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Coat of arms of the city of Grevenbroich
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Coordinates: 51 ° 5 '  N , 6 ° 35'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Dusseldorf
Circle : Rhine district of Neuss
Height : 54 m above sea level NHN
Area : 102.51 km 2
Residents: 63,743 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 622 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 41515, 41516, 41517
Primaries : 02181, 02182
License plate : NE, GV
Community key : 05 1 62 008

City administration address :
Am Markt 1
41515 Grevenbroich
Website :
Mayor : Klaus Krützen ( SPD )
Location of the city of Grevenbroich in the Rhine district of Neuss
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Grevenbroich  [ ˌgʁeːvn̩ˈbʁoːχ ] (with the expansion-i in the ending syllable -broich ) is a large city in North Rhine-Westphalia , part of the Rhine district of Neuss , with around 64,000 inhabitants. It is located in the triangle between Düsseldorf - Cologne - Mönchengladbach . Please click to listen!Play

Because it contradicted the rules that were in force before 1996, the spelling with oi remains in accordance with the urgent recommendation of the Standing Committee on Geographical Names .


Geographical location

Langwaden Abbey in Grevenbroich

Grevenbroich is a maximum of 187 meters above sea ​​level ( Vollrather Höhe ) and a minimum of 45 meters above sea level ( Erftaue between Gruissem and Münchrath ).


Due to its location in the Cologne Bay , Grevenbroich belongs to the Atlantic-maritime climatic area, which is characterized by winters with little snow and an average January temperature of 2 ° C. The mean temperature in July is 18 ° C, the mean annual temperature is 10 ° C. Thus Grevenbroich can be counted among the warmest regions in Germany; Snowfalls that remain for several days should be viewed as an exception. The mean annual precipitation is 743 mm. (The measured values ​​differ by up to 1 ° C depending on the measuring location / station and statistical period.)

The two coal-fired power plants in the districts of Neurath and Frimmersdorf and the Niederaussem power plant contribute to the heating of the air. Since the cooling water required for the Grevenbroich power plants is fed into the Erft river , it has exceptionally high water temperatures. Even in winter, the temperature of the Erft never falls below 10 ° C. At the end of the 1950s, the bed of the Erft was greatly enlarged in order to be able to accommodate the swamp water from the lignite opencast mines. Since the end of the 1980s, this water has been directed into the Maas-Schwalm-Nette area in order to alleviate the effects of opencast mining there. As a result, the Erft no longer has enough water for a significant current; without the weirs built during the earlier expansion, it would almost dry out.

This fact in turn affects the warming, so that there are strange incidents in Grevenbroich. Tropical animals and plants have often been found in the Erft, some of which even threatened native species and had to be fought. Which have become best known finds were several times randomly Angled piranhas , which consists of South America originating water milfoil and Egeria densa in the Erft. In an area near the power stations, orchids that are unusual for the region ( orchids and gnats ) have been discovered. In addition to piranhas, sunfish that are actually native to North America are repeatedly fished out.

Climate diagram
J F. M. A. M. J J A. S. O N D.
Temperature in ° Cprecipitation in mm
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Average monthly temperatures and precipitation for Grevenbroich
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max. Temperature ( ° C ) 4th 6th 9 14th 18th 21st 23 23 19th 15th 9 6th O 14th
Min. Temperature (° C) 0 0 2 5 9 12 13 13 10 6th 4th 1 O 6.3
Precipitation ( mm ) 58.1 44.2 59.5 50.7 69.5 81.8 80.2 73 57.5 50.9 50.9 67.6 Σ 743.9
Hours of sunshine ( h / d ) 1 2 3 4th 5 6th 5 5 4th 3 3 1 O 3.5
Rainy days ( d ) 19th 17th 14th 16 14th 14th 17th 16 15th 17th 19th 19th Σ 197
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Expansion of the urban area

The urban area today has an area of ​​102.6 square kilometers. It is influenced by two lignite power plants , the currently adjacent lignite mining and the earlier excavation of places and farmsteads in Grevenbroich, as well as the resulting artificial hills ( renatured spoil heaps ) Vollrather Höhe and Gustorfer Höhe . Due to good transport connections in the road and rail network, the nearby coal-fired power stations as energy suppliers and the location between the cities with the greatest population density of North Rhine-Westphalia , some (large) industrial companies have settled in the past and present.

Today people live in 32 villages in the urban area. In between there are forests , meadows and fields along the Erft , which flows through the city for a length of 20 km and flows into the Rhine in the nearby district town of Neuss .

