Background / Points of Interest
The name of the city Meerbusch comes from the monastery „Prämonstratenserinnenkloster Meer“ which was owner of a huge woodland called „Meerer Busch“. Rests of the monastery can be visited in the
„Meerhof“ or so called „Haus Meer“.
You also should take a look at the church tower 13th century which is located in Meerbusch-Büderich. Today it is used as a memorial for war victims. The entrance portal and the hanging cross inside the church have been designed by the artist Joseph Beuys. Not only for people who want to get married the chapel Niederdonk (15th century) stands for a pilgrimage and marriage chapel. A walk on the seat of nobility Dyckhof with it’s main building which attracts attention with numerous gables and an enormous tower with a several curved cover, gives you interesting insights. You clearly recognize the characteristics of the baroque style which had been added during there construction in 1666. A few more sightseeing points are the „Windmill in Osterath“ and the „Teloy mill“. One of the latest features is the Hospital of therapy for motorik, language therapy, therapy of creativity and nursing in Osterath.
Location / development of the town
Meerbusch is situated opposite the provincial capital of Düsseldorf’s exhibition ground and airport, on the left-hand side of the river Rhine. The once independent boroughs of Büderich, llverich, Lank-Latum, Langst-Kierst, Nierst, Ossum-Bösinghoven, Osterath and Strümp make up the town’s districts today. The town was established in 1970 under the local government reform. Later on, Meerbusch successfully defended itself before the Land Constitution Court in Münster against the annexation attempts made by Düsseldorf and Krefeld.
Adjacent towns are Willich, Krefeld, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Neuss and Kaarst.
The industrial estates in the districts of Strümp and Lank-Latum emerged in the 1960’s. These have been expanded up to the present day and new industrial estates have been built in Osterath. Numerous small and medium-sized companies have now reside in Meerbusch. Meerbusch has the second highest proportion of income millionaires in the resident population of North Rhine Westphalia.
Meerbusch has around 54,000 thousand inhabitants (as at 12/2OO7) and covers an area of 64.4 square kilometres. The town is situated in the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia, administrative region of Düsseldorf, and belongs to the Rhine district of Neuss.
Meerbusch has links to the A52 (Roermond – Essen) A57 (Nimwegen – Cologne) and A44 (Lüttich Kassel) motorways.
The regional trains (RE7 from Rheine via Krefeld, Meerbusch, Neuss, Cologne and Münster to Rheine) and (RE10 from Kleve via Krefeld to Düsseldorf and back) stop at Meerbusch Osterath railway station.
Meerbusch is approximately 18 kilometre away from Düsseldorf airport.
The U70, U74, U76 Lines of the „Rheinbahn“ run between Düsseldorf and Krefeld via Meerbusch.
Main station Meerbusch-Osterath
Old Tower in Meerbusch-Büderich
Teeroom near Haus Meer
Windmill in Meerbusch-Osterath