Lintorf is a quarter in the northern part of the city
Ratingenat the transition of the foreland of the Berg region into the lower Rhine plain. The elevation is 35 m above sea level. Population: 3,671 (1939), 14,954 (2003). Area: 16.85 km² (2003).
Lintorf is connected with a long railway line connecting
Cologne- Ratingen- Duisburg, since 1985 has no train station. The place is connected by the autobahns A52 (Essen- Düsseldorf, exit Ratingen Tiefenbroich), A524 (autobahn interchange Breitscheid- Krefeld, exit Ratingen-Lintorf), A3 ( Oberhausen-Cologne, exit A52) and the old boundary lies in the northern edge of the approach lane of the Düsseldorf International 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 to countries such as the United States and Australia. Ratingen had been the site of an atrocity in April 1945. The bodies of eight German anti-Nazis, one woman and two Polish men, were found lying in woods near the town. The rural scattered housing estate developed in the time after
World War IIfrom suburban residents of the surrounding cities, primarily from Düsseldorf (12 km). In the first half of the 20th century, lead, clay/tone and gravel was mined, in the period after World War II, the auto manufacturer Hoffmann (licensed production of the Vespascooter), the company Constructa( washing machines), as well as the company Hünnebeck(metal scaffold construction). Outlined nearly the entire old village center until 1975. The surrounding forests are a popular scenic area.
Since 1975, part of the city
Ratingen, Mettmann district, Düsseldorf region, North Rhine-Westphaliastate. Until 1974, it was an independent municipality and seat of the administration of Amt Angerland.
*http://www.lintorfer.info with photos of Lintorf (in German)
*http://www.lintorf-die-quecke.de of the Lintorfer of association for local history (in German)
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