Neighboring cities

Juchen Korschenbroich Neuss
Garzweiler opencast mine Wind rose small.svg Dormagen
Garzweiler opencast mine Bedburg Rommerskirchen

The city of Grevenbroich borders in the north on the districts of Korschenbroich and Jüchen , in the east on Neuss , Dormagen and the municipality of Rommerskirchen , in the south on Bedburg and also Rommerskirchen, and in the west on Jüchen, where it is almost completely separated by the Garzweiler open- cast lignite mine . Not only through the Rhein-Kreis Neuss , but also economically, the cities are connected through complementary industries.

City structure

The former towns and communities in what is now the urban area

The city of Grevenbroich in its current structure as a medium-sized center was formed in the course of municipal reorganization in 1975 from seven cities and municipalities of the former Grevenbroich district, which also included the formerly Electoral Cologne city ​​of Hülchrath with its important castle and the city ​​of Wevelinghoven with the also historically important Langwaden monastery counted.

Towns and districts of Grevenbroich are:
Allrath , Barrenstein , Busch , Elsen , Frimmersdorf , Fürth , Gilverath , Gindorf , Gruissem , Gubisrath , Gustorf , Hemmerden , chapels , Laach , Langwaden , Mühlrath , Münchrath , Neuenhausen , Neubrück , Neu-Elfgen , Neukirchen , Neurath , Noithausen , Orken , City of Grevenbroich, City of Hülchrath , City of Wevelinghoven , Südstadt , Tüschenbroich and Vierwinds as well as the excavated former towns of Elfgen and Gürath .
Hamlets , settlements and farmsteads that are not considered closed are not listed )

For a view of all related parts, see population development by district


About 30 million years ago ( Tertiary ) parts of the Rhenish Slate Mountains sank and a lowland area formed. Due to the subtropical climate at that time, there was a species-rich, lush plant growth. About 15 million years ago these plants died and formed a biogenic layer up to 270 meters thick . The uplift of the Rhenish Slate Mountains south of Bonn resulted in two geologically important processes. In the raised area of ​​the Rhenish Slate Mountains (south of Bonn), rock was eroded (mostly fluviatile ) over time and accumulated in the lowered area of ​​the Rhenish Slate Mountains . Grevenbroich and the surrounding area are geographically located on this "filled sediment basin". Due to the pressure of the accumulated sediments on the underlying biogenic layers of earth, the peat was pressed into lignite over time . Since the Nordic ice sheet penetrated as far as the Rhine during the Saale Ice Age (maximum extent to Düsseldorf), the Grevenbroichs region took on the role of a periglacial area at this time. Katabatic winds that blew down the ice sheet further north during the Saale Ice Age led to large amounts of loess entering the landscape. The loess can still be clearly identified today in the pedosphere of the Grevenbroichs region (mainly parabrown earth, pale earth and pseudogley from loess or loess loam) and is the reason for the region's fertile soils. Thus the Grevenbroichs region is not only used for lignite extraction nowadays, but is also used in many agricultural fields.

Erft in Grevenbroich

As part of the Cologne Bay earthquake area, small earthquakes usually occur several times a month in the region, which are usually not felt. A strong earthquake (about 5.5 to 6.0 on the Richter scale) occurs in the greater area on average about every 200 years. These are relatively weak by international standards, but this is the strongest earthquake region in Germany.


At the old castle in Grevenbroich

Near an old Roman road between the Rhine and Maas , the swampy area was reclaimed at the end of the 13th century by the Counts of Kessel, whose ancestral seat was the County of Kessel an der Maas. In the middle of the possessions they built a fortified castle complex on a gravel bank, which was surrounded by cracks, swamps and the Erft, providing reliable protection against enemy attacks.

Subsequently, the village was referred to as "Bruche comitis" - the Count Bruch or Bruchland - after its count owners. In 1297 the Wilhelmitenkloster was built in munitione Bruyke ( in the fortified settlement Broich ). Parts of the Wilhelmitenkloster with the Bernardusturm can still be seen between the parish church of St. Peter and Paul and the old town hall. In 1307 the castle and town were awarded to the counts and later dukes of Jülich by arbitration .

In the 15th century, the dukes of Jülich converted the former castle complex into a lordly castle ( Old Castle ), in which the Jülich state parliament has been held several times since 1425. From the former castle has the Palasbau together with a gatehouse, which separated the castle of the city, present. Today the old castle with its gastronomy and large meeting and conference rooms is a cultural and social center in the city center, so that Grevenbroich has always been referred to as the castle town.

