Historic distillery Rönsahl

Industrial monument

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Built in 1870/71, the building bears witness to the prosperity of its builder, farmer Wilhelm Haase. The two-story gabled house made of quarry stone and brick with its slate roof remained in the family until the 1950s, before the Krugmann grain distillery from Meinerzhagen took over the business and continued to run it until 2007. Since 2008, the building has been used as a village community center, event center and brewery with a taproom. An exhibition shows the history of powder manufacturing in Kierspe.

Außenansicht Historische Brennerei

Innenansicht Historische Brennerei

Wegkreuzung Rönsahl


Historic distillery Rönsahl

Hauptstraße 23

58566 Kierspe

Telefon: 02269/482 oder 0170/2972530




Current note: Please check the facility's website for information on whether and under what current conditions a visit is possible.

The founding of the Historic Distillery Rönsahl is closely related to the Iron Road of Südwestfalen, as the distillery was certainly built because of its location along the route of the Iron Road. Weddingens Neues Westfälisches Magazin (New Westphalian Magazine) describes already in 1798: " The village has a lot of passages, especially all coals that are transported to Schwarzenberg and Homburg pass through it. Although the roads there are very miserable, the 4 innkeepers are very popular.

The army road (since 1811 also called Chaussee and new Bergische Eisenstraße ) to Wipperfürth and Remscheid, the coal road from Halver over the Wernscheid "into the Schwarzenbergische", the Bergisch-Märkische border, the powder mills and iron hammers, but also a part of the yarn trade from Hessen into Wuppertal were important factors for the foundation of a commercial distillery in Rönsahl.

The building has been a listed building since 1986. After the use as a grain distillery ended, the building stood empty for several years. In 2008, the former distillery was purchased by the local mayor of Rönsahl, who converted the distillery into a cultural and event center.

Today, the historic distillery Rönsahl hosts cultural events, weddings and every 1st Friday of the month the distillery regulars' table in the brewing cellar. Here the top-fermented, naturally cloudy Rönsahler Landbier is brewed according to old tradition and the purity law of 1516, which can also be tasted.

Guided tours: by appointment are possible. Cost: 3,- € per person, for groups under 10 persons the minimum fee is 30,- €, duration of the tour about 60 minutes.

Contact: Historische Brennerei Rönsahl e.V., Mr. Becker, Tel.: 02269/482, e-mail: roho.becker@t-online.de

Text source © Historical Distillery Rönsahl / Horst Becker

The Historic Distillery is also the starting and finishing point of the hiking tour along the Wipper and Lingesetalsperre. On site, a hiking overview board gives an overview of the hiking route.

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