Mörsenbroicher egg

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Mörsenbroicher egg
Coat of arms of the state capital Duesseldorf.svg
Place in Düsseldorf
Mörsenbroicher egg
View to the southeast towards Heinrichstrasse
Basic data
place Dusseldorf
District Mörsenbroich
Confluent streets Sankt-Franziskus-Strasse, Mörsenbroicher Weg, Heinrichstrasse, Brehmstrasse , Münsterstrasse, Grashofstrasse
User groups Pedestrian traffic , bicycle traffic , car traffic , public transport
Space design Crossroads with various traffic lights
Technical specifications
Square area 12,000 m²

The Mörsenbroicher Egg (pronunciation: Mörsenbroocher ) links three federal highways and three other thoroughfares with one another. It is one of the busiest hubs in the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital Düsseldorf and is located in the Mörsenbroich district .


The part of the name "Ei" comes from unrealized plans to improve traffic management. A concept outlined in a memorandum from 1955 was followed by detailed plans that specified the construction of a high bridge closed in the form of an oval . Cars should cross this bridge on a second level, separated from other road users (trams, cyclists, pedestrians) in a roundabout and pass the junction.

Private transport

The only major east-west connecting road on the northern edge of the city center runs over the Mörsenbroicher Ei and almost all of the commuter traffic from the central and western Ruhr area and all of the traffic between the city center and the Rath district flow . For this reason, since the 1960s, all entrances - often outside of rush hour - have been affected by long traffic jams or slow-moving traffic. That is why the Mörsenbroich egg has become known far beyond the city limits.

Description of the node

Strictly speaking, the Mörsenbroich egg consists of two partial crossings: meet to the east

  • the Brehmstraße from the south ( B 8 ),
  • Heinrichstraße from the south-east ( B 7 ),
  • the Mörsenbroicher Weg from the east and
  • Sankt-Franziskus-Strasse from the north-east

together. In the western part they cross

  • Heinrichstraße from the south-east ( B 7 ),
  • Grashofstraße from the north-west (continuation of Heinrichstraße; B 1 , B 7 and B 8 ) and
  • Münsterstrasse (direction south-west-north-north-east).

At the western end of the intersection, the B 1 branches off to the north and turns into the A 52 motorway after about one kilometer . The southern section along the B 1 is still officially called the northern feeder . Popularly this hostname is frequently for the entire route to this intersection Breitscheid that with today since 1937 Dusseldorf A 3 combines used.

Local public transport

The Mörsenbroicher Egg is also an important hub for local public transport . The Heinrichstraße stop is served by the U71 light rail line, the 701 and 708 tram lines , the SB55 express bus line and seven other bus lines. The train and bus platforms are located to the southwest, on Münsterstrasse to the northwest and on Heinrichstrasse to the northeast of the ARAG high-rise , which the railways whose journey ends here (all trips on line 708 and some trips on lines U71 and 701) bypass it becomes.

Buildings and bodies of water

South of the junction between Münsterstrasse and Brehmstrasse is the ARAG high-rise, completed in 2001, which is the tallest office building in Düsseldorf with a height of 125 meters (as of May 28, 2018). Previously, the step house , built between 1963 and 1966, stood here , which was demolished from 1991 to 1992. Other buildings on Mörsenbroicher Ei, which are also under monument protection, are worth seeing, the former ARAG main administration building , built in 1956, and the Catholic Church of St. Franziskus Xaverius, built between 1928 and 1929 . Between 1950 and 1960 there was a second church, the Protestant Church of Thanksgiving , on Mörsenbroicher Ei, the location of which also corresponds to that of the ARAG high-rise. On the south-western side, a new building with small commercial use was created.

The Kittelbach , a tributary of the northern Düssel , passes under the junction in a tunnel. To the east and west of the Mörsenbroicher Ei it runs above ground between the two directional lanes of Heinrichstrasse and Grashofstrasse.


  • Stefan Lage: traffic jam at the Mörsenbroich egg . In: Harald Frater (Ed.): The Düsseldorf Atlas . Emons, Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-89705-355-1 , p. 102-103 .

Web links

Commons : Mörsenbroicher Ei  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. WDR local time Düsseldorf 28.05.2018, interview with Cornelia Anbke in the series "Hamzi'nefrage"

Coordinates: 51 ° 15 ′ 2 ″  N , 6 ° 48 ′ 5 ″  E