Until it was occupied by French revolutionary troops in 1794, Grevenbroich was the seat of the Jülich office of Grevenbroich , which also included the cities of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt .

Map of Grevenbroich from 1771

Until the end of the 18th century, the city did not grow beyond the ramparts with the moats in front of them, which surrounded them as a so-called "inner fortress". Then it developed quickly. In 1767 Grevenbroich had 330 inhabitants, in 1820 there were 627 and in 1871 already 1325. A decisive factor in this development was the establishment of a railway junction, which enabled industrial settlements and soon made the city a traffic-accessible location for the textile, metal and food industries as well as lignite mining. In 1900 the city had 3,410 inhabitants.

The town of Gürath , which belongs to the city of Grevenbroich, was the first village to give way to lignite mining in the Rhenish district around 1900 . Gürath (older spellings: Judenrode, Gudenrode) was the seat of a commander of the Teutonic Order . Like some other areas in the Grevenbroich urban area, Elfgen was also dredged away and the then Gut Vollrath in Neuenhausen was buried with overburden from lignite mining from the middle of the 20th century . This created the artificial hills Vollrather Höhe (on whose territory Gut Vollrath was located) and the Gustorfer Höhe . These are renatured spoil heaps , which has significantly changed the natural landscape. Some of the residents of Elfgen were relocated to the newly created district of Neu-Elfgen.

In 1995 the state garden show took place in the city park .

In 2005 the city was awarded “Gold” in the nationwide competition “ Our city is in bloom ”.


Until the end of the Second World War , the population was almost 100% Catholic. Only in Wevelinghoven has there been a Protestant community since the Reformation . The chapel of the industrialist family Erckens opposite their villa served the evangelicals of the city as a meeting place. Today it is used by the Free Christian Congregation. With the influx of displaced people from 1945 onwards, the proportion of Protestants in the city grew to around 25 percent.

According to the 2011 census , 17.7% of the population were Protestant, 53.2% Roman Catholic and 29.1% were non-denominational , belonged to another religious community or did not provide any information. Currently (as of December 31, 2019) 6,300 (10%) of the approximately 64,000 inhabitants are Protestant.

Today there are several Catholic, Protestant and Free Church congregations as well as a New Apostolic one. In Hülchrath there was a small house of prayer for the few Jewish residents. In addition to the churches for the Christian religious communities, there is a mosque in Grevenbroich-Stadtmitte and another near the Frimmersdorf power station.

The more than 125 year old Gustorf Church “St. Maria Himmelfahrt ” became known among other things for its three Romanesque relief plates as“ Gustorfer Choir Barriers ”, which served as choir barriers . In August 2002 she was named “Church of the Month” in the Archdiocese of Cologne.


View of Allrath

From 1816 to 1929 the city was the administrative seat of the former district of Grevenbroich , to which the cities of Grevenbroich and Wevelinghoven and 22 communities belonged.

In 1929 a comprehensive regional reform took place, in which the districts of Grevenbroich, Neuss and parts of Gladbach were dissolved and incorporated into the Grevenbroich-Neuss district . In 1946 it was renamed "Grevenbroich District". In the end, the towns of Dormagen , Grevenbroich, Meerbusch , Wevelinghoven and Zons as well as 28 other communities belonged to this district .

On January 1, 1975, in the course of the municipal reorganization in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Grevenbroich district and the independent city of Neuss were merged to form the new Neuss district, now the Rhein-Kreis Neuss . The district seat is in Neuss, but significant parts of the district administration are located in Grevenbroich. As a result of the regional reform , the current urban area includes the original city of Grevenbroich, the former communities of Frimmersdorf, Gustorf, Hemmerden, Kapellen / Erft and Wevelinghoven as well as most of the community of Neukirchen.

Population development

The population of Grevenbroich grew only slowly in the Middle Ages and early modern times and fell again and again through numerous wars, epidemics and famine. Due to industrialization in the 19th and 20th centuries, population growth accelerated. While only 823 people lived in the city in 1840, in 1939 there were already 12,380. Even after that, the population continued to grow. In 1961 Grevenbroich had 21,955 inhabitants.

Incorporation of several places in the area brought the city on January 1, 1975 an increase of 30,343 people to 56,935 inhabitants. The population reached its all-time high on December 31, 2001 at 65,039. On December 31, 2006, the “ official population ” for Grevenbroich was 64,388 according to an update by the State Statistical Office of North Rhine-Westphalia (only main residences and after comparison with the other state offices). Thus, the 65,000 population hurdle as the mayor's goal was again missed.


