Übach-Palenberg is a town in the Heinsberg district of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Übach seen from the church
Übach seen from the church
Coat of arms of Übach-Palenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Übach-Palenberg within Heinsberg district
Heinsberg (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaViersen (district)Aachen (district)Düren (district)Rhein-Erft-KreisRhein-Kreis NeussMönchengladbachNetherlandsWegbergHeinsbergÜbach-PalenbergGangeltSelfkantHückelhovenErkelenzGeilenkirchenWassenbergWaldfeuchtÜbach-Palenberg in HS.svg
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Übach-Palenberg is located in Germany
Übach-Palenberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates: 50°55′11″N 6°7′10″E / 50.91972°N 6.11944°E / 50.91972; 6.11944Coordinates: 50°55′11″N 6°7′10″E / 50.91972°N 6.11944°E / 50.91972; 6.11944
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
 • MayorWolfgang Jungnitsch (CDU)
 • Total26.11 km2 (10.08 sq mi)
110 m (360 ft)
 • Total24,081
 • Density920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes02451
02404 (Parts of Boschelns)
Vehicle registrationHS


The town is located at the border with the Netherlands, at approx. 10 km east of Heerlen and 15 km north of Aachen. The river Wurm flows through the area. The town has an area of 26.106 km². More than half the area is agricultural.


  • 867 the village Palenberg was first mentioned in a written document, 1172 the village Übach. 1794 three Bürgermeistereien were created - Übach, Scherpenseel, Frelenberg - which were merged into one municipality in 1935. 1967 it received town rights.
  • 1917 coal mining was started in the town, until in 1962 the Carolus Magnus coal-mine was closed.

International relationsEdit

Übach-Palenberg has two twin towns; since 1989 with Rosny-sous-Bois, (France) and since 1999 neighbouring Landgraaf, (Netherlands).

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms of the town is subdivided into three fields. In the top blue field are two crossed golden scepter with a lily head, with a black letter T on top. Both symbols refer to the Grundherrschaft Thorn. In the left golden field is a black lion, the symbol of Jülich, as both Frelenberg and Palenberg belonged to the county Jülich. To the right is a silver lion on a red field, the symbol of Heinsberg, where Scherpenseel belonged to historically. The coat of arms were granted on December 2, 1937 by the Oberpräsident of the province Rhineland.


In addition to international companies such as SLV, Neuman & Esser, Schlafhorst or Spanset the company Solent GmbH & Co. KG produces chocolate, nuts and dried fruit for various brands in Übach-Palenberg since 2010.[2] The sister company Bonback GmbH & Co. KG produces at the same location as a wholesale bakery.[3]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  2. ^ Solent-Schokolade (in German)
  3. ^ Bakery Bonback (in German)

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