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Town square
Town square
Coat of arms of Jüchen
Coat of arms
Jüchen   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°06′04″N 06°30′06″E / 51.10111°N 6.50167°E / 51.10111; 6.50167Coordinates: 51°06′04″N 06°30′06″E / 51.10111°N 6.50167°E / 51.10111; 6.50167
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Neuss
 • Total 71.84 km2 (27.74 sq mi)
Elevation 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 23,260
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 41363
Dialling codes 02164, 02165, 02166, 02181, 02182
Vehicle registration NE
Website www.juechen.de

Jüchen is a municipality in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 17 km southwest of Neuss and 10 km southeast of Mönchengladbach.


Harald Zillikens (* 1959) (CDU) was elected mayor in 2009 and reelected in 2015. He is the successor of Margarete Kranz (CDU).


  • Heinrich Siegmund Blanckertz (born June 3, 1823 in Jüchen; died August 7, 1908 in Berlin), founder of the German steel springindustry - .
  • Peter Bamm, actually Curt Emmrich, (born October 20, 1897 in Hochneukirch; died 30 March 1975 in Zollikon, Switzerland), German writer.
  • Fritz von Ameln (born 1901 in Jüchen, died July 27, 1970), Management consultant. From 1954 to 1966 he was a member of the Düsseldorf Landtag. He was also a member of the Committee for Reconstruction and Chairman of the Sports Committee. von Ameln received the Great Cross of Merit in 1967 by the Federal President.
  • Dietrich Zillessen (born 1937), Professor of Religious Education at the University of Cologne
  • Willibert Kremer (born October 15, 1939 in Hochneukirch), German football coach and former football player.
  • Willy Wimmer (born May 18 1943 in Mönchengladbach), German politician of the CDU, who belonged to the Bundestag is 33 years.
  • Annette Schavan (born June 10, 1955 in Jüchen), politician (CDU), 2005-2013 Federal Minister for Education and Research.