City council

Election of the Grevenbroich City Council in 2014
(46.33% turnout - 1.46% invalid votes)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
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The active citizens of Grevenbroich (ABG) were transferred to the Independent Voting Association (UWG) at the beginning of May 2018.

Distribution of seats in
Grevenbroich City Council 2018
15th 6th 4th 18th 
A total of 50 seats

Youth Council

On February 9, 2015, the last youth council election of the city of Grevenbroich took place. Schoolchildren could choose from a total of eleven candidates for a seat on the youth council. In the end, six young people between the ages of 15 and 18 were elected to the youth council.

Overall, it was the fourth youth council in Grevenbroich. The aim pursued by the youth council is to involve young people in the democratic decision-making process by implementing projects for young people.


until 1945:

Term of office Surname
1839-1850 Fedor von Goldammer (1809–1862) then mayor in Odenkirchen
1851-1875 Johann Theodor Wilbertz local manufacturer
1875-1889 Sebastian beer
1889-1919 Alfred Harnisch
1924-1945 Lorenz Wilms Father of the later Federal Minister Dorothee Wilms

before the municipal reorganization in 1975:

Term of office Surname Political party
1959-1969 Georg Budke (1900–1994) CDU
1969-1975 Hans Wattler (1927-2008) CDU

since the municipal reorganization in 1975:

Term of office Surname Political party
1975-1979 Hans Wattler (1927-2008) CDU
1979-1994 Hans Gottfried Bernrath (1927-2010) SPD
1994-1999 Erich Heckelmann SPD
1999-2004 Theo Hoer CDU
2004-2009 Axel Prümm CDU
2009-2015 Ursula Kwasny CDU
since 2015 Klaus Krützen SPD

In the runoff election for the office of mayor on September 27, 2015, the SPD challenger Klaus Krützen prevailed with 55.19% against the incumbent mayor Ursula Kwasny, who received 44.81% of the vote.

coat of arms

Blazon : “In red a stylized black grooved silver castle with exposed wall bases made of a defensive tower with a protruding crenellated roof, on the right attached over room, open round portal with two overlying loopholes and on the left attached similar crenellated wall with an loopholes, on the right side with a golden shield and inside a red armor -tongued black lion, touching the edge of the shield. ”The city's coat of arms in its current form has been in use since February 9, 1976 and goes back to the 1308 aldermen's seal.

Declaration of coat of arms: The lion represents the Jülich lion from the coat of arms of the Counts of Jülich, the stylized castle the former Grevenbroich castle. The coat of arms is thus a " talking coat of arms ". The castle became the property of the Counts of Jülich in 1305, represented by the coat of arms with the Jülich lion. In the local dialect of the city, the counts are called "Greven", Broich refers to the formerly swampy terrain. The oldest known seal from 1308 was probably created in 1305 and already shows a castle and the lion. Until the 16th century, seals and coats of arms had the same combination, but the size and arrangement varied. In the 16th century the lion moved to the heraldic left side, the castle to the right. The old arrangement was restored in the 19th century. The lion's shield partially covered the castle, the lion was sometimes turned to the left, the castle was red on a silver shield.

Old town hall in Grevenbroich

Town twinning

Grevenbroich currently has four town partnerships .

Culture and sights


A few kilometers away from Grevenbroich there is a field railway museum , in which you can see old locomotives and ride in a steam locomotive. However, the museum is located in the Rommerskirchen district of Oekoven .

The “ Museum of the Lower Rhine Soul ”, which opened at the beginning of March 2012 in Villa Erckens in Grevenbroich City Park, offers not only a permanent exhibition, but also changing exhibitions, as well as a presentation room for the nearby lignite mine.


The best-known music groups from Grevenbroich are the dark metal band Bethlehem , the punk rock band Planlos , the metal band Adorned Brood , which is one of the longest- serving pagan metal bands in Germany , and the post-hardcore band City Light Thief , which already appeared several times at the Rock am Ring Festival.

Regular events

The most important elements of Grevenbroich customs are the 24 rifle and home festivals from May to the 2nd weekend in October, especially the festival in Grevenbroich city center on the first weekend in September.


Memorial plaque to Florence von Wevelinghofen (Bishop of Münster 1364-1378) and his Wewelinghöfer

The “Villa Erckens” museum, built in the classical style, is also interesting in terms of structure and history. The name refers to the industrialist Oskar Erckens , who had the villa built as a private residence in 1887. The economic slump as a result of the Second World War, from which his "Erckens & Co. Cotton Spinning and Weaving Mill" located in the immediate vicinity no longer recovered, led to the closure of his business premises in 1956. The city of Grevenbroich then acquired the Villa and Park from the Erckens family in order to use them as an administrative branch until the 1980s. After a conversion and renovation, the Villa Erckens was opened on June 17, 1989 as a "Museum in the City Park".

