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Coat of arms of the municipality of Rommerskirchen
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Coordinates: 51 ° 2 ′  N , 6 ° 41 ′  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Dusseldorf
Circle : Rhine district of Neuss
Height : 70 m above sea level NHN
Area : 60.08 km 2
Residents: 13,298 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 221 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 41569
Primaries : 02183, 02182
License plate : NE, GV
Community key : 05 1 62 028
Address of the
municipal administration:
Bahnstrasse 51
41569 Rommerskirchen
Website :
Mayor : Martin Mertens ( SPD )
Location of the municipality of Rommerskirchen in the Rhine district of Neuss
Düsseldorf Duisburg Köln Krefeld Kreis Düren Kreis Heinsberg Kreis Mettmann Kreis Viersen Mönchengladbach Rhein-Erft-Kreis Dormagen Grevenbroich Jüchen Kaarst Korschenbroich Meerbusch Neuss Rommerskirchenmap
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Rommerskirchen is a municipality in the Rhine district of Neuss in southwest North Rhine-Westphalia .


Geographical location

Gillbach near Rommerskirchen

Rommerskirchen is the southernmost municipality in the Rhine district of Neuss and in the administrative district of Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia . The Gillbach flows through Rommerskirchen . He also gave the fertile lands in the municipality the name "Die Gilbach". Rommerskirchen has the lowest population density of all municipalities in the district . At the same time, Rommerskirchen has the lowest unemployment and the highest standard of living in the entire Mönchengladbach / Rhein-Kreis Neuss agency district.

The following communities border on Rommerskirchen (distance from town center to town center):

10 km
Grevenbroich Dormagen
12 km
Grevenbroich Neighboring communities Dormagen
( Rhein-Erft district )
10 km
( Rhein-Erft district )
8 km



Prehistory to the Middle Ages

The oldest finds in the place come from the excavation in the church; the shards testify to a settlement of the band ceramicists (approx. 5300-4900 BC).

There are still many remains of Roman culture in Rommerskirchen. These include numerous Roman country estates ( Villae Rusticae ) and two stone plinths that come from one or more Jupiter columns and that were found next to the Church of St. Peter in Rommerskirchen.

Necklace as an addition to a woman's grave (grave 136) from the beginning of the 8th century

There are also remains of settlements and graves from the Franconian period (6th – 7th centuries). Noteworthy are the graves that were excavated by Peter Josef Tholen in 1950 under the parish church of St. Peter. They date from 700–740 AD, including an exceptionally rich women's grave. The arrangement of these graves reveals that they were laid in a three-aisled wooden church that was at least 7.5 × 15 m in size. The church, which was destroyed in 1945, developed from this church in many intermediate stages.

Rommerskirchen is mentioned in writing in 1106 as Rumeschirche . Various localities in the municipality of Rommerskirchen still have medieval features with Romanesque and Gothic churches in their core . B. the Lambertus chapel in the district of Ramrath with a history of about 1100 years and a castle.

Rommerskirchen was surrounded by a rampart and a moat in the 15th century and received market rights in 1437. Politically, Rommerskirchen formed an eponymous Dingstuhl (seat of a lower court) in the Hülchrath office in the Electorate of Cologne .

The village of Gorchheim was located near Rommerskirchen. In 1260 it was called Goegheim and in 1321 Goyrcheim . The exact location of the place is not known.

Modern times

In 1794 French revolutionary troops occupied Rommerskirchen. In 1796 the Mairie Rommerskirchen was formed. It belonged to the canton of Dormagen in the Arrondissement of Cologne in the Département de la Roer . Many buildings date from the early modern period and the time of the Napoleonic occupation. In 1815 the Mairie Rommerskirchen became the Prussian mayor or rural community of Rommerskirchen. It consisted of the villages of Rommerskirchen, Eckum, Vanikum, Sinsteden and Gill and belonged to the Neuss district . In 1929 Rommerskirchen came to the district of Grevenbroich-Neuss . In 1966 the Rommerskirchen-Nettesheim office was established . This office included the municipality of Rommerskirchen and the two municipalities of the former office Nettesheim, Nettesheim-Butzheim and Frixheim-Anstel .


On January 1, 1975, the Rommerskirchen-Nettesheim office was dissolved. The communities of Nettesheim-Butzheim and Frixheim-Anstel were incorporated into the new community of Rommerskirchen. The municipalities of the Evinghoven office were also incorporated . These were Hoeningen with the localities Hoeningen, Widdeshoven, Ramrath and Villau and Oekoven with the localities Oekoven, Deelen, Ueckinghoven and Evinghoven.

