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Accounting Hattingen

Accounting Hattingen
The “Hattingen-Land” (Hattingen and its surroundings) is ruled by the Counts of Stolberg-Wernigerode. The region is characterized by a strong coal mining and steel industry. Count Adolf von der Mark builds a castle on the Blankenstein Steyn to secure his rule over this region. The Protestant Reformation gains popularity in the region. Hattingen is fortified with stone walls, defensive towers and five city gates. It is granted the right to hold three fairs a year. In the following centuries, trade becomes more important for the community. Several guilds are established, especially the drapers.

During the Napoleonic Era, the Hattingen region is occupied by French troops. The area sinks into poverty. A new era begins with the Industrial Era. The first steam-powered factory is built in the area, called the Henrichshutte. A huge coal mine is also opened in Welper. The Reshop-Carre, a 11,500 m2 big shopping mall is inaugurated. In the same year, a bus station is built at the Reshop. Moreover, the old Karstadt building is reclaimed for a new firestation. All of the five medieval gates are interpreted by internationally known artists.

With an overall rating of A+ (high credit quality), Sparkasse Hattingen is Germany’s 319th largest savings bank (sparkassen). In 2022, it had total assets of 1 072.88 mln EUR and employed 175 people. The bank is a member of the German deposit guarantee scheme and is thus protected against bankruptcy. In addition, the bank is a founding member of the Westfalischer Hansebund, an initiative to revive medieval Hanseatic traditions. Buchhaltung Hattingen

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