the city council from 1970
Parties and
groups of voters
elected representatives (seats)
1970 1975 1979 1984 1989 1994 1999 2004 2009 2014
SPD 21st ? ? ? 22nd 21st 17th 19th 15th 17th
CDU 13 ? ? ? 11 12 13 13 10 8th
FDP 3 ? ? ? 2 2 2 4th 4th 2
GREEN - - - ? 4th 4th 3 5 6th 5
BfW - - - - - - 5 5 2 1
UWW - - - - - - - - 2 1
NPD - - - - - - - - 1 -
AfD - - - - - - - - - 2
Mandate holder in total 37 ? ? ? 39 39 40 46 40 36


As in the whole of North Rhine-Westphalia, there was a "municipal dual leadership " of city ​​director and mayor in Wetter until the mid / late 1990s . As the main administrative officer , the city director was responsible for official decisions and all administrative matters. The mayor, on the other hand, was active on a voluntary basis and primarily had political and representative tasks. He was chosen from the center of the council (elected by the council members) and chaired it, so he was not directly elected by the population.

Since the regional reform in 1970 (incorporation of Esborn, Volmarstein and Wengern), the following people have been honorary mayors of Wetter:

  • January 1970 – April 1970: Helmut Barbe (SPD, former Mayor of Volmarstein; provisionally appointed by the Minister of the Interior)
  • April 1970–1975: Wilhelm Weslowski (* 1916, SPD)
  • 1975–1995: Ulrich Schmidt (* 1942, SPD)
  • 1996–1997: Werner Laberenz (* 1938, SPD)

In 1994, the municipal code for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was changed and stipulated that the dual leadership should be abolished by 1999 at the latest. In Wetter, a full-time mayor ( election officer ) was elected directly by the population for the first time on May 22, 1997 .

In the mayoral election on November 11, 2007, the municipal electoral law of North Rhine-Westphalia , which came into force on October 17, 2007, was applied, which provided for a term of office of six years and did not require a runoff. With a turnout of 43.8%, the SPD candidate Frank Hasenberg was elected with 45.9% of the vote. Hasenberg was the first mayor in North Rhine-Westphalia to be elected without an absolute majority . In the following mayoral election, which took place in Wetter on September 22, 2013 parallel to the federal election , Hasenberg was confirmed in office with a turnout of 70.6% with 64.7% of the votes. The two competitors from the CDU and the Greens received 22.6% and 12.7% of the vote.

coat of arms

The city's coat of arms was created during the municipal reform in 1970 and was awarded in early 1971. In the upper section, it shows a “W” in the shape of a pinnacle, which is reminiscent of the two castle ruins. The chess bar below shows the earlier solidarity of the County of Mark . Finally, the trefoil is taken from the old coat of arms of the Volmarstein office and symbolizes the former noblemen of Volmarstein.

Town twinning

City partnerships have existed since 1990 with the small town of Stadtilm in Thuringia , since 1998 with the Polish rural community of Turawa and since 2000 with the English community of South Elmsall ( City of Wakefield ). The village of Węgry , which bears the German place name Wengern , also belongs to the Upper Silesian municipality of Turawa ; In Wetter, the partnership is mainly supported by organizations from the Wengern district .

Culture and sights

Tower of the Weather Castle
The five-gable corner in the freedom Alt-Wetter
Flywheel in the Schöntal


  • Rathaus Wetter : An old town hall in Alt-Wetter, completed in 1909. It was built according to plans by the government master builder Gustav Werner and was a gift from Gustav Vorsteher to the city.
  • Haus Hove : A property located in Oberwengern. Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben resided here with Henriette von Schwachenberg.
  • The Harkort Tower was built in 1884 and is 35 meters high. The tower can only be accessed on certain occasions or by arrangement with the Wetter Heimatverein and offers a view over the Harkortsee to the Sauerland .
  • Volmarstein Castle : A castle ruin with a distant view of the Ruhr valley. The complex was built in 1100 by the Archbishop of Cologne, Friedrich I. von Schwarzenburg .
  • Freedom Wetter: A medieval town center with restored half-timbered houses. The five-gable corner, an ensemble consisting of several houses, should be emphasized here.
  • Burg Wetter : The Burg Wetter is an important castle ruin, it is part of the freedom Wetter.
  • Railway viaduct over the Elbsche , a tributary of the Ruhr, in Wengern.
  • Glue box : A medieval building in the old village center of Wengern.


