"AHAUS ..." Ahaus by pieter_jan_v
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In 1030 for the first time "The House at the Aa" was named in official documents. In the 14th century the town got its city rights.
In 1406 the area came under control of the Bishop of Münster.
In 1653 the first German Porcellan factory was opened, but it was in operation for just 4 years.
In 1688 the old castle was replaced by a new castle in Barock style with waterways, that was finalized in 1690. In 1718 the adjacent gardens were completed.
In 1803 The castle became in hands of the Kings of Salm and got annexed by the French in 1810. In 1813 it changed again into Preusian hands.
In 1829 Hermann Oldenkott from Amsterdam bought the castle and started a tabacco factory in its buildings.
In 1863 Ahaus was hit hard by a city fire that destroyed the complete city.
In 1883 the clothing industry started at Ahaus.
In WWII the Castle was bombed and destroyed, but was rebuild in 1949.
Ahaus forms one area with the surrounding towns Alstätte, Graes, Ottenstein, Wessum and Wüllen.
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