Former workers’ district with listed houses from the Gründerzeit, built from 1880
The housing district between today’s Altenessener Straße and Stoppenberger Straße was built in the form of a chessboard in the 1880s. The so-called Eltingviertel is the first and therefore oldest systematic extension of the town centre. It was designed as a living area for the workers from the neighbouring Victoria-Mathias colliery. Named after Hermann Elting who built it, the Eltingviertel gives an interesting insight into large-scale housing construction in the 19th century. In Eltingstraße you can see a row of brick houses and rendered buildings from the Gründerzeit, the period of rapid industrial expansion in Germany. Today, many of the houses in Beisingstraße and Eltingstraße are listed buildings.
ContactEltingstr. / Gertrudisstr. / Eltingplatz
Distance from the Am Freistein stop:
200 m, follow Beisingstraße, turn right into Eltingstraße
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