"Off the beaten path, but not too far" Kamp-Lintfort by mtncorg

Kamp-Lintfort Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 7 photos

Like many German towns, Kamp-Lintfort comes from the almagation of two villages grown together. Kamp was the original village, growing up next to the monastery - kloster - that had been established on the little hill, Klosterberg. Lintfort came about in the 19th century with the development of the coal mine industry. The two towns are very different in their outlook, with Kamp being an aggregation of much older houses and much quieter. Lintfort was developed as a company town. The mine elevator serves as the 'church spire' for this half. The mine is still going with the elevator going over a kilometer deep into the earth. Originally, sections of the town were divided into the area where the normal workers, die Bergwerkers, lived and the much larger and grander area where the Beamte, the mine officials, lived.

  • Last visit to Kamp-Lintfort: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 2, 2003
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 4:09 PM

    Usual quality pages with a couple of excellent pics.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 9:32 PM

    wow nice....fond memories of K-L. as a younster ^..^ didn't expect seeing it here on VT, well done, thanx

  • shellybelly567's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2003 at 8:56 PM

    Isn't Germany great? I love these little towns like Kamp-Lintfort. Wenn ich nur in Deutschland beliben koennte...

  • chicabonita's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2003 at 1:34 PM

    Thanks for taking me to an unknown place in my home country :-)

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