Pump stitch

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Coordinates: 50 ° 48 '  N , 6 ° 14'  E

Entrance to the town with the historic pump house on the right
Old elementary school stitch
Sticher Berg with a railway viaduct
Industrial area: building of the FA Neuman company

Pump-Stich is a south-western district of Eschweiler in the Aachen city region in North Rhine-Westphalia . With over 5,000 inhabitants, it is one of the larger districts of Eschweiler and borders in the west on the Steinfurt and Donnerberg districts ceded by Eschweiler to Stolberg in 1935 and on the Röthgen district in the east . The district consists of the parts pump, stitch, settlement forest school (with the Eschweiler Donnerberg barracks ), Aue , Konkordiasiedlung and parts of the settlement Jägerspfad. A famous son is Franz Reuleaux . The house where he was born in Pump, the “Hotel Bitter”, is no longer there. Pump-stitch is the oldest and was the most important industrial area in the city. Today it still has a strong industrial look. After 1945 residential development began to increase, and medium-sized industrial companies settled there.




“Pump” owes its name to mining. Since the transition from pinging to tunnel construction at the end of the 16th century, men's or water arts have been located here , using large water wheels to drive pumps that kept water in the coal pits.


The name "Stich" comes from "Steech", derived from the High German form "Steg, Stieg, Stiege, Steige". If you wanted to go from Eschweiler to pump, you had to “dr Steech erop”. It also says: "I live on the sting."

Waldschule settlement

The Waldschule settlement is part of the pump-stitch and lies between the heathland in the west, the Eschweiler city forest in the east, the Inde in the north and the Donnerberg barracks in Eschweiler in the south. Construction work begins in March 1949 with 87 settler positions, the first groundbreaking on April 4, 1950 by Mayor Bücken. The evangelical aid organization takes over the sponsorship. The Waldschule settlement is named after the former forest school there. The settlers' home is on the corner of Heidestrasse / Moosweg.

Aue and Switzerland

The floodplain is mistakenly referred to as a separate district. That this is wrong, however, proves, for example, that the Schützenbruderschaft originally called itself St. Sebastianus Schützenbruderschaft von Pump-Stich, Aue and Schweyz. FC Rhenania had its first soccer field in the Aue area, where the Hoffmann junkyard is now.


For the industrial origins of pump-stitch, see pump-stitch and first steam engine . In 1823 the mechanical workshop " Englerth - Reuleaux -Dobbs" was founded in Pumpen .



Pump-Stich is on the L 238. The next motorway junction is "Eschweiler-West" on the A 4 . Political bodies have been fighting for a possible bypassing of the site for decades. So far, however, it has not been implemented.

The bus stops “Akazienhain”, “Alte Rodung”, “Am Ginsterbusch”, “Am Hang”, “Friedrichstraße”, “Kaserne”, “Luisenstraße”, “Pump”, “Stadtwald”, “Steinkohlenfeld”, “Sticher Berg”, "Stich Siedlung", "Waldfriedhof", "Waldschule", "Waldsiedlung", "Waldstraße" and "Wilhelminenstraße" are served by lines 8 and 48, which connect the district with Eschweiler bus station, Eschweiler Hbf, Röthgen , Donnerberg and Stolberg. Aue is served by the EW4 city bus.

The next train stations are “ Eschweiler Hbf ” and (only after 2017) “ Eschweiler-Aue ”.


St. Barbara

St. Barbara

The Catholic parish church of St. Barbara on "Friedrichstrasse" is consecrated to St. Barbara due to the mining tradition . Pump-Stich originally belonged to the parish of St. Peter and Paul . After a church building association was founded in 1869, the disused "Friedrich-Wilhelm-Schacht" of the EBV in pump was converted and furnished as an emergency church in 1879. From 1879 a service was held there every Sunday from St. Peter and Paul. In 1885 the community received its first independent pastor , and in 1889 its own asset management. The elevation to the parish took place on June 5, 1898. The construction of today's parish church began in 1901 according to the design of the Aachen cathedral master builder Joseph Buchkremer . The church was completed in 1902. On June 17, 1906, it was consecrated by the Archbishop of Cologne , Anton Cardinal Fischer . In September 1944 the church was almost completely destroyed by the effects of the war. The war damage could be repaired by 1950 through great financial and manual efforts by the entire community. It is a branch church of the Catholic parish "Heilig Geist", which was formed in 2010 from five former parishes in the southern urban area of ​​Eschweiler. The St. Barbara and St. Sebastianus Rifle Brotherhood belongs to St. Barbara .

Since May 25, 2015 ( Whit Monday ), the church is also used by the Protestant community Eschweiler co-used , the Church of Peace in pump stitch deconsecrated be had, as the building was strong renovation. The regulation initially applies for one year. The Catholic service is still on Saturday evening , the Protestant service takes place on Sunday morning.

Mining-related attractions in pump

Club life

The oldest association is the St. Barbara and St. Sebastianus rifle brotherhood from 1869. The carnival society "Narrenzunft" represents the place in the Eschweiler carnival . The soccer club "Rhenania" currently plays in the district league C Aachen.

Other associations in the village are the Germania archery society, the Waldschule and Jägerspfad settler communities , two working dog associations, the "Wiedersehen" pigeon breeders' association and the "Edelweiß" mandolin orchestra.

Until 1991 there was an interest group of local associations. Since 2005, the Schützenbruderschaft and the Carnival Society have sought to revive this IG.


  • Gregor Trasser: The parish of St. Barbara in Eschweiler pump stitch . Self-published, 1994.

Individual evidence

  1. In Eschweiler both denominations share the Catholic Church - domradio.de. In: Domradio. May 25, 2015, accessed May 25, 2015 .
  2. ^ Website of the St. Barbara and St. Sebastianus-Schützenbruderschaft 1869 eV
  3. ^ Website of the KG Narrenzunft

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