Meiderich

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coat of arms of Meiderich

Meiderich is a quarter of the city of Duisburg. It is divided into Unter-, Mittel- and Obermeiderich. Meiderich belongs to the city district Meiderich/Beeck, which started in 1975, during the course of municipal reorganization. On 31 December 2004, 75,000 people lived in the district. Meiderich/Beeck has seven quarters: Beeck, Beeckerwerth, Bruckhausen, Laar, Mittel-, Ober- and Untermeiderich.

Meiderich was first mentioned in the beginning of the 10th century as "Medriki", that means "moist area", in a document of the Werden Abbey. The first church was built in the 13th century. In the Middle Ages there was the village Meiderich surrounded by seven areas of accumulated farms: Berchum, Berg, Borkhofen, Dümpten, Lakum, Lösort and Vohwinkel.

Public transport[edit]

Stadtbahn Meiderich Bf. station in 2009

Meiderich Bf. is a terminus station of Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR) line U79, connecting Meiderich with Duisburg Hbf and Düsseldorf-Stadtmitte.

Preceding station   Rhine-Ruhr Stadtbahn   Following station
Terminus U79

Bibliography[edit]

  • Heinrich Averdunk / Walter Ring: Geschichte der Stadt Duisburg. Essen: Baedeker Verlag, 1927, S. 304 - 330
  • Peter Cinka: Berühmte Meidericher Persönlichkeiten aus den letzten beiden Jahrhunderten.Duisburg: Borath Verlag, 1997
  • Günter von Roden: Geschichte der Stadt Duisburg. Bd. II: Die Ortsteile von den Anfängen. Die Gesamtstadt seit 1905. Duisburg: Walter Braun Verlag, 1974, p. 124 - 184

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Coordinates: 51°28′N 6°46′E / 51.467°N 6.767°E / 51.467; 6.767