Best known from its geyser. Since 1857 is former island "Namedyer Werth" a peninsula on the Middle Rhine. Andernach township Namedy upstream is at present about 21 hectare surface, at present a headland on the Rhine. The earliest mention of the island was in 859 on a meeting of Kings Karl II des Kahlen (Charles the Bald), Ludwig der Deutsche (Louis the German) and Lothar II (Lothair II, Lorraine) on the then still nameless island. Earliest Nomenclature in 1529 as "Weideplatz auf der Rheininsel" resulted in the name "Grasswert". Protected area since 1985. The shallow shore of the Rhine-arm was an important source for fish spawning. The extreme winter 1783-1784 and related catastrophic ice dislocation and massive floods of February 27, 1784 (Cologne level 13.55 m) the forest was destroyed by ice floes, during the next flood the roots were washed away.
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