Brauweiler

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This article is about the town in North Rhine-Westphalia. For Brauweiler in the district of Bad Kreuznach, see Brauweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate.
St. Nikolaus, church of the former Brauweiler Abbey
Brauweiler Abbey

Brauweiler is a part of Pulheim, west of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

The former Benedictine abbey, Brauweiler Abbey, founded 1024, is used today by the Rhein Department for the Care of Historic Monuments.

In Brauweiler in the 1920s a large power transmission station up which supplied up to 380 kV was built, It was also the starting point of the north south powerline. In the area of this transformer station is also the main control room of the RWE, over which nearly the entire high-voltage transmission system of the RWE AG is supervised by remote control. This control is also used to coordinate the power transmission in continental Europe.

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Coordinates: 50°58′N 6°47′E / 50.967°N 6.783°E / 50.967; 6.783