Population development

  • December 31, 1975: 11,095
  • December 31, 1980: 11,170 (+75)
  • December 31, 1985: 11,069 (−101)
  • December 31, 1990: 11,414 (+345)
  • December 31, 1995: 12,151 (+737)
  • December 31, 2000: 12,382 (+231)
  • December 31, 2005: 12,611 (+229)
  • March 18, 2010: 13,000 (+389)
  • May 9, 2011 (census): 12,475
  • December 31, 2012: 12,510
  • December 31, 2013: 12,546
  • December 31, 2017: 13,856


Election of the Rommerskirchen municipal council in 2014
in percent
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
+ 8.2  % p
-1.4  % p
+ 0.2  % p
-3.6  % p
-3.3  % p
Distribution of seats in the
Rommerskirchen City Council 2018
A total of 32 seats

Municipal council

Distribution of the 32 seats in the local council after the local elections on May 25, 2014 :

15 (+ 2) 12 (± 0) 2 (± 0) 2 (−1) 1 (−1) 32

In September 2015, the deputy chairman of the CDU parliamentary group, Stephan Kunz, resigned from the CDU and has been chairman of the FDP parliamentary group ever since. In April 2016 he was followed by Gerhard Heyner, who also left the CDU and joined the FDP parliamentary group. In January 2018, CDU council member Martin Drees also joined the FDP parliamentary group.

From 2009 to 2014 the SPD ruled in an alliance with the Greens and the FDP. The UWG also joined in most of the decisions of the SPD alliance. This alliance has been continued in the council by Mayor Martin Mertens since June 2014.

Mayor since 1975

  • 1975–1979: Helmut Dunkel (CDU)
  • 1979–1989: Heinz Faller (CDU)
  • 1989–1991: Peter Emunds (CDU)
  • 1991–1999: Peter Josef Wolter (CDU)
  • 1999–2014: Albert Glöckner (SPD)
  • since May 26, 2014: Martin Mertens (SPD)

Community directors 1975–1999

  • 1975–1991: Alfred Brinkmann (CDU)
  • 1991–1999: Peter Emunds (CDU)

coat of arms

The municipal coat of arms shows three (2: 1) golden eagles in green under a five-fluted golden tournament collar. This coat of arms was created after the municipal reorganization in 1975 and approved by the District President Düsseldorf on October 4, 1979. It goes back to an old aldermen's seal of the Lords of Anstel, which was verifiably held by them in 1355. The seal's originally three-legged tournament collar was expanded to five legs; these symbolize the five former communities of Hoeningen, Frixheim-Anstel, Nettesheim-Butzheim, Oekoven and Rommerskirchen, from which the community emerged during the reorganization. The tinging symbolizes the natural landscape on the Gillbach (green) and agriculture - especially the cultivation of grain - in the community (gold).

Town twinning

Culture and sights

View of Rommerskirchen, view from Sinsteden


  • Sinsteden cultural center with the Agriculture Museum and the Ulrich Rückriem sculpture halls
  • Gillbachbahn , Oekoven field and works railway museum
  • Virtual community museum

See also: List of museums in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss


see also list of architectural monuments in Rommerskirchen and list of stumbling blocks in Rommerskirchen



  • Stattblatt , free, regional monthly magazine, which also appears in the neighboring towns of Grevenbroich and Bedburg .
  • Neuss-Grevenbroicher Zeitung - regional daily newspaper, Neusser Zeitungsverlag GmbH
  • Rheinischer Anzeiger, official gazette of the municipality of Rommerskirchen
  • Rommerskirchen-Portal - regional advertising-free news with an independent discussion platform (

Economy and Infrastructure

A large 380 kV substation of the RWE was named after Rommerskirchen. The first 380 kV line in Germany went into operation on October 5, 1957, between the Rommerskirchen substation and the Ludwigsburg-Hoheneck substation .

The transformer station (Amprion) is, however, located in the area of ​​the city of Bergheim in the Rheidt-Hüchelhoven district .


Rommerskirchen station still with the signal box that was demolished in 2007

The Rommerskirchen train station is on the main line Cologne – Grevenbroich – Mönchengladbach . A freight train line branches off here to Niederaussem to the mine station there. Until 2007 the station had a T-shaped signal box, and the strategic embankment begins here .

Rommerskirchen is connected to the trunk road network by the federal highways 59 and 477 which cross here . The B 59 has been expanded south of Rommerskirchen to the Federal Motorway 1 in Cologne-Bocklemünd so that there are no intersections (commissioning December 2006). The expansion of the B 59 in a northerly direction is designed as a bypass to the Sinsteden district (open to traffic on May 18, 2009). To the north of Rommerskirchen it has been developed as the 540 motorway.

Public institutions, research institutions

  • Community youth association Rommerskirchen
  • Scientific poultry farm of the Federation of German Purebred Poultry Breeders ( BDRG )


  • Heinz Ohletz: 1929–1974 years people initiatives in the Grevenbroich district ; o. O. 1975
  • Gottfried Neuen: Pulheim through the ages ; Pulheim 1966

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. Margarete Dohrn-Ihmig: Band ceramics on the Middle and Lower Rhine. Rhenish excavations 19. Cologne 1971, p. 352 No. 124
  3. Peter Noelke: The Jupiter columns and pillars in the Roman province of Germania inferior. Supplements to the Bonner Jahrbücher 41. Bonn 1981, p. 475 f., No. 175. Online
  4. ^ Kurt Böhner, in: Bonner Jahrbücher 155/156, 1955/56, 509-512. - Frank Siegmund: Merovingian period on the Lower Rhine. Rhenish excavations 34. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1989, 391–400.
  5. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 295 .
  6. ^ Regional Returning Officer NRW: Municipal elections 2014, final result for Rommerskirchen
  7. Rommerskirchen Virtual Community Museum