  • Steam engine flywheel: An industrial monument in the Alt-Wetter district. The steam engine flywheel comes from the former Harkort steelworks and was located at the ship landing stage on Lake Harkort . It was removed in 2009 and later moved to the Schöntal industrial park.
  • Friedrich Harkort memorial plaque on the Harkortsee
  • Memorial plaque to the Kapp Putsch at Wetter station for the fighting that took place there (since 1987)
  • Grave for the volunteer corps fighters who fell in Wetter in the Wetter cemetery. Later on, tombstones were added on the same area to commemorate workers killed in the Kapp Putsch and a female citizen.
  • Cenotaph: It is located on the Ehrenmalweg in Alt-Wetter. From there you have a panoramic view over the Harkortsee.
  • Memorial to the dead in the wars of 1866 and 1870/71: This memorial is located near the Volmarstein Castle .
  • Memorial to the dead of the First World War (1914–1918) in Volmarstein am Loh
  • Memorial to the dead from 1939 to 1945: This memorial is located near the Volmarstein Castle.
  • Freiherr vom Stein memorial at the town hall

Tourist sights

Urban hiking trails

There are several hiking trails available in and around Wetter:

  • “Harkortweg”, not to be confused with the X17 hiking trail of the Sauerland Mountain Association
  • "Von-der-Recke-Weg"
  • "Davidis Way"
  • "Drei-Dörfer-Weg" over the Höstreichberg
    • "Three-Villages-Way Albringhausen"
    • "Drei-Dörfer-Weg Esborn"
    • "Three-Villages-Path Vosshöfen"
  • "Mining trails"
    • "Erbstollenweg"
    • "Schlebuscher way"
    • "Neuwülfingsburg-Weg"
  • "Freiherr-vom-Stein-Weg"

Lichtburg, Stadtsaal and Bürgerhaus

The Lichtburg is a small cinema that can also be used for cultural events, etc. a. is used by the suitcase theater. The Lichtburg is managed by the Association Independent Cultural Center Lichtburg e. V. This also manages the city hall, which can accommodate around 500 people and can also be rented for private events. The Elbschehalle, the community center and the Villa Vorsteher are also used for events and by associations.

Regular events

The lake festival is usually celebrated one week before or after the summer holidays at Harkortsee, depending on how the holidays are.

Religious communities

Old weather


  • Evangelical Free Church Congregation Grundschöttel (EFG)
  • Evangelical free church community in Köhlerwaldstrasse
  • Protestant Church Parish Volmarstein
  • Protestant Church Parish Grundschöttel
  • Roman Catholic Church Grundschöttel (St. Augustine and Monika)
  • Christian congregation (closed brotherhood)


  • Protestant Church Wengern
  • New Apostolic Congregation Wengern
  • Roman Catholic Church Wengern (St. Liborius)


In weather more are popular sports - and sport-specific sports clubs home. There are sports fields on the Harkortberg in Alt-Wetter, on the Böllberg in Esborn, on the Brasberg in Wengern and in the Köhlerwaldstraße in Volmarstein. The main use of almost all courts is for football. In Oberwengern (Volmarstein) there is an indoor pool , in Alt-Wetter there is an outdoor pool , which was converted into a natural pool in 2006. One of the largest climbing parks in North Rhine-Westphalia is located on the Harkortberg .

