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History

Tönisvorst has been home to people for thousands of years. The oldest settlers proven to have lived in the area around Tönisvorst were people in the Stone Age, who settled here app. 5,000 years ago, as shown by finds in the form of stone tools found in Vorst. Roman federates followed, proven by a Roman cemetery near Hinkes Weisshof, later the Franks, who lay the foundation to the manors and farmsteads still in existence today. Tönisvorst was also witness to the Truchsessi War. Later, French troops assumed power after Napoleon had conquered the left Lower Rhine, until, eventually, the industrial age found its way into the city with its weaving traditions.

In the City Chronicles,  we have divided the history of Tönisvorst into its individual eras and described each in more detail. For anyone interested in even more information: The two heritage associations in St. Tönis and Vorst offer their comprehensive archives and serve as contacts with a profound knowledge of events.