Quarter of Ratingen
Helpenstein mill, built before 1157
|• Total||16.85 km2 (6.51 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||35 m (115 ft)|
|• Density||900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
History, geography & transportEdit
Lintorf was suburbanised in 1975. Ratingen belongs to the Mettmann district in the Düsseldorf region (North Rhine-Westphalia state). Before then, Lintorf was an independent municipality and seat of administration of Amt Angermund (since early 14th century; 1929-1950 "Amt Ratingen-Land"; 1950-1974 "Amt Angerland").
Lintorf is on the Cologne-Ratingen-Duisburg line, but since 1985 has had no train stations. The place is connected by autobahns A52 (Essen—Düsseldorf, exit Ratingen Tiefenbroich), A524 (autobahn interchange Breitscheid—Krefeld, exit Ratingen-Lintorf), A3 (Oberhausen—Cologne, exit A52). The old boundary lies in the northern edge of the approach lane of the Düsseldorf Airport (3 km runway).
Lintorf was the site of a displaced persons camp after World War II, providing a home for Ukrainians, Poles and Yugoslavs awaiting immigration. Ratingen has been the site of a war crime in April 1945. The bodies of eight German anti-Nazis, one woman and two Polish men were found lying in woods near the town.
In the first half of the 20th century, lead, clay and gravel was mined. In the period after World War II, the auto manufacturer Hoffmann (licensed production of the Vespa scooter), the company Constructa (washing machines), as well as the company Hünnebeck (metal scaffold construction).
A rural scattered housing estate developed in the time after World War II from suburban residents of the surrounding cities, primarily from Düsseldorf (12 km). The surrounding forests are a popular scenic area.
Since 19th century, population has grown from 872 (1816) to 15,162 (2014).
- Johann Peter Melchior (1747–1825), sculptor and porcelain artist
- Jakob Oswald Hoffmann (1896–1972), entrepreneur (Hoffmann-Werke Lintorf)
- Kurt Krüger (1920–2003), footballer
- Bastian Fleermann, historian
- Dieter Nuhr (born 1960), comedian, kabarettist (German cabaret, mostly political satire) and author
- "www.Lintorf.de". www.Lintorf.de. Retrieved 2013-05-07. (in German)
- "Ein Webportal für Lintorf". Lintorfer.info. Archived from the original on 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-05-07. with photos of Lintorf (in German)
- "Lintorf Online - Verein Lintorfer Heimatfreunde e.V". Lintorf-die-quecke.de. 2003-02-03. Retrieved 2013-05-07. of the Lintorfer of association for local history (in German)
- "Stadt Ratingen". Ratingen.de. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "DP Camps in Germany, Camps La-Li". Dpcamps.org. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "Atrocity. Ratingen. Germany [13-May-1945]. D: ? [US, 1945]". Cine-holocaust.de. 1945-05-13. Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2013-05-07.