Meerbusch, a town in Rhein-Kreis Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, has been an incorporated city since 1970. Meerbusch is the municipality with the most income millionaires in North Rhine-Westphalia.[2]

Old Bell Tower in Büderich.
Old Bell Tower in Büderich.
Coat of arms of Meerbusch
Coat of arms
Location of Meerbusch within Rhein-Kreis Neuss district
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Meerbusch is located in Germany
Meerbusch is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates: 51°16′N 6°40′E / 51.267°N 6.667°E / 51.267; 6.667Coordinates: 51°16′N 6°40′E / 51.267°N 6.667°E / 51.267; 6.667
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDüsseldorf
DistrictRhein-Kreis Neuss
 • MayorAngelika Mielke-Westerlage (CDU)
 • Total64.37 km2 (24.85 sq mi)
Highest elevation
41 m (135 ft)
Lowest elevation
29 m (95 ft)
 • Total56,415
 • Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
40667, 40668, 40670
Dialling codes02132, 02150, 02159
Vehicle registrationNE
Street map of Meerbusch


Meerbusch is a town in the Lower Rhine region of northwestern Germany. It is located between Krefeld and Düsseldorf near Düsseldorf Airport and Messe Düsseldorf. Other neighbouring towns and cities are Duisburg, Kaarst, Willich and Neuss. The total area of 36 square kilometres is divided into:

Area of each municipality of Meerbusch
Division Area (km²) Area (%) Population[3]
Büderich 17.06 26 21528
Osterath 12.02 18 12756
Lank-Latum 6.85 11 9861
Strümp 6.20 10 5836
Ossum-Bösinghoven 5.03 8 2272
Nierst 7.22 11 1387
Langst-Kierst 3.55 6 1004
Ilverich 6.44 10 649

Division of the townEdit

The town is composed of eight large and small villages which used to be independent communities before the municipality was created: Büderich, Osterath, Lank-Latum, Ossum-Bösinghoven, Strümp, Langst-Kierst, Nierst and Ilverich.


Many companies have set up offices in the town's several light industrial estates. Most significantly, IMAV-Hydraulik GmbH has its headquarters in "Breite Straße" and Epson, Ernst-Rademacher GmbH, Nedap, ATHLON, BOBST GROUP and Kyocera Mita have settled in the business park at Mollsfeld, part of a large development called "Mollsfeld North". Thanks to its excellent motorway connections (A57 and A44) the town boasts several business parks and light industrial estates, also featuring logistics operations. The "Fritz-Wendt-Straße" industrial estate in Strümp was developed because of the grinding technology company Wendt GmbH. The "In der Loh" business park in Lank is home to businesses in the SME sector such as Abit AG and KUPP GmbH, and features modern architecture in "Robert-Bosch-Straße".


Regularly, the city offers theatre plays and other musical events at the "Forum Wasserturm". The main emphasis of these events are comedies and cabarets. Dieter Nuhr and Frank Lüdecke are the most usual and often cabaret artists in the theater of Meerbusch. Every winter of every year a folks play takes place in front of over 6000 spectators.

Famous residentsEdit

The town has produced some of local football club Borussia Mönchengladbach's most outstanding youth soccer talent, including:

Twin towns - sister citiesEdit

Meerbusch is twinned with:[11]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
  2. ^ Landesamt für Datenverarbeitung und Statistik Nordrhein-Westfalen. "Income Millionaires in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2001 and 2004" (PDF) (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-10-31. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  3. ^ "Statistical Yearbook of Meerbusch 2007" (PDF) (in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2009-05-30.
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  11. ^ "Von Austernfischern, Auswanderern und Samurai". (in German). Meerbusch. Retrieved 2019-12-02.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Meerbusch at Wikimedia Commons