- Emmerich am Rhein
Infobox German Location
Art = Stadt
Name = Emmerich
Wappen = Emmerich am Rhein-Wappen.png
lat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 50 |lat_sec = 6
lon_deg = 6 |lon_min = 14 |lon_sec = 43
Bundesland = Nordrhein-Westfalen
Regierungsbezirk = Düsseldorf
Kreis = Kleve
Höhe = 15
Fläche = 80.11
Einwohner = 29577
Stand = 2006-06-30
PLZ = 46446
PLZ-alt = 4240
Vorwahl = 0 28 22
0 28 28 (Elten)
Kfz = KLE
Gemeindeschlüssel = 05 1 54 008
NUTS = DEA1B
LOCODE = DE EMM
Gliederung = 8
Straße = Geistmarkt 1
Website = [http://www.emmerich.de/ www.emmerich.de]
Bürgermeister = Johannes Diks
Partei = CDU
Emmerich am Rhein, meaning "Emmerich on the Rhine"; Dutch "Emmerik") is a city on the lower part of the River
Rhinein the northwest of the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In terms of local government organization, it is a medium-sized city belonging to the district of Cleves in the administrative region ("Regierungsbezirk") of Düsseldorf.
Emmerich lies to the north bank of the Rhine, just inside the German border; it is only 4 km to the
Netherlandsto the north and 5 km to the west. It is therefore the last German town on the Rhine before the river flows into the Netherlands.
The municipalities which comprise Emmerich are "Borghees, Dornick, Elten, Hüthum, Klein-Netterden, Speelberg, Praest, Vrasselt" and "Leegmeer."
Neighboring Municipalities and Cities
To the north, the city of Emmerich borders the Dutch municipalities of
Montferlandand Oude IJsselstreek, both of which are in the Dutch province of Gelderland.To the east, it is bordered by the German city of Rees.To the south, it is bordered by the Rhine, and south of the river, by the German city of Kleve. To the west, it is bordered by the Dutch municipalities of Rijnwaardenand Zevenaar, both of which are also in the Dutch province of Gelderland.
Around the year
700Saint Willibrord founded the mission "Emmerich" in the Utrecht diocese. The oldest documented name is "Villa Embrici," which survives from the year 828.
The collegiate church "St. Martinikirche" was constructed in
May 31, 1233Count Otto von Zutphen and Gelder arose to the royalty of the prosperous city with the authorization of the Roman emperor and the German King Emmerich ( Emeric of Hungary). Emmerich became a member of the Hanseatic Leagueat the end of the 14th century.
1856the railway section Oberhausen- Arnhem, of the Cologne- Mindener Railway was opened.
World War IIEmmerich was 97% destroyed on October 7, 1944by alliedair strikes.
November 28, 2004the four Catholic congregations of the city (St. Martini, St. Aldegundis, Heilig-Geist and Liebfrauen) combined to form the new city parish St. Christophorus.
Municipality and County Reform
As a part of the 1st municipal restructuring program, the municipalities of "Borghees, Dornick, Hüthum, Klein-Netterden, Praest" and "Vrasselt" were integrated into the city of Emmerich on
July 1, 1969. In the course of the 2nd restructuring program, the municipality of "Elten" was integrated as well, on January 1, 1975.
Places of interest
Holy Ghost Church This Catholic church was built in
1966and is especially striking due to its version of the crossmade of scrap metal and the Stations of the Crossmade of linen. The architectural development during the time of the Second Vatican Councilshaped the design of the church.
Rhine Bridge This bridge, which connects Emmerich on the north of the Rhine with
Kleveon the south, was opened in 1965, and with a length of 1228 meters and a spanof 500 meters it is the longest suspension bridgein Germany. Approximately 500 ships pass underneath it every day.
Rhine Museum. In the Rhine Museum, 130 ship models are exhibited, as well as a radar unit, examples of fish
taxidermy, maps of the Rhine, a historic Christophorus figurine and a library of the city’s history. In addition there is a one-man U-Boatfrom World War IIand exhibitions regarding shipping on the Rhine, the history of the city and fisheries.
PAN-Art Forum/Poster Museum. The famous poster collection is displayed in the former Lohmann chocolate factory in rotating exhibits.
train stationis located about 1 km southeast of the city center on the double-track electrified “Holland Route,” which plays an important role in passenger travel and commercial transport and is therefore treated in the EUas a part of the Trans-European Network in the category “priority projects which should be begun before 2010.” In addition to the ICE International from Amsterdamto Frankfurt am Main, the night trainCityNightLine to southern Germany, Austriaand to Switzerlandtravels through here with a stop in Emmerich.
With regards to regional rail transport, the following trains pass through Emmerich, in general every hour:
*the Rhine Express (RE5) from Emmerich to
*the Regional Train "Der Weseler" (RB35) from Emmerich to Duisberg, and at rush hour to Düsseldorf.
There is another station located on the same line near Emmerich, the stop "Praest", which is only served by the Regional Train "Der Weseler" (RB 35).
Emmerich lies on the A3 motorway (known in German as the
Bundesautobahn 3), which has the European designation E35. It also lies on the B8 (the Bundesstrasse 8) and the B220.
* The River
* The Municipal Rhine Harbour of Emmerich
Rainer Bonhof, a former footballer for the German national team, was born in Emmerich.
Wilhelm Normann, the inventor of fat hardening by hydrogenation.
Emmerich maintains relationships with:
King's Lynn(United Kingdom, since 1978)
Šilutė( Lithuania, since 1990, formerly " Heydekrug")
Kirkland, Washington(United States, since 1995)
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