Coat of arms

Coordinates: 51°03′47″N 06°05′47″E / 51.06306°N 6.09639°E / 51.06306; 6.09639Coordinates: 51°03′47″N 06°05′47″E / 51.06306°N 6.09639°E / 51.06306; 6.09639
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Heinsberg
  Mayor Wolfgang Dieder (CDU)
  Total 92.14 km2 (35.58 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 41,538
  Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52525
Dialling codes 02452
Vehicle registration HS
Website www.heinsberg.de

Heinsberg (Limburgish: Hinsberg) is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is the seat of the district Heinsberg. 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.


Wassenberg is the town to the North of Heinsberg, Hückelhoven to the east, Waldfeucht and Gangelt to the west, and Geilenkirchen to the south. Two rivers flow through Heinsberg, the Wurm and the Rur. The Wurm flows into the Rur near to Rurkempen, a village of Heinsberg municipality.

"Rur" and "Wurm" near Heinsberg


St. Gangolf

The city of Heinsberg has only some old houses. The most of the city is destroyed in 1944. The main sights are:



The railway from Heinsberg to Geilenkirchen-Lindern, on the Aachen–Mönchengladbach railway, has been reopened for passenger traffic in December 2013. Passenger traffic had been suspended in 1980.[2] As of 2015, there is an hourly service from Heinsberg to Lindern, which continues to Aachen Hbf.[3]

The "Zug der Erinnerung" beside the parking ground of the district administration, today halt Heinsberg Kreishaus, (2011)


The main bus station of Heinsberg is next to the train station. It is served by buses to several towns and villages in the district, including Erkelenz, Geilenkirchen, Wegberg, Gangelt, Waldfeucht and Selfkant-Tüddern. There is one swift bus, the SB 1 from Erkelenz to Geilenkirchen via Heinsberg.


Heinsberg has two exits on the motorway A46 to Düsseldorf. The Bundesstraße 221 (Alsdorf - Straelen) passes through the town.


In the industry area of Heinsberg, and the industry area of Oberbruch (IPO) are many companies, very famous;


Public Facilities

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").


External links

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/1/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.