Some sports clubs and athletes from Wetter were or are known nationwide. This concerns v. a. the areas of canoe polo , dance sport , table tennis and equestrian . From the Canoe Club Wetter / Ruhr 1901 e. V. (KC Wetter) the women's canoe polo team became German champions in 2008 and the men's canoe polo team plays in the Bundesliga . In table tennis, the men's team of the gymnastics community Harkort 1861 e. V. (TGH Wetter) in the 1979/80 season the promotion round to the 1st Bundesliga , but renounced promotion due to a lack of sponsors; the team broke up and the club played in the district league the following season. Athletes from the Tanzsportzentrum Wetter-Ruhr e. V. (TSZ Wetter), who resides in the former "Bürgerertreff" at Schmandbruch, has already won several national titles. For the rural breeding, riding and driving association Volmarstein e. V. (LZRFV Volmarstein) started or start u. a. the dressage rider Pia Laus-Schneider and the eventing rider Dirk Schrade , both of whom were or are successful on a national and international level.

Infrastructure and economy


Listed and converted reception building of the Wetter (Ruhr) station

Wetter is on the federal motorway 1 (junction Volmarstein) and the federal road 226 . Wetter is the starting point of federal highway 234 .

Wetter belongs to the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) and has a train station and a bus station . There are railway connections via the S 5 to Dortmund and Hagen (as the S 8 further via Wuppertal and Düsseldorf to Mönchengladbach ) as well as a regional train or regional express connection (RB 40, RE 16) via Witten and Bochum to Essen and in the opposite direction to Hagen or Siegen and Iserlohn . The nearest long-distance train stations are in Hagen, Dortmund and Bochum. There are also connections to Witten and Hagen, as well as to Ennepetal , Gevelsberg , Hattingen , Herdecke and Sprockhövel - Haßlinghausen
via bus lines . There are two citizens' bus associations in Wetter (Alt-Wetter and Wengern) with a total of five lines.

The long- distance cycle routes Ruhrtalradweg , from the source of the Ruhr in Winterberg to the confluence with the Rhine near Duisburg and Kaiser-Route , from Aachen to Paderborn lead along the Ruhr through Wetter.

Another Ruhr bridge between Oberwengern (south of the Ruhr) and the western city limits of Alt-Wetter and Herdecke (north of the Ruhr) has been in operation since spring 2011. This should lead the traffic out of the center of Alt-Wetter. In this context, the state road 675 between Hagen-Vorhalle and Oberwengern, which ran south of the Ruhr, was upgraded to federal road 226.

Public facilities

Various municipal institutions (including schools and city operations) exist in Wetter as public institutions . The city is also the seat of the district court responsible for Wetter and the neighboring city of Herdecke and a youth detention center .

Rescue services

Wetter has a volunteer fire department . It is made up of five fire fighting units (Alt-Wetter, Esborn, Grundschöttel, Volmarstein and Wengern), which in turn are divided into three fire-fighting units (Alt-Wetter, Volmarstein-Grundschöttel and Wengern-Esborn).

The rescue service is operated by the rescue station of the City of Wetter with employed paramedics.

The technical relief organization has a local branch in Wengern. Subordinate to him is a technical train with the specialist group on water hazards . The cities of Wetter and Herdecke are in his area of ​​responsibility.

The local association of the German Life Saving Society (DLRG) ensures safety on the Harkortsee . The Wetter City Hospital was closed. The supply is now ensured by hospitals in the neighboring cities of Witten, Herdecke and Hagen.


There are seven primary schools in Wetter :

  • Municipal Community Primary School Alt-Wetter ("Mountain School")
  • Municipal Community Primary School Esborn (Albringhausen)
  • Urban community primary school Grundschöttel
  • Schmandbruch municipal primary school
  • Municipal community elementary school Volmarstein
  • Municipal Community Primary School Wengern ("Osterfeldschule")
  • Weather Municipal Catholic St. Rafael Elementary School

Wetter has the following secondary schools:

and the Adult Education Center Witten-Wetter-Herdecke


Orthopedic Clinic of the ESV in Volmarstein

Several well-known companies are based in the city:

