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"Does the Waldheim still exist in Willingen (Upland)? It was owned by Ilsa Ladwig back in the 1980's to 1990's." (posted 04/12/2014)

After some research, I encountered this postcard. The image shows the former leisure center Waldheim, Am Köhlerhagen 4 in Willingen, which probably does not exist in that way any more. There is now a 'Waldhotel' there (Köhlerhagen 3). However, I cannot tell if the house still has a connection to the earlier one.
Answer provided by Gisela Biedermann on 11/30/-0001
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  • Mühlenkopfschanze
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    Mühlenkopfschanze

    Mühlenkopfschanze is a German ski jumping hill, located in Willingen. It is the world's biggest large hill, and holds World Cup events every year. The current hill record was made by Janne Ahonen in 2005. Ahonen jumped 155,5 meters, but the measuring system could only measure as far as 152 meters, downgrading Ahonen's jump from 155,5 to 152 meters.



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Willingen Overview

Willingen is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany, some 80 km west of Kassel (Kassel vacation rentals | Kassel travel guide). Willingen is regularly advertised as Willingen Hochsauerland and Willingen (Upland).

Willingen is found in Waldeck-Frankenberg district in the Upland (a German name, not the English word). Its main town stretches between two river valleys, the Hoppecke in the west and the Itter in the east.

Things to See in Willingen

Willingen's landmark is the great railway bridge, "Das Viadukt", built about 1918

Winter sports

Bowling clubs

International Ski Federation's yearly World Cup Ski-jumping competition at the Mühlenkopfschanze (a ski-jump arena with seats for 100,000) and the yearly "Mountainbike-Event" at the Ettelsberg (mountain) to which 35,000 spectators came in 2005.

Bike Arena Sauerland

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More about the History of Willingen

Willingen was founded in 1974 in the second municipal reform by uniting the villages of Bömighausen, Eimelrod, Hemmighausen, Neerdar, Rattlar, Schwalefeld, Welleringhausen and the climatic spas of Usseln and Willingen. Until 1929, Willingen belonged to the Free State of Waldeck (Waldeck vacation rentals | Waldeck travel guide), after which it passed to Prussia.

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Willingen is a community in Waldeck-Frankenberg in northern Hesse, Germany, some 80 km west of Kassel. Willingen is regularly advertised as Willingen Hochsauerland and Willingen (Upland).

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