Well-known sights are the medieval Hülchrath Castle including the Hülchrath district, the Wevelinghoven district with the old pastorate from 1653, the Langwaden monastery and the Horr house .

Around 1145, Langwaden Monastery was founded as a Premonstratensian monastery at the request of Count Christian von Wevelinghoven . The monastery was first mentioned in a document by the Archbishop of Cologne , Philipp I von Heinsberg, in 1173.

A memorial plaque to Florence von Wevelinghofen ( Bishop of Munster 1364-1378) and his Wewelinghöfer is on a building on Klosterweg in the Wevelinghoven district. The Wewelinghöfer is a Westphalian pfennig, which was minted under Emperor Friedrich II (ruling from 1212 to 1250) in Dortmund, by the Archbishop of Cologne Konrad von Hochstaden in Soest and by the bishops of Münster and Osnabrück from the 13th to the 15th century .

The viewing platforms of the Garzweiler open- cast lignite mine provide a view of huge bucket-wheel excavators , stackers and conveyor belts that stretch for kilometers . With their all-terrain trucks converted into buses , group tours in the open-cast lignite mine are also possible with advance notice via the company RWE-Power .

Between the Kapellen district and the Holzheim district of Neuss is the NATO missile station, which was operated until the early 1990s and is now used by the Insel Hombroich Foundation for an open-air museum .


The old castle and the surrounding parks, left over from the State Horticultural Show in 1995, which the city continues to maintain, are a sight in Grevenbroich and the surrounding area.

The Ian Hamilton Finlay Park is of particular artistic importance .

In the extended garden show area, there is the Bend wildlife enclosure , a relatively small but cozy park for young and old. Entry is free, and a grill hut can be rented.

sport and freetime


The local basketball club Grevenbroich Elephants plays in the 1st Regionalliga West.


The most Grevenbroicher opencast Garzweiler preferred, 1800 m long stretch of the MSC Grevenbroich e. V. 1963 is a sandy and demanding route that was created through the necessary recultivation of the former open-cast mine section of the Rheinbraun. It is called the largest and most beautiful motocross area in Germany. The DAMCV (German Amateur Moto Cross Association) Easter race is held there every year, with a total of around 450 riders in various classes and attracting many spectators from the surrounding area. In addition to the main route, there are other routes, e.g. B. for beginners available. To enable year-round operation, there is a winter route. Guests can also drive on certain dates, so that the routes can also be used by drivers from all over Germany and neighboring countries outside of the reservation for races and club members.


The glider airfield in the Gustorf district has a gently sloping 1100 m long grass runway.

A suitable site should actually be created on the "Vollrather Höhe" in Grevenbroich, but the acquisition efforts were fruitless. Only with the compulsory recultivation of the spoil dump of the Rheinbraun lignite mine was it possible to get a suitable area on the "Gustorfer Höhe".

The owner of the place is the Segelflugplatz GmbH . In addition to representatives of the Neuss district , the city of Grevenbroich and the Aero-Club Grevenbroich e. V. , Erich Heckelmann is one of the chairmen, who is also the former president of the Aero-Club Grevenbroich e. V. is. On the site there is an aircraft hangar and workshop, a classroom and another, small hall.

During the annual airfield festival, the world's largest single-engine biplane , the Antonov An-2 , also landed and took off, showing the historic aircraft in action. In addition, the Junkers Ju 52 / 3m (Tante Ju) from Mönchengladbach offered sightseeing flights from the route during the airfield festivals in recent years .

A model airfield is adjacent to the glider airfield. Due to the elevated location with open fields (without electricity pylons and trees), the "Gustorfer Höhe" is also popular with model and hang-gliders who do not have clubs and who also accept longer journeys.


The beekeeping association Grevenbroich and the surrounding area is one of the oldest associations in Grevenbroich. It was founded in 1889. Today, young beekeepers are regularly trained.


During planning in 1990 for the State Garden Show 1995 in the city of Grevenbroich, a golf course was considered. The recultivation of part of the open-cast lignite mine resulted in a 90-hectare site that offered 14 playable lanes in time for the State Horticultural Show and which was expanded into an 18-hole golf course by May 1997 , which is used by around 800 members (as of January 2007).

As a city between Düsseldorf and Cologne , Grevenbroich is naturally also inclined to the Rhenish Carnival .