  • ABUS - August Bremicker and Sons KG
  • bitwork GmbH
  • Pencil Stahl GmbH
  • BURG FW Lüling KG
  • Burg-Wächter KG
  • Buerststätte GmbH & Co. KG - stamped parts
  • Demag Cranes & Components GmbH
  • Earth Music
  • Evangelical Foundation Volmarstein , diaconal institution for the disabled, care for the elderly and orthopedics
  • INTERSTAHL Service GmbH & Co. KG
  • König GmbH
  • NOBA bandages
  • Pet. Casp. Huh Fischer GmbH & Co. KG - since 1792
  • QASS GmbH (high frequency analysis)
  • RZV Rechenzentrum Volmarstein GmbH
  • Sichelschmidt GmbH - forklifts
  • SOREL GmbH microelectronics - temperature controller
  • SSK from Schaewen Wetter GmbH
  • Taprogge GmbH
  • TQ Systems
  • W. Humberg GmbH & Co. KG (special combustion tubes and oxygen core lances)
  • Wesendrup-AVU-Recycling GmbH & Co. KG (waste paper recycling, file and data carrier destruction)
  • Zeschky Galvanik GmbH & Co. KG.


Luther Church , built by Eduard Goecker and inaugurated in 1906
Rethel painting by the Harkort workshops in the freedom weather
Statue of Freiherr vom Stein at the town hall

Honorary citizen

  • since 1906: Gustav Vorsteher (1836–1914), entrepreneur and patron born in Wetter, who served the city a. a. donated the property for the former hospital, the town hall and the Harkort Tower and left the villa to the head of the family

People born in the city

People who were born in Esborn , Grundschöttel , Volmarstein or Wengern before the community reform in 1970 are listed in the relevant articles.

  • Eberhard Ahrens (1892–1945), German medical officer (Navy), most recently admiral doctor with the rank of rear admiral
  • Andreas Bech (* 1969), world rowing champion and Olympian born in Wetter
  • Martin Böcker (* 1958), organist born in Wetter
  • Gerhard Claas (1928–1988), Baptist pastor born in Wetter and general secretary of the Baptist World Federation
  • Erwin Geldmacher (1885–1965), professor of business administration born in Wetter
  • Eduard Honigmann (1809–1886), mountain master and mine owner born in Wetter
  • Horst Ilberg (* 1930), national table tennis player born in Wetter and senior world champion in doubles
  • Angelika Kempfert (* 1946), politician born in Wetter, State Councilor in Hamburg
  • Helmut Kollhosser (1934–2004), lawyer and university professor born in Wetter
  • Günter Leifheit (1920–2009), entrepreneur born in Wetter
  • Jürgen Renfordt (* 1955), born in Wetter, pop singer, composer, lyricist, producer and radio host
  • Berta Schulz (1878–1950), politician born in Wetter, member of the Reichstag in the Weimar Republic
  • Peter Strauch (* 1943), free church theologian, author and songwriter born in Wetter
  • Gustav Vorsteher (1836–1914), pit timber industrialist born in Wetter, sponsor and honorary citizen of the city of Wetter

People who work or have worked in the city

Persons who died before the community reform in 1970 in the towns of Esborn , Volmarstein or Wengern or who mainly worked there are listed in the corresponding articles.

