Hamm (Viersen)

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City of Viersen
Coordinates: 51 ° 14 ′ 45 "  N , 6 ° 24 ′ 45"  E
Height : 35-44 m above sea level NN
Incorporated into: Viersen
Postcodes : 41747, 41748
Area code : 02162
Hamm (Viersen)

Location of Hamm in Viersen

Hamm is a district of the North Rhine-Westphalian district town of Viersen . Within the Viersen urban area, the hamlet of Hamm is roughly in the geographical center of the Alt-Viersen district , while the Viersen city center is more in the north-west of Alt-Viersen. In older sources the village is also referred to as Hammrath .
Hamm is divided into two parts by post : While the north-western part of Hamm ( e.g. Bachstraße ) is still part of the Viersen city center ( post code: 41747 ), the south-eastern part of Hamm has post code 41748, which is intended for the southern and eastern outer areas of Alt-Viersen is.

The Catholic parish church of St. Mary in Viersen-Hamm has been under the list no. 475 registered as a monument.
The school building of the Hammer Elementary School has been listed with the list no. 296 under monument protection.
View of Hamm from the south from Neuwerker Strasse.
The Hammer Bach near the intersection of Bachstrasse and Hosterfeldstrasse
The Bachstraße runs essentially parallel to the Hammer Bach and therefore has its name.
The Hamm skyscraper at the end of the " Alte Bachstrasse ".
The international cycle route " Fietsallee am Nordkanal " on the north-eastern outskirts of Hamm.
The red and white striped measuring posts mark the partly planned earlier course of the northern canal .


Road traffic

  • On the western edge of the town, Hamm reaches up to the four-lane state road L116, which is also called " Kölnische Straße " here , and which, along with the region's motorways, is one of the main traffic axes in the greater Mönchengladbach area .
  • The “Mönchengladbach-Nord” motorway junction of the A 52 is located about 3 km south of Hamm, immediately behind the Viersen city limits .
  • The district road 18 leads through the village itself , which as " Bachstraße " leads from the intersection with Kölnische Straße in the west through the village of Hamm towards Düpp and further north-east until it joins the L29 (the former federal road 7 ) shortly before the Niers. joins.
  • To the south, “ Neuwerker Straße ” connects Hamm with the Viersen districts of Ummer and Heimer .
  • In a northerly direction, the “ Hosterfeldstrasse ”, which later becomes “ Gerhart-Hauptmann-Strasse ”, leads to the Viersener train station .


The railway line from Duisburg to Mönchengladbach runs past the north-eastern outskirts of Hamm. However, there is no train station here and there has never been. The closest train stations to Hamm that are still in operation are now Viersen train station , Mönchengladbach central train station and Anrath train station .

Bus transport

As a district of Viersen, Hamm is part of the Rhein-Ruhr transport association and is mainly served by two bus routes:

Type line route Hints
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CE 89 MackensteinDülkenViersen Busbf. Viersen train stationHammUmmerHeimerHelenabrunn, signpost / Mönchengladbach Hbf The City-Express CE 89 runs from Viersen-Heimer alternately to Helenabrunn, Wegweiser or to the main station M'gladbach
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080 Viersen-HammViersen, Gereonspl. Viersen bus station SchirickBistardDülken, Straelener Weg
(As of March 2011)

Bike trails

The village of Hamm is touched or crossed by two officially designated cycle paths :

Educational institutions

  • Albert Schweitzer School (formerly: Catholic Primary School Viersen-Hamm)

Association and social life

  • Schützen: There is a rifle brotherhood in Hamm , which derives its origin from the time of the Thirty Years War , this is the " St. Matthias Brotherhood Viersen-Hamm 1624 eV ".
  • Carnival: The " Carnival Society" Hamm wer net "eV 1950 " is also active in Hamm .


  • Catholic parish church St. Marien : The church building, built between 1951 and 1955, was classified as a monument in 2007.
  • Elementary School Hamm : The school building, completed in 1930, now houses the "Albert Schweitzer School" (formerly the Catholic Elementary School Hamm). It has been a listed building since 1991.


  • Ferdinand Emmerich , also Ferdinand Emmerich-Hoegen (born July 8, 1858 in Viersen-Hamm, † August 2, 1930 in Pasing ) was a German researcher, adventurer and travel writer.

The closer environment


Düpp  Neersen
Panties Neighboring communities VIE-Donk
Beberich Ummer Heimer  MG Lockhütte

Web links

Commons : Hamm  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b topographic map 1: 25000, sheet 4704 (Viersen) published by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, accessed on March 23, 2019.
  2. Peter Norrenberg : From the Viersener Bannbuch , Viersen 1886, p. 84. (Online presentation of the university library of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf , accessed on March 27, 2011)
  3. a b ADFC regional map: Niederrhein-Süd , 1: 75,000, Bielefelder Verlag, ISBN 978-3-87073-318-6 .
  4. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Schools in Viersen: Katholische Grundschule Hamm ) (official website of the city of Viersen, accessed on March 27, 2011)@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.viersen.de
  5. St. Matthias Brotherhood Viersen-Hamm 1624 eV (accessed on March 27, 2011)
  6. ^ Carnival society "Hamm wer net" eV 1950 (accessed on March 27, 2011)
  7. Monuments: Catholic parish church St. Marien (official website of the city of Viersen, accessed on March 27, 2011)
  8. Monuments: Hamm primary school (official website of the city of Viersen, accessed on March 27, 2011)