||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the German Wikipedia. (March 2009)|
|• Mayor||Wolfgang Dieder (CDU)|
|• Total||92.14 km2 (35.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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)
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.
which are named SB-Buses. The SB 1 goes from Erkelenz to Geilenkirchen, and the SB4 from Heinsberg to Erkelenz.
Near the city is a highway (A46), and the "Bundesstraße 221".
In the industry area of Heinsberg, and the industry area of Oberbruch (IPO) are many companies, very famous;
- Enka Gmbh & Co KG
- Sera Aquaristic
- 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
- Office of the district Heinsberg
- Police (district)
- the district court
- health office
Creation and Schools
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").
- Official site (German)
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