  • Bernd Becker (* 1969), director of the Evangelical Press Association for Westphalia and Lippe (EPWL), was pastor in the Evangelical Reformed parish Wetter-Freiheit from 2000 to 2007
  • Marquard Bohm (1941–2006), actor who died in Wetter
  • Rudolf Bredt (1842–1900), mechanical engineer and entrepreneur who died in Wetter, temporarily owner of Stuckenholz AG in Wetter
  • Edward Carstenn (1886–1957), high school teacher and regional historian who died in Wetter
  • Extrabreit , the band of the Neue Deutsche Welle lived for a short time from 1982 in a single-family house on Bismarckstrasse in Wetter
  • Eduard Goecker (1848–1931), pastor and builder of the Luther Church in Wetter
  • Julius von Grawert (1746–1821), Prussian officer, governor of Wetter
  • Friedrich Harkort (1793–1880), entrepreneur and politician who temporarily lived in Wetter in the early days of the industrial revolution
  • Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg (1802–1869), theologian and Old Testament scholar who grew up in Wetter
  • Johann Heinrich Karl Hengstenberg (1770–1834), teacher, preacher and hymn poet who died in Wetter, worked in Wetter for several years
  • Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798–1874), childhood friend of Henriette von Schwachenberg, the landlady of Haus Hove in Wetter-Oberwengern
  • Klaus Homburg (1934–2012), Superintendent of the Evangelical Church District Gelsenkirchen and Wattenscheid, worked from 1975 to 1988 as a pastor in the Evangelical Reformed parish of Wetter-Freiheit
  • Rainer Johannes Homburg (* 1966), organist, choir director and conductor who grew up in Wetter
  • Johann Ehrenfried Honigmann (1775–1855), Markscheider at the Oberbergamt in Wetter
  • Ernst Honigmann (1789–1848), mountain sworn in Wetter, later head of the Stinnes collieries in Essen
  • Heinrich Kamp (1786–1853), together with Friedrich Harkort, founded the mechanical workshops Harkort & Co. at Wetter Castle
  • Hanno Kesting (1925–1975), sociologist, lived temporarily in Wetter and was a council member there
  • Max Klaas (* 1993 in Hagen), percussionist living in Wetter
  • Leo Konopczynski (1927–2003), footballer, occasionally active in the weather
  • Georg Lackum († 1591), was executed as a murderer on December 11, 1591 in Wetter
  • Pia Laus-Schneider (* 1968), dressage rider who grew up in Wetter
  • Count Eberhard I. von der Mark , he received Wetter Castle from his father as a wedding present
  • Count Engelbert I. von der Mark , he was the builder of Wetter Castle
  • Count Engelbert III. von der Mark , he died of the plague on St. Thomas's Day in 1391 at Wetter Castle
  • Heinrich Plange (1857–1942), an architect who died in Wetter, lived in the city for several years
  • Alfred Rethel (1816–1859), painter, created a painting for the Harkort workshops in Wetter Castle around 1834 , which is an important representation of the beginning industrialization
  • Wolfgang Andreas Reuter (1866–1947), engineer and entrepreneur, temporarily active in Wetter
  • Hartmut Riemenschneider (* 1958), President of the Federation of Evangelical Free Churches, former Baptist pastor in Wetter
  • Johann August Sack (1764–1831), Prussian civil servant, mountain ridge and mountain judge in Wetter
  • Ulrich Schmidt (* 1942 in Witten), politician, former mayor of Wetter and President of the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Matthias Schreiber (* approx. 1964), the person in charge of contact with churches and religious communities in the State Chancellery in Düsseldorf, was pastor in the Evangelical Reformed parish of Wetter-Freiheit from 1985 to 2001
  • Reimar Julius von Schwerin (1695–1754), Prussian lieutenant general, Drost von Wetter
  • Georgios Souleidis (* 1972), chess player, played at times at SVG Ruhrtal Wetter
  • Heinrich Friedrich Karl Reichsfreiherr vom und zum Stein (1757–1831), Prussian civil servant, minister and reformer, is considered the originator of local self-government , mining authority director in Wetter (1784–1793), reorganized the accounting there
  • Leo Tilgner (1892–1971), graphic artist who died in Wetter
  • Alfred Trappen (1828–1908), mechanical engineer, headed the machine factory Kamp & Co. in Wetter for over four decades
  • Johannes Zauleck (1877–1942), pastor born in Bremen, author and editor a. a. the newspaper “For our children” (Bertelsmann publishing house 1919–1941), worked from 1920 to 1942 in the Evangelical Reformed parish Wetter-Freiheit

Web links

Commons : Wetter (Ruhr)  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Wetter (Ruhr)  - Sources and full texts
Wikivoyage: Wetter (Ruhr)  - travel guide

