Burscheid

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Not to be confused with Bourscheid (which is called Burscheid in German).
Burscheid
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Coat of arms of Burscheid
Coat of arms
Burscheid is located in Germany
Burscheid
Burscheid
Coordinates: 51°06′00″N 07°07′00″E / 51.10000°N 7.11667°E / 51.10000; 7.11667Coordinates: 51°06′00″N 07°07′00″E / 51.10000°N 7.11667°E / 51.10000; 7.11667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis
Subdivisions 89
Government
 • Mayor Stefan Caplan (CDU)
Area
 • Total 27.38 km2 (10.57 sq mi)
Elevation 88 - 251 m (−735 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 18,108
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 51399
Dialling codes 02174
Vehicle registration GL
Website www.burscheid.de

Burscheid is a town in the Rheinisch-Bergischer district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The town is known for its sub-communities (somewhat equivalent to the American concept of neighborhoods) and the town centre with its marketplace and churches.

Economy[edit]

The two largest employers in Burscheid are Federal Mogul GmbH (formerly known as Goetze AG) and Johnson Controls.

Government[edit]

Hans Dieter Kahrl (CDU) was first elected as Bürgermeister (mayor) in 1999. He was reelected in a general election on 26 September 2004 with 51.6% of the vote.

The current city council was elected with the following breakdown of political affiliations (again, as of the 2004 general election):

  • CDU, 2,932 votes, 40.0% (1999: 47.4%)
  • SPD, 1,989 votes, 27.2% (28.4 %)
  • Grüne, 745 votes, 10.2% (6.5 %)
  • UWG, 884 votes, 12.1% (8.5 %)
  • FDP, 767 votes, 10.5% (9.2 %)

Transportation[edit]

Burscheid is on the A1 Autobahn, and federal highway (Bundesstraße) 51 travels through the town. The Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg and Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr both operate bus lines that stop in Burscheid.

Neighboring communities[edit]

Burscheid is within 15 kilometers of both Solingen and Leverkusen.

Sub-communities[edit]

Bellinghausen - Benninhausen - Berghamberg - Berringhausen - Blasberg - Dierath - Dünweg - Dürscheid - Großbruch - Großhamberg - Grünscheid - Heddinghofen - Hilgen - Kaltenherberg - Kämersheide - Kippekofen - Kleinhamberg - Kuckenberg - Lungstraße - Nagelsbaum - Oberlandscheid - Oberwietsche - Ösinghausen- Repinghofen - Rötzinghofen - Sträßchen.

Hilgen (or Burscheid-Hilgen) is the second largest and most significant sub-community, next to the main town center (Burscheid itself). Hilgen is on the town's border with Wermelskirchen and has many of its own shops and restaurants. Most sub-communities in Burscheid are easily reachable by foot or bicycle.

Services[edit]

Burscheid has its own public schools, swimming pool and volunteer fire department.

Tourist sites[edit]

  • Haus Landscheid is a former estate that belonged to the knight Heinrich von Nesselrode in 1731. It was the site of a restaurant from 1983 to 1998, but was abandoned from 1998 until recently. It is now a hotel and restaurant (updated Oct 2014).
  • The Lambertsmühle (Lamberts Mill) is in the Wiehbach valley in the southwest of the town, and has been a museum since 1994. The mill's main exhibit is entitled "The Path from Grain to Bread."
  • The Paffenlöher Steffi (in the neighboring community of Paffenlöh) is a local dance club.

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