Marl is a small city in North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), western Germany. It is situated in the Ruhr industrial
district, just Northwest of Recklinghausen. First mentioned about 800 as a relatively large settlement,
the Marl district was sold to the archbishops of Cologne about 1000 and thereafter was part of the
“Vest Recklinghausen” of the prince electors. After 1802 it passed to the dukes of Arenberg, who
held it as a fief of Prussia from 1815. It grew with the development of coal and iron ore mining in the
late 19th century, and the town was chartered in 1936.
The town streatches in the North to the woodlands of the Haard and the natural park Hohe Mark.
Marl represents the smooth transition between the industrial Ruhrgebiet and the rural Münsterland.
The Northern town border coincides nearly completely with the course of the river Lippe.
Approximately 60% province are fields, woods, watercourses, parks and other green areas.
The town area was already populated in the old and middle Stone Age, as many archeological finds
in the district of Sinsen confirm. Remains of the first settlements are dated to 600 BC.
At 300 BC Celtic tribes settled in the area but were expelled by invading Germanic tribes.
The Brukterer controlled thereupon the area north of the river Lippe and the Marser lived south of the Lippe.
The Germanic invasion was stopped by the advance of the Romans, who built a huge fort in Haltern.
Remains of a smaller Roman fort were found at the city limit between Polsum and Herten.
After the Battle of the teutoburg forest in 9AC the Romans lost most of their influence and retreated behind the Rhine river.
The area was again in Germanic possession.
In 80 AC the Brukterer were expelled by rival tribes and moved to the today’s area of Recklinghausen.
Origin of the name
Marl was first documented in 890 in the urbarium of the benedictine abbey of Werden, which was founded in 799 during the Saxon wars.
There is written, that a Dagubraht donated his possession and revenues to the abbey for his salvation.
The name of Marl derives from the medieval place name Meronhlare.
Linguists interpreted this name as marshy area or range at a poud.
The name changed over the centuries from Marlar,Maerl to Marler and finally Marl.
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl
The Marl Sculpture Museum – opened in 1982 – has seen two focal points emerge in its collection over more than 30 years, both of which can be seen in its collection and exhibitions: sculptures from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day and new media arts. The name of the “Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl” describes both the venue itself, namely a museum space surrounded entirely by glass, and the museum’s thematic concept of openness and transparency.
The artworks in Marl are not hidden behind museum walls, but to a great extent are incorporated into the everyday life of the town.
The museum is also dedicated to the youngest genres of art, video and sound – since 1984, as the organiser of a prize for video art and, since 2002, as the host of the German Sound Art Award, both of which were merged in 2013 to form the Marl Media Art Award which results in an exhibition every two years.
Pretzel (German: Brezel) is a type of baked bread product made from dough most commonly shaped into a twisted knot. Pretzels originated in Europe, possibly among monks in the Early Middle Ages. The traditional pretzel shape is a distinctive nonsymmetrical form, with the ends of a long strip of dough intertwined and then twisted back into itself in a certain way.
Altbier (German: old beer) is a beer brewed in the historical region of Westphalia and around the city of Düsseldorf, Germany. Its name comes from it being top-fermented, an older method than the bottom fermentation of other lagered beers.Altbier is usually a dark copper colour. It is fermented at a moderate temperature using a top-fermenting yeast which gives its flavour some fruitiness, but matured at a cooler temperature, which gives it a cleaner and crisper taste more akin to lager beer styles than is the norm for top-fermented beers, such as British pale ale.
Hotel Loemuehle ☆☆☆☆
The historic Hotel Loemühle invites you to relax in its extensive themed sauna and wellness area, that is included in the room rate. Enjoy massages and aromatherapy sessions, work out in the fitness room, or unwind in the solarium.The hotel’s comfortably furnished single rooms and double rooms offer free WiFi. Try the restaurant’s hearty German specialities and delicious salads. The bar serves refreshing juices, select wines and cocktails. The hotel is only about 1 km from the A43 motorway’s Marl-Sinsen exit, providing you with maximum mobility. the sfaff speak our language!