Brüggen, Germany

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Brüggen
Coat of arms of Brüggen
Coat of arms
Brüggen  is located in Germany
Brüggen
Brüggen
Coordinates: 51°14′30″N 06°10′56″E / 51.24167°N 6.18222°E / 51.24167; 6.18222Coordinates: 51°14′30″N 06°10′56″E / 51.24167°N 6.18222°E / 51.24167; 6.18222
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Viersen
Government
 • Mayor Frank Gellen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 61.25 km2 (23.65 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 15,648
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41379
Dialling codes 0 21 63
0 21 57 (Bracht)
Vehicle registration VIE (until 1975: KK)
Website www.brueggen.de

Brüggen is a municipality in the district of Viersen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated near the border with the Netherlands, on the river Schwalm, approx. 15 km south of Venlo and 20 km north-west of Mönchengladbach.

Division of the town[edit]

Brüggen consists of 3 subdivisions

  • Brüggen
  • Born
  • Bracht

Sights[edit]

  • Brüggen Castle
  • Natural History Museum (Naturkundemuseum): since 1979 Brüggen Castle has been home to a regional hunting and natural history museum with a nature park information point.
  • Schwalmpforte, a former town gate
  • St. Nicholas' Church
  • Old Abbey of the Knights of the Cross (Kreuzherrenkloster)
  • Born Mill (Borner Mühle)
  • Brüggen Mill (Brüggener Mühle)
  • Schloss Dilborn
  • Old toll house with Rentei (~treasury)
  • Nature and Wildlife Park (Natur und Tierpark Brüggen)
  • New Jewish Cemetery
  • Old Jewish Cemetery
A jester on the entrance door of the Kaschemme, a pub-café in Brüggen's old town


Climate[edit]

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[2]

Climate data for Brüggen, Germany
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4
(39)
5
(41)
9
(49)
13
(56)
17
(63)
21
(69)
22
(72)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(58)
8
(47)
6
(42)
13.3
(56.1)
Average low °C (°F) 0
(32)
−1
(31)
2
(36)
4
(40)
8
(46)
11
(52)
13
(56)
13
(55)
11
(52)
7
(45)
4
(39)
−18
(0)
4.5
(40.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64
(2.5)
56
(2.2)
43
(1.7)
46
(1.8)
64
(2.5)
69
(2.7)
84
(3.3)
84
(3.3)
80
(3)
46
(1.8)
64
(2.5)
64
(2.5)
764
(29.8)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

See also[edit]

Royal Air Force Station Brüggen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Climate Summary for Brüggen, Germany
  3. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on July 26, 2013.