Kultus Openair

The youth initiative Grevenbroich e. V. organizes together with the Jugendcafè Cafè Kultus a big festival once a year on the market in Grevenbroich. This is called Kultus Openair and always takes place at the beginning of the summer vacation.

Economy and Infrastructure


New construction of the Neurath power plant

For years Grevenbroich referred to itself as the “Federal Capital of Energy”. However, after five years, the slogan was discarded again in 2010. The largest contiguous deposit for lignite in Europe is located in Grevenbroich . The fossil fuel is mined on 2500 square kilometers. Part of the lignite is burned in the lignite power plants in the area to generate electricity. The Frimmersdorf power plant and the Neurath power plant are located within the city limits, and since the commissioning of two new units in 2012, it has been the most powerful power plant in Germany. The European pollutant emissions register EPER has placed Grevenbroich at the top of its list of the ten dirtiest cities in Europe.

The company Windtest Grevenbroich GmbH operates on the "Frimmersdorfer Höhe" in Grevenbroich, according to its own information, the "world's largest test field for inland wind turbines ". Among other things, there is the prototype of the Nordex N80 / 2500 , which was considered the most powerful series-produced wind turbine type when it was built in 2000. Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Wolfgang Clement , then Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia , attended the inauguration of this facility in February 2000 . The company is owned by energy engineers from Gelsenkirchen , the energy supplier RWE , NRW.BANK , Rhein-Kreis Neuss and the city of Grevenbroich.

On Lake Neurath one was photovoltaic system installed. Both systems are also used for research and as a reference for the energy road .

Hydro Aluminum has a large aluminum plant in Grevenbroich.

In agriculture are traditionally sugar beet and potatoes grown.

The ADAC operates since 10 March 2005 Elsbachtal on the edge of lignite mining a twelve hectare large Fahrsicherheitszentrum . The training facility, which can be used for all types of vehicle, cost € 13 million.

Financial budget

Although the trade tax is the most important source of income for a city (which makes up about a third of the income), and the city of Grevenbroich with a tax rate of 450% (like Cologne ) is one of the very expensive cities (national average 380% tax rate), the City of Grevenbroich at the end of 2006 with € 69.2 million in debt (as of October 31, 2005, 2006 budget). Grevenbroich is one of the richest cities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia due to high trade tax income in the period relevant for the assessment and is thus one of the contributors to the state-internal financial equalization between rich and poor cities.

The city has been under budget security without interruption since 1994 (as of October 2011). This makes it one of 198 municipalities that were in it at the end of 2005 and that had to draw up a budget security concept that required approval. At the time, these included 20 independent cities , 9 districts and 169 cities or municipalities belonging to a  district.

year Budget planned € was standing Budget real € was standing
1996 k. A. ~ 11,606,326, - SHOULD February 10, 2000
1998 k. A. ~ 24.030.718, - TARGET February 10, 2000
1999 k. A. ~ 22,803,617, - SHOULD February 10, 2000
2000 ~ 13.804.880
, - SHOULD HAVE ~ 24.118.388, -
February 10, 2000
k. A.
2001 ~ 16.361.340, - TARGET February 10, 2000 k. A.
2003 ~ 9,714,545, - HAVE February 10, 2000 k. A.
2005 ~ 60,000,000, -
TARGET ~ 65,000,000, -
TARGET ~ 63,100,000, - TARGET
November 2004
May 2005
k. A.
~ 51,800,000 .-- TARGET March 2006
2006 ~ 69,000,000 .-- TARGET October 31, 2005 k. A.
2007 90.394.000, - TARGET [1] (PDF; 124 kB) December 31, 2007
2008 ~ 84,000,000, -
TARGET ~ 79,000,000, - TARGET
k. A.
March 2006
92.886.000, - TARGET [2] (PDF; 118 kB) December 31, 2008
2009 ~ 78.400.000, - TARGET October 31, 2005 93.726.000, - TARGET [3] (PDF; 133 kB) December 31, 2009
2010 82,566,000.00 TARGET [4] (PDF; 80 kB) December 31, 2010

(All amounts have been converted to euros to allow better comparability.)


The station building in Grevenbroich

Grevenbroich has very good connections to the regional road network. There are direct connections to the A 46 and the federal highway 59 (formerly A 540 ). In addition, the A 61 and A 57 can be reached within a few minutes .

The airports in Düsseldorf and Cologne / Bonn and the Mönchengladbach airfield can be reached at short notice from Grevenbroich via the road network, while Düsseldorf and Cologne / Bonn can also be reached by train on workdays / during the day.