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. a b c Topographical Information Management, Cologne District Government, Department GEObasis NRW ( information )
  3. The u. a. von der Stadt Wetter ( Memento of the original from March 9, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Common information, the area at the water tower Loh with 258  m above sea level. NN height is the highest point of the urban area is wrong. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. ^ Rudolf Buschmann: Wetter ad Ruhr, contribution to the history of the homeland . Commissionsverlag Carl Edelhoff Wwe., Wetter ad Ruhr 1901, p. 329 .
  5. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 113 .
  6. ^ City of Wetter (Ruhr): Demography Report 2009 . P. 6 (database: population registration data as of January 2, 2009)
  7. ^ Result of municipal council election Wetter (Ruhr) 2014 , preliminary final result
  8. ^ Horst Wientzek: Weather - City on the Ruhr. Rath-Druck, Wetter (Ruhr), 1982. p. 254
  9. a b c d e State database of North Rhine-Westphalia. Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW , 2013, accessed on October 19, 2013 (retrieval of values ​​via code 14431-01 Local council elections : eligible voters, voters, valid votes and elected representatives by party ).
  10. Preliminary results of the elections on May 25, 2014. p. 212
  11. Martin Fehndrich: rule change during the mayoral election. November 10, 2007, accessed September 22, 2013 .
  12. ↑ Sister cities. (No longer available online.) Stadt Wetter (Ruhr), archived from the original on October 21, 2013 ; Retrieved October 22, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  13. cf. Thea A. Struchtemeier: "Weather went out of the weather!" - Reminiscence of the history of the creation of the worker plaque commemorating the suppression of the Kapp Putsch in March 1920 , in: 1999, magazine for the social history of the 20th and 21st centuries . Century, Volume 6, January 1991, Issue 1, p. 161 ff.
  14. Hiking in Wetter. City marketing for Wetter eV, accessed on May 8, 2014 .
  15. Overview of hiking trails. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on May 8, 2014 ; accessed on May 8, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. Three Villages Way. City marketing for Wetter eV, accessed on May 8, 2014 .
  17. Mining circular routes. City marketing for Wetter eV, accessed on May 8, 2014 .
  18. Erbstollenweg - gpx file for navigation devices. Retrieved May 8, 2014 .
  19. History of origin. (No longer available online.) Sportverein Wetter 1981 e. V., archived from the original on December 9, 2013 ; Retrieved December 4, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  20. ^ Axel Gaiser: Olympic Games. The first gold for Volmarstein. In: WAZ . July 31, 2012, accessed December 4, 2016 .
  21. Overview of bus routes. OpenPTMap based on Openstreetmap, accessed on May 8, 2014 .
  22. The new Ruhr bridge. (No longer available online.) Stadt Wetter (Ruhr), archived from the original on October 29, 2013 ; Retrieved October 22, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  23. ^ Groundbreaking ceremony for the new federal road - B226 in Wetter is relocated. (No longer available online.) Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW , July 26, 2004, archived from the original on October 29, 2013 ; Retrieved October 23, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  24. Homepage local association DRK Wetter. Retrieved May 8, 2014 .
  25. Homepage local association DLRG Wetter. Retrieved May 8, 2014 .
  26. ^ City of Wetter (Ruhr): Gustav Vorsteher. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on September 25, 2013 ; Retrieved May 7, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  27. ^ Evangelical Church of Westphalia (press release): Bernd Becker becomes head of the Protestant press association. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on May 8, 2014 ; Retrieved May 7, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  28. Bernd Becker: Superintendent i. R. Klaus Homburg celebrated his 70th birthday. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on October 12, 2006 ; accessed on May 8, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  29. Rüdiger Höcker: Mourning Altsuperintendt Dr. Hoburg. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on May 8, 2014 ; accessed on May 8, 2014 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  30. Ralf-Peter Fuchs: The Lackum murder case. Justice and everyday life in the "Ruhr area" around 1590. Retrieved on October 23, 2013 .
  31. Pastor and author Dr. Matthias Schreiber. Retrieved May 7, 2014 .
  32. ^ Olaf Simons: Johannes Zauleck. Retrieved May 7, 2014 .