Heinsberg

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Heinsberg
Coat of arms of Heinsberg
Coat of arms
Heinsberg is located in Germany
Heinsberg
Heinsberg
Coordinates: 51°03′47″N 06°05′47″E / 51.06306°N 6.09639°E / 51.06306; 6.09639Coordinates: 51°03′47″N 06°05′47″E / 51.06306°N 6.09639°E / 51.06306; 6.09639
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Heinsberg
Subdivisions 14
Government
 • Mayor Wolfgang Dieder (CDU)
Area
 • Total 92.14 km2 (35.58 sq mi)
Elevation 76 m (249 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 40,908
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52525
Dialling codes 02452
Vehicle registration HS
Website www.heinsberg.de

Heinsberg is the capital of the district Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Wurm, approx. 20 km north-east of Sittard and 30 km south-west of Mönchengladbach.

Geography[edit]

Wassenberg is the town in the North of Heinsberg, Hückelhoven in the east, Waldfeucht and Gangelt in the west, and Geilenkirchen in the south.

Two rivers flow through Heinsberg, the Wurm (River) and the Rur. The Wurm (River) lead in the Rur near to Rurkempen, a village from Heinsberg.

"Rur" and "Wurm" near Heinsberg

Sights[edit]

St. Gangolf

The city of Heinsberg has only some old houses. The most of the city is destroyed in 1944. The biggest sights are:

  • St. Gangolf church
  • Castle of Heinsberg (Heinsburg)
  • Old district court
  • "Grünes Haus" (oldest house of the city)

Traffic[edit]

Heinsberg Station[edit]

The station in Heinsberg was closed in 1980, but the rails are there still today. Heinsberg should be accessible by train in 2013. They began with cutting plants from the rails in 2010. The "Zug der Erinnerung" stopped in Heinsberg in 2011. For around 30 years, no train stopped in city.

The "Zug der Erinnerung"in the old station (2011)

Bus[edit]

Near to the arranging station is the bus station. There stopped buses to Erkelenz, Geilenkirchen, Wegberg, Gangelt, Waldfeucht and Selfkant-Tüddern. There are two swift buses,

which are named SB-Buses. The SB 1 goes from Erkelenz to Geilenkirchen, and the SB4 from Heinsberg to Erkelenz.

Street[edit]

Near the city is a highway (A46), and the "Bundesstraße 221".

Industry[edit]

In the industry area of Heinsberg, and the industry area of Oberbruch (IPO) are many companies, very famous;

  • Enka Gmbh & Co KG
  • Hazet
  • Sera Aquaristic

Media[edit]

  • Heinsberger Newspaper
  • "Hs-Woche" a free weekly newspaper
  • The "Lokalzeit aus Aachen" a news broadcast from the WDR about Aachen and Heinsberg, too.
  • HS TV, a television transmitter
  • The radio transmitter "Welle West" was closed in 2007. Other radio stations, which include 100.5 and 107.8, provide news and weather reports for Heinsberg

Public Facilities[edit]

  • Office of the district Heinsberg
  • Police (district)
  • the district court
  • health office
  • jail

Creation and Schools[edit]

In Heinsberg possesses many elementary schools and kindergartens. There are two "Hauptschulen" and "Realschulen". There is a high school ("Gymnasium") in Heinsberg. Since 2007 there is a school for handicaped persons in the building of the former vocational school ("Berufschule").

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