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Coordinates: 50 ° 56 ′ 8 ″  N , 6 ° 5 ′ 59 ″  E
Postal code : 52531
Zweibrüggen (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Location of Zweibrüggen in North Rhine-Westphalia

former watermill near Zweibrüggen

Zweibrüggen is a district of Übach-Palenberg in the Heinsberg district . The place is on the Wurm between the districts of Windhausen and Frelenberg . On December 31, 2006, 120 people lived here.

The Zweibrüggen mill, which was in operation until the Wurm was regulated in 1974, the Zweibrüggen Castle and the Backes , which is a listed building, are worth seeing .


In 1460 the place is mentioned as Zwenbrughen and in 1508 as Tweynbruggen. The name means settlement near the bridges over the Wurm.

Zweibrüggen Castle

Zweibrüggen Castle in the Wurmtal

The castle is a former moated castle founded in 1341 with a manor house built on medieval foundations in 1648. It was built in 1788 by Joseph Anton von Negri in the classical style in place of the old castle and restored from 1999 to 2004. Today it is owned by the city of Übach-Palenberg.


The nearest train station is Übach-Palenberg on the Aachen – Mönchengladbach line . The next junctions are "Alsdorf" and "Aldenhoven" on the A 44 and "Heinsberg" on the A 46 . AVV buses connect Zweibrüggen with all other parts of the city as well as with Geilenkirchen and Landgraaf in the Netherlands .

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