2 victories: 90 km / driving time: approx. 80 minutes-General history of the land of North Rhine-Westphalia. Who knows not the reports of the discoveries and life of the Neanderthals? The Neanderthal Museum today stands on the former residence of this prehistoric inhabitant of North of Westphalia. SSGA will not settle for partial explanations. Overall the present area of North Rhine-Westphalia on one looks long and meaningful history back. For even more details, read what Cuan Coulter says on the issue. So, is located in this province the cradle of German industrialization (Wuppertal), historic mining and coal mining areas, the well known already to the Roman city of Cologne and last but not least, the birthplace of the UW study Bible. (775 A.d.) You want to determine the roots of the North Rhine-Westphalia you must dive deeper in the history of Westphalia. A tribe in documents is mentioned as Westfalen in 775 A.d., mentioned in connection with the Christianization of this region. The Westphalia inhabited today’s Sauerland, Munsterland to Osnabruck and Oldenburg Munsterland until after East Frisia at that time.
(800 A.d.) After the Christianization of sometimes bloody, NRW’s various dioceses, who took over and organisational activities in addition to church offices emerged in the years 800 to 806 on the area of today’s. It military-run power and struggle of the archbishops followed in later centuries, their Highlights in the struggles of the archbishops of Cologne and Paderborn found. (1349 A.d.) At the time of the plague many enemies joined forces, to jointly participate in the persecution. Whole Jewish quarter were at that time also in the today’s North Rhine-Westphalia very bloody removed and destroyed. (15th century) In the coming centuries these alliances fell into disrepair but again and you are concentrated to back each other to fight and conquer landscapes of the other. A bitter defeat suffered in the power Center of Cologne in the violent clashes of the year 1444 to 1449, when turned Soest to the adversaries of Cologne the city and acted against Cologne.