The town of Wanne
- Eickel was founded on April 1st, 1925 because of the administrative
reform of the Ruhr - district. Wanne - Eickel was the smallest
town in regard to its superficis of the Federal Republic
of Germany, and there was a time Wanne - Eickel had the
highest density of population in Europe.
But a lot of people left Wanne - Eickel because of the change
in structure . Coal mining was given up in Wanne - Eickel
already during the 1960s. The incorporation of Wanne - Eickel
to Herne in 1975 caused further economical problems.
But Wanne - Eickel still remained to be popular. The name
ist world wide known, and mostly foreigners will laugh very
kindly, if you tell them that you was born in Wanne - Eickel.
This matter may not only caused by the old hit "The
moon of Wanne - Eickel". Nobody knows why the town
provocates people to make jokes...
Please visit on each case the famouse
kermis of Crange, the old
village of Crange, make a picknich at
the canal of Wanne - Eickel, vist the local
museum of Wanne - Eickel in the neigbourhood.
Visit the coal miner´s settlement
Koenigsgrube in Roehlinghausen, see Wanne
- Eickel at night and, even if you are only driving
motor - cars, respect Wanne
- Eickel as the town of the railroad.
Photos: A view
on Wanne - Eickel
A reminiscence to to old coal pit Unser Fritz (our Fredrik)
at the kermis of Crange.
The coal mined here comes from the northern part of the