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Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden
Cistercian Monastery in Langwaden

Grevenbroich (German pronunciation: [ˌɡʁeːvənˈbʁoːx]; known as the "Capital of Energy") is a town in the Rhein-Kreis Neuss, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Erft, approximately 15 km southwest of Neuss and 15 km southeast of Mönchengladbach. The Cistercian Order has a monastery in Langwaden. It is notable for having a wind turbine test park, similar to the Østerild Wind Turbine Test Field, and the Frimmersdorf Power Station, which was one of Europe's least carbon-efficient power stations.[2]

Grevenbroich is about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Cologne.[3]

City districts

Grevenbroich consists of the urban quarters and villages:

  • Postal code 41515: Allrath, Barrenstein, Elsen, Fürth, Gewerbegebiet-Ost, Laach, Neu-Elfgen, Noithausen, Orken, Stadtmitte, Südstadt
  • Postal code 41516: Busch, Gruissem, Gubisrath, Hemmerden, Hülchrath, Kapellen, Langwaden, Mühlrath, Münchrath, Neubrück, Neukirchen, Neukircher Heide, Tüschenbroich, Vierwinden, Wevelinghoven
  • Postal code 41517: Frimmersdorf, Gindorf (population 1,817), Gustorf, Neuenhausen, Neurath

In pop culture

Grevenbroich became widely known as home town of Hape Kerkeling's fictional persona Horst Schlämmer.[4][5]

Notable residents

See also

  • [[INLINE_IMAGE|//|// 1.5x, // 2x|Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg|h19|w32|noviewer flagicon-img]] North Rhine