Numerous cycle paths open up the city and region ( Erft cycle path , energy path Grevenbroich , Euroga between the Rhine and Maas , NiederRheinroute , Kaiser-Route ).

Bus transport

Urban bus transport is mainly operated by Busverkehr Rheinland (BVR), as are the three city bus routes (891, 892, 893). There are also lines from Stadtwerke Neuss GmbH and KVG (ÖPNV Jüchen), as well as a line from the VRS .

Grevenbroich and its districts are connected by the following bus routes:

line route business
091 Juchen - Gierath (- Hemmerden) - Grevenbroich Monday - Friday
098 (Jüchen School Center -) Jüchen Markt - Grevenbroich Zedernstraße (−VAW Leichtmetall) Every day
858 Grevenbroich-Elsen Auf dem Griessen - Neuss town hall / museum working days
865 GV-Neurath - Grevenbroich - GV-Mühlrath Monday - Friday
869 Neuss City Hall / Museum - Grevenbroich Bf Every day
871 Grevenbroich Bf - Dormagen Marktplatz / Kö working days
877 Neuss State Theater - GV-Wevelinghoven Marktplatz (- Grevenbroich Bf) working days
878 (Grevenbroich Bf -) (only →) GV-Wevelinghoven Marktplatz - Neuss Stüttgen (minibus) Monday - Friday
879 Grevenbroich - Rommerskirchen train station / post office (- Rommerskirchen Sinsteden) Monday - Friday
891 Kapellen-Wevelinghoven Bf - Neurath Church Every day
892 Gindorf - Grevenbroich Bf - Rommerskirchen - Neurath Church Every day
893 Kapellen – Wevelinghoven train station - Wevelinghoven - Grevenbroich train station Every day
975 Grevenbroich Bergheimer Str. - Bergheim Bf Every day
NE11 Kapellen-Wevelinghoven Bf - Grevenbroich Bf - Neurath Church Saturdays
NE12 Kapellen-Wevelinghoven Bf - Grevenbroich Bf - Gindorf Saturdays

Rail transport

The Grevenbroich station forms the junction of the Cologne – Mönchengladbach railway with the Düren – Neuss railway . It is served by the lines RB 39 ( Düssel-Erft-Bahn ), RE 8 ( Rhein-Erft-Express ) and RB 27 (Rhein-Erft-Bahn) and offers transport connections to the neighboring cities of Düsseldorf and Cologne every half hour during the day and at least in Hourly rhythm to Mönchengladbach . The following train lines operate at Grevenbroich train station:

line Line designation Line course Clock frequency
RE 8 Rhein-Erft-Express Mönchengladbach - Grevenbroich  - Cologne Central Station - Cologne / Bonn Airport - Troidsdorf - Bonn-Beuel - Neuwied - Koblenz Central Station Hourly
RB 27 Rhine-Erft Railway Mönchengladbach - Grevenbroich  - Cologne - Troidsdorf - Bonn-Beuel - Neuwied - Koblenz Hbf Hourly
RB 39 Düssel-Erft Railway Düsseldorf Hbf - Neuss Hbf - Grevenbroich - Bedburg (Erfr) Every half hour to Neuss (Mon-Fri), otherwise every hour

Established businesses



  • Neuss-Grevenbroicher-Zeitung - regional daily newspaper, Neusser Zeitungsverlag GmbH, cover part of the Rheinische Post
  • Westdeutsche Zeitung - regional daily newspaper, Verlag W. Giradet KG
  • Erft-Kurier Grevenbroich - local advertising paper (Wednesday and Sunday), Neusser Druckerei und Verlag GmbH
  • Stattblatt - local advertising paper in magazine format (monthly)
  • Belleview - The culture magazine for Grevenbroich

The three above-mentioned publishing companies belong with the local radio NE-WS 89.4 to the media group of the Pressehaus Neuss.

Public facilities

  • The Grevenbroich District Court is located on Lindenstrasse in Grevenbroich city center. The associated public prosecutor's office is the Mönchengladbach public prosecutor's office.
  • Opposite are the police station and the Grevenbroich detective office, both belonging to the Neuss district police authority . Joachim Cardinal Meisner also visited there in February 2001.
  • The St. Elisabeth District Hospital Grevenbroich is a standard care hospital
  • The Schlossbad Grevenbroich was demolished in 2015. A new bathroom is currently (2015) under construction. During the construction work, medieval remains of a mill system were probably found during earthworks. Securing them is currently delaying construction work on the new castle bath.


