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City of Leverkusen
“Divided into red and blue, at the top a growing, soaring, crowned silver (white) double-tailed lion;  below a silver (white) two-leaved branch with a pear. "
Coordinates: 51 ° 3 ′ 56 ″  N , 7 ° 3 ′ 28 ″  E
Height : 90 m
Area : 4.17 km²
Residents : 11,487  (Sep 30, 2019)
Population density : 2,755 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1930
Incorporated into: Opladen
Postal code : 51381
Area code : 02171
Location of Lützenkirchen in Leverkusen
Maurinus Church

Lützenkirchen is a district in the east of Leverkusen . On an area of ​​416.5 ha it has 11,487 inhabitants (September 30, 2019), the population density is 2755 inhabitants per km².


Lützenkirchen borders in the east on Burscheid , in the south on Steinbüchel and Alkenrath , in the west on Quettingen and in the north on Bergisch Neukirchen . The highest points in Lützenkirchen and all of Leverkusen are the two hills “Schöne Aussicht” and “Herberg”.


Historical view of Lützenkirchen with the old (left) and new (right) Maurinus Church and the Anna Chapel (around 1845)

The place name means "small churches".

Lützenkirchen was mentioned in a document as Lützelenkerke, depending on the perspective, in 1155 or 1165 in a document from Deutz Abbey and is therefore one of the oldest parts of Leverkusen.

In 1363 Lützenkirchen was first mentioned as the seat of a court . In 1348 and 1349 over half of the residents of Lützenkirchen died of the plague.

There is evidence that the Lützenkirchen Schützenbruderschaft was founded before 1423 . This still exists today and is one of the oldest rifle brotherhoods in the federation of historical German rifle brotherhoods .

Around 1717, numerous wool and linen weavers settled in Lützenkirchen.

Until the early modern era, Lützenkirchen belonged to the Miselohe office in the Duchy of Berg . After the French period Lützenkirchen came in 1815 to the Kingdom of Prussia and was a part of the circle Opladen in the administrative district of Dusseldorf .

A parish has been occupied in Lützenkirchen since the 12th century . A first church existed until 1684, for which a bell was cast in 1519 . Today's Maurinus Church was consecrated in 1847 , the second church, built between 1683 and 1686, was demolished. The 1698 built Annakapelle and the 1712 built Kreuzkapelle exist today.

The infrastructure of Lützenkirchen was significantly improved in 1914 with the construction of a small electric railway to Opladen and in 1927 with the connection of the community to the gas supply. In 1955, buses of the Rhein-Wupper district railways replaced the Kleinbahn.

In 1927 the football club SSV Lützenkirchen was founded. Since then, the club has played its home games on the sports field in Bruchhausen in Lützenkirchen. In 1964 the club opened up to other sports. Today, in addition to football, it also offers badminton , beat gymnastics, futsal , table tennis , gymnastics and volleyball .

In the course of a community reform in 1930 Lützenkirchen left the mayor's office with Schlebusch and was incorporated into Opladen together with Quettingen . After the merger of Hitdorf , Opladen and Leverkusen to form the new city of Leverkusen, Lützenkirchen has belonged to District III since January 1, 1975.

Economy and Infrastructure


The Lützenkirchen weavers were known for the quality of their products. Most of the fabrics used on the Titanic came from them.


  • Saint Maurinus Catholic Kindergarten
  • Catholic kindergarten St. Anna
  • Protestant day care center Noah's Ark
  • Municipal kindergarten
  • Community elementary school in Kirchfeld Lützenkirchen
  • Werner Heisenberg High School
  • Youth and community center Schöne Aussicht
  • Voluntary fire brigade Leverkusen - fire brigade -22- Lützenkirchen (exit area Lützenkirchen, Quettingen and Neue Bahnstadt Opladen) and youth fire brigade Group 3
  • Schützenklause Lützenkirchen in the parish home of St. Maurinus

Transport links

After the discontinuation of the small train from Opladen via Quettingen to Lützenkirchen in 1955, buses of the Rhein-Wupper-Kreis took over the traffic service on Lützenkirchener Straße, later a second line was added on Quettinger Straße. In 1969 the traffic was transferred to the Kraftverkehr Wupper-Sieg company .

Today Lützenkirchen is affected by the following lines as part of the Rhein-Sieg transport association :

  • Line 201 Lützenkirchen, Forellental - Lützenkirchener Straße - Opladen bus station. - Leverkusen-Mitte train station - Chempark S-Bahn station
  • Line 205 Opladen, bus station. - New Bahnstadt Opladen , Funkenturm - Lützenkirchener Straße - Lützenkirchen - Steinbüchel - Schlebusch - Schlebusch, Stadtbahn
  • Line 206 Mathildenhof, Potsdamer Straße - Steinbüchel - Lützenkirchen - Quettinger Straße - Opladen, bus station. - Langenfeld S-Bahnhof - Langenfeld, Turnerstrasse
  • Line 229 in Holzhausen - Lützenkirchen center - Dürscheid - Burscheid
  • Line 235 Lützenkirchen - Maurinusstraße - Biesenbach - Lützenkirchen (Monday to Friday, with minibuses)
  • Line 236 In Holzhausen - Lützenkirchen Mitte - Kamp - Ropenstall - Meckhausen (Mondays to Fridays, with minibuses)
  • Line SB 20 (express bus) Lützenkirchen, Forellental - Quettinger Straße - Leverkusen-Mitte train station
  • Line N 21 (night bus) Lützenkirchen, Forellental - Lützenkirchener Straße - Opladen bus station. - Küppersteg - Leverkusen Mitte station.


  • Leverkusen Information 2004. Published by: City of Leverkusen, Leverkusen 2004.
  • Wilhelm von Waldbrühl and Montanus : The two peasant enemies of Lützenkirchen. On the Bergisch cultural history. In: The past. Legends and stories of the countries Cleve-Mark Jülich-Berg and Westphalen von Montanus, Volume 2, Elberfeld 1871, pp. 191–202.
  • Hans Georg Schaffner (Ed.): Leverkusen Gestern Heute , Leverkusen 1985, p. 81ff.

Web links

Commons : Lützenkirchen  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. leverkusen.de. Retrieved December 4, 2019 .
  2. ^ Friedrich Everhard von Mering: History of the castles, manors, abbeys and monasteries. New. in the Rhineland and the provinces of Jülich, Cleve, Berg and Westphalia . tape 4 . Cologne 1861, p. 48 .
  3. ^ Friedrich Everhard von Mering: History of the castles, manors, abbeys and monasteries. New. in the Rhineland and the provinces of Jülich, Cleve, Berg and Westphalia . Cologne 1861, p. 50 .
  4. ^ History of Messrs. Stael von Holstein . In: Fahne, Anton (Ed.): Gender and seats . tape 2 . Cologne 1871, p. 31 .
  5. ^ Friedrich Everhard von Mering: History of the castles, manors, abbeys and monasteries. New. in the Rhineland and the provinces of Jülich, Cleve, Berg and Westphalia . tape 4 . Cologne 1861, p. 48 .
  6. http://www.ssv-luetzenkirchen.de/cms/index.php/hauptverein/unsere-historie
  7. Sankt Maurinus Kindergarten in Lützenkirchen
  8. ^ Protestant day-care center "Noah's Ark" Lützenkirchen
  9. ^ GGS in Kirchfeld Lützenkirchen
  10. 1423 St. Sebastianus Rifle Society Lützenkirchen