Industriemuseum Unterer Eisenhammer

In dieser Sektion finden Sie Informationen über das Industriemuseum "Unterer Eisenhammer" in Exten und seine Geschichte.

 


"Das bisher Erreichte ist in unserem Bundesland schon als herausragend zu bezeichnen."

Rüdiger Heßling 1. Vorsitzender “Mühlenvereinigung Niedersachsen-Bremen e.V.“


 

 


"Die Mit­glie­der des Hei­mat­ver­eins Ex­ten haben den Ei­sen­ham­mer zu ei­nem In­dus­trie­denk­mal ers­ter Güte her­aus­ge­putzt. Die Ei­sen­häm­mer waren die Keim­zelle der In­dus­tria­li­sie­rung in der Re­gion und da­her hat sich die Stadt auch dazu ent­schie­den, auch die Ge­bäu­desub­stanz des Obe­ren Ei­sen­ham­mers zu sichern."

Karl-Heinz Buchholz, Bür­ger­meis­ter der Stadt Rinteln.


 

 


"DAS! ist der Hammer!"

Uwe Bahn, Moderator beim NDR nach Aufnahmen für seine Reisesendung.


 

 


„Danke, es war hammermäßig!“

Sandra Eckardt, Moderatorin beim NDR nach einer gelungenen Live-Fernsehreportage vom Museum.


 

 

Welcome to our industrial museum „Unter Eisenhammer” (Lower iron hammer)

This site was established by Johann Peter Kretzer in 1746 and has been owned by the Kretzer family ever since. Once there were water wheels at both sides of this building. In Exten, part of the water of the river Exter is diverted into artificial arms in order to drive mills and hammer mills. As early as in the 14th century the so-called “Mühlenexter” (mill Exter) was trenched which provided the mills of the “Jakobi-Monastery” and the city moat of the fortress “Rinteln” with water. The water was led through the so-called hammer trench to the mill wheels which powered the tilt hammers. Later spring hammers were used. Mostly sickles and spades were made here.
ExtenThis building was erected around 1900. In 1902 an electric power station was built after installing a turbine which replaced the water wheel. The control centre was put up here and an electric line to the village was installed. Until 2004 spades and picks were produced here by the Kretzer family. Since 2006 this building has been protected as an historical building.

Here – in our historical Iron Hammer where we still generate our electricity on our own – we show pre-industrial tools and machines for forging – dating back to the time of around 1900. The exhibition contains the complete, well-preserved and fully functional old handicraft technology.

 

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