Grimlinghausen (Neuss)

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Grimlinghauser coat of arms
Coat of arms of Neuss
District 7 of Neuss
Location of Grimlinghausen in Neuss
Coordinates 51 ° 10 ′ 39 "  N , 6 ° 44 ′ 27"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 10 ′ 39 "  N , 6 ° 44 ′ 27"  E
surface 7.13 km²
Residents 8329 (Jun 30, 2015)
Population density 1168 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation Aug 1, 1929
Post Code 41468
prefix 02131
Borough Grimlinghausen (7)
Transport links
Highway A46 A57
Bus lines 851 852 NE5 827 875
Source: Timetable information from Stadtwerke Neuss
St. Cyriakus (Grimlinghausen)
"There where the Erft greets the Rhine ..." (Winter 2010)
Uedesheimer Rheinaue - Grimlinghausen
Cyriakus Fountain - Grimlinghausen
Roman watchtower (replica) on the former Limes between Grimlinghausen and Uedesheim
The Rhine at Grimlinghausen

Grimlinghausen is a district of the city of Neuss in the Rhine district of Neuss . Grimlinghausen is also popularly known as Hippelank or Jremlekuse and has over 8,300 inhabitants.


Grimlinghausen is bounded in the north by the Rhine (river kilometer 735), in the east by the A 46 and in the south by the A 57 . In the west, the Erft forms the border. This flows into the Rhine at Grimlinghausen.



Numerous finds have been discovered from ancient times. The Romans established the Roman legionary camp Novaesium in the neighboring Gnadental to control the opposite bank of the Rhine. In addition, there was a watchtower on the Reckberg between Grimlinghausen and Uedesheim on the border of the Roman Empire, the Limes.

middle Ages

The village of Quinheim was first mentioned in a document in 1173. This already had a church that was consecrated to St. Cyriacus . Already in 1173 the inhabitants had fishing rights on the Erft and Rhine, which is documented in writing. The village of Grymmelkusen or Grimlinkhaußen was also established near Quinheim . After the Rhine bed was relocated, the village of Quinheim and its church disappeared and Grimlinghausen now took over its function. When the troops of Charles the Bold besieged Neuss in 1475 , they also destroyed the village of Grimlinghausen including the Cyriakus Church.

Modern times

In 1585 Grimlinghausen was sacked in the Truchsessian War . A year later, the Duke of Parma's troops blew up the Roman bridge over the Erft. During the Thirty Years War , Grimlinghausen was first besieged by the French and Hesse and then plundered.

In 1660, Count Palatine Philipp Wilhelm built a hunting lodge. From 1794 to 1814 Grimlinghausen belonged to the French Rur department . Since 1815 it was part of the Prussian Rhine Province and from 1816 formed a mayor's office with the community of Uedesheim. From 1905 to 1922 a steamboat ferry operated between Grimlinghausen and Düsseldorf . After the First World War , Belgian troops occupied Grimlinghausen on December 4, 1918. On August 1, 1929, the communities Grimlinghausen and Uedesheim were incorporated into the city of Neuss. After the Second World War , American troops occupied the place.


Population development
year 1767 1832 1869 1950 1961 1972 2003 2013
Residents 450 840 1,236 2,544 3,262 3,590 8.211 8,165


Commercial and industrial

The Bonner Strasse industrial park is located near Grimlinghausen on the A57 and B9. There was a paper mill on the Rhine with its own port. The port still exists, but the paper mill is no longer in use and has been shut down.


In Grimlinghausen, fishing used to play an important role in the village. Furthermore, numerous agricultural vegetable businesses developed. These supplied and supply the markets on the Lower Rhine. The keeping of goats was very widespread , hence the name Hippelank for Grimlinghausen (Hippe = dialect for goat, Lank = dialect for country).

coat of arms

coat of arms

The center of the yellow background shows the Erft, which flows into the Rhine at Grimlinghausen, and the now defunct Roman bridge over the river. The anchor symbolizes the earlier importance of the Rhine and especially of fishing for the place. The two red flowers represent widespread agriculture, in earlier times mainly the cultivation of pansies . Based on the widespread husbandry of goats, the actual coat of arms is supported in numerous depictions of two white goats. The model is the coat of arms of the city of Neuss, which is lined with two golden lions.

Rheinschlößchen - viewing platform on the Rhine - Grimlinghausen


Road network

Grimlinghausen is on the autobahns 46 (Wuppertal – Heinsberg, AS Uedesheim) and 57 (Cologne – Krefeld – Nijmegen, AS Norf). The federal highway 9 runs through Grimlinghausen from the Niederl. Border at Nijmegen via Krefeld, Neuss, Dormagen to Cologne and from there via Bonn Mainz, Worms, Speyer to the French. Border at Strasbourg. This road is largely of Roman origin and was one of the main imperial roads in the Middle Ages.

Public transport

line Line course
827 (Rheinbahn) Düsseldorf Am Steinberg / Südpark - Grimlinghausen - Norf S-Bahn - Habichtweg industrial area
851 (SWN) Kaarst Elchstrasse - Neuss - Neusser Furth - Gnadental-Grimlinghausen - Derikum-Uedesheim Deichstrasse
875 (BVR) Dormagen – Zons – Stürzelberg – Stüttgen – Uedesheim – Grimlinghausen – Neuss Stadthalle – Neuss State Theater
852 (SWN) Kaarst Lange Hecke – Neuss – Furth – Gnadental – Grimlinghausen – Norf Ulmenalle
NE5 (SWN) Neuss main station-Gnadental-Grimlinghausen-Derikum-Uedesheim Deichstrasse


There is a Catholic primary school in Grimlinghausen.


  • Citizens' shooting association Neuss-Grimlinghausen from 1855 e. V.
  • Association "Friends of Homeland" Neuss-Grimlinghausen
  • SC 1936 e. V. Grimlinghausen
  • RSV Neuss-Grimlinghausen with Team Neuss
  • TC Rot-Weiss Grimlinghausen




  • Association "Friends of Home" Neuss-Grimlinghausen: Between Reckberg and Römerbrücke - Contributions to local history of Neuss-Grimlinghausen. Grimlinghausen 1972.
  • Bert Pütz: Nor apa, Norpe, Norf. Norf 1974.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. District table - basic statistical data. City of Neuss, June 30, 2015, accessed on October 12, 2015 .