In Grevenbroich are located in urban support shaft 34 kindergartens , 13 primary schools three of which are open Ganztagsschule, two general schools (Kathe Kollwitz School, School II, Hans-Sachs-Str., Grevenbroich-Orken), two schools (Pascal-school and Erasmus-Gymnasium ), two secondary schools , two secondary schools , a school for people with learning disabilities , a community college and a youth art school .

The following schools are supported by the Neuss district : vocational school , technical school for social pedagogy , vocational school for health care and special school for the mentally handicapped .

Another training provider is the AOK training center.


sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who were born in today's urban area:

Until 1950

From 1951

Personalities who have worked on site

Honorary citizen

The comedian Hape Kerkeling was proposed as the first honorary citizen of Grevenbroich because of his artificial character Horst Schlämmer, who indirectly advertised Grevenbroich, but this was rejected by the CDU in the council meeting at the end of August 2006.

See also


  • Hans Georg Kirchhoff , Jost Auler : Grevenbroich - The city history. From prehistory to the French Revolution (= contributions to the history of the city of Grevenbroich , Volume 17). Edited by the history association for Grevenbroich and the surrounding area . 2nd ext. Edition, Grevenbroich 2011.
  • Hans Georg Kirchhoff: Grevenbroich - city history 2. The 19th century (= contributions to the history of the city of Grevenbroich , volume 25). Edited by the history association for Grevenbroich and the surrounding area. Grevenbroich 2017.

Web links

Commons : Grevenbroich  - album with pictures, videos and audio files
Wikisource: Grevenbroich  - sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. Recommendation of the Standing Committee for Geographical Names (StAGN) of September 17, 1999 to adapt the spelling of toponyms to the reformed rules.
  3. "Tropical fish and plants make it into the rivers comfortably" on the increase in temperature and piranhas in the Erft in .
  4. Tropical species in the Erft? ( Memento from March 12, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) at .
  5. ^ Map of Grevenbroich with neighboring cities on Google Maps , accessed on May 20, 2008.
  6. ^ City of Grevenbroich / Religion , 2011 census .
  7. Many members are turning their backs on the Church , as of December 31, 2019, accessed on March 9, 2020.
  8. Gustorfer Church “St. Maria Himmelfahrt "is" Church of the Month "in the Archdiocese of Cologne ( Memento from May 16, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) from the website, accessed on November 25, 2006.
  9. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 294 .
  10. Local election 2014: All results in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss. (PDF; 1.6 MB) (No longer available online.) Formerly in the original ; Retrieved July 7, 2013 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  11. Wiljo Piel: UWG and ABG merge. In: April 25, 2018. Retrieved July 27, 2018 .
  12. a b c d Christina Fassbender: City hall stories. In: StattBlatt. 121st edition, December 2015, 11th volume, p. 10ff. - StattBlatt Verlag , Grevenbroich.
  13. ^ Wiljo Piel: North German community honors Grevenbroich's former mayor. In: Neuss-Grevenbroicher newspaper. June 19, 2013, p. C2.
  14. NGZ-Online - Klaus Krützen is the new mayor on September 27, 2015, accessed on October 2, 2015.
  15. ↑ City coat of arms ( Memento of the original from October 3, 2006 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  16. City partnerships ( Memento of the original from August 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Grevenbroich website. Retrieved October 5, 2013. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  17. Retrieved August 30, 2012 .
  18. Retrieved August 30, 2012 .
  19. "The History of Villa Erckens" ( Memento of the original from September 28, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. at @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  20. ^ Ian Hamilton Finlay Park. Retrieved September 12, 2018 .
  21. Course overview beekeeping .
  22. Carsten Sommerfeld: Grevenbroich: 'Energy' slogan is being evaporated. Retrieved March 29, 2018 .
  23. DIE WELT ONLINE: The dirtiest city in Europe .
  24. Reporting in the Rheinische Post , accessed on November 19, 2013.
  25. Cardinal Meisner visits the police in Grevenbroich ( memento of November 3, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) from the press release on the official website of North Rhine-Westphalia,, accessed on November 25, 2006.
  26. ^ Friedrich Schmitz: Franziskus Daniel - Abbot of Kamp. In: Contributions to the history of the city of Grevenbroich, Volume 20. Ed. By the Geschichtsverein für Grevenbroich und Umgebung e. V. Grevenbroich 2007, DNB 987141252 , p. 174f.
  27. Friedrich Schmitz: The "Eifelvater" Adolf Dronke. In: Contributions to the history of the city of Grevenbroich, Volume 20. Ed. By the Geschichtsverein für Grevenbroich und Umgebung e. V. Grevenbroich 2007, DNB 987141252 , pp. 189f.