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City of Kalkar
Coordinates: 51 ° 42 ′ 42 ″  N , 6 ° 17 ′ 31 ″  E
Height : approx. 50 m
Area : 6.5 km²
Residents : 342  (Dec. 31, 2018)
Population density : 53 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Postal code : 47546
Area code : 02824
Settlement area

Neulouisendorf is a district of the city of Kalkar in the Kleve district ( North Rhine-Westphalia ) to the left of the Lower Rhine . It belongs to the so-called Palatinate Language Island on the Lower Rhine .


Neulouisendorf located in the southwest of the urban area of calcar on the from the Saale-glacial derived Niederrheinische ridge .


Neulouisendorf was established in 1827, initially with 150 settlement farms, on the orders of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III. as a branch settlement for migrants from the Electoral Palatinate . Because of their Protestant faith, they had left their home in the Hunsrück or the Nahe in 1741 to emigrate to Pennsylvania ( USA ). Because they could not prove any paid ship passage at the Dutch border, they got stuck in the border area. The settlement areas between Goch , Kleve and Kalkar - first Pfalzdorf , then Louisendorf and finally Neulouisendorf - still form the aforementioned Palatinate language island today.

On July 1, 1969, Neulouisendorf was incorporated into Kalkar.

Sights and culture

City map sketch
Neo-Gothic church

The cultural monuments of Neulouisendorf are included in the list of architectural monuments in Kalkar :

  • Neo-Gothic church with rectangular choir consecrated in 1898 (monument number 16)
  • Neulouisendorfer Mühle , former tower windmill converted into a residential building (monument number 5)
  • House Neulouisendorfer Straße 48 (monument number 198)

Economy and Infrastructure

In mid-2005 Neulouisendorf had 302 inhabitants. The district is characterized by agriculture . The townscape is determined by individual farms that are surrounded by orchards and smaller grassland areas and are located in the middle of extensive arable land.


  • Werner Kock: 150 years of Neulouisendorf. 1832-1982 . Documentation from the Kalkar City Archives. Ed .: City of Kalkar. Kalkar 1982.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. City portrait. City of Kalkar, accessed October 27, 2019 .
  2. a b c Neulouisendorf ( Memento from December 13, 2007 in the Internet Archive ).
  3. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 79 .
  4. No. 141 Evangelical Church Kalkar-Neulouisendorf , on, accessed on June 16, 2016.