Historic Raiffeisenstraße

A work for generations

 

The 23rd march,1984 will come as an important date into the historical spelling of the Westerwald region: during this day the street between Hamm and Neuwied, via Weyerbusch  got the name of its builder, the social reformer and rural cooperative founder Frederick Wilhem Raiffeisen. "historic Raiffeisenstrasse" is entitled in double respect to carry this name. It was built by Raiffeisen and the most important stations of his life and work also lie with her.




 Road construction as a state of emergency measures
Historische Raiffeisenstraße


Frederick Wilhem Raiffeisen came in Weyerbusch in 1845 as a young mayor. Still in the same year he built a new school. Two other school new buildings followed in neighbouring municipalities of his office.


 During the hard winter 1846/47 in which hunger was leading, Raiffeisen took some emergency measures in order to provide the poor with work, and with it money and bread. One of these measures was the road construction and road building, which was still in the corvée at that time. 


At that time, the region Westerwald was hardly opened. There was the old Poststrasse, a street between Cologne and Frankfurt. Weyerbusch layed by this street, however there was no sufficient traffic facility from Weyerbusch to the Rhine, the big traffic artery. Raiffeisen is the one who developed this road of about 40 km which lead from Weyerbusch  to Heddesdorf near Neuwied via  Flammersfeld and Rengsdorf to a modern highway.



 

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Tourist - Information Raiffeisenland
Scheidter Str. 11
57577 Hamm (Sieg)
Tel.: +49 2682 96 97 89
Fax: +49 2682 67 420
email: raiffeisen@hamm-sieg.de


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                     thursday

                    15h - 17h


and by appointment

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Volksbank Hamm (Sieg) e.G.
IBAN:DE63573915000030000307
SWIFT-BIC: GENODE51HAM


Sparkasse Westerwald-Sieg
IBAN:DE37573510300010000016

SWIFT-BIC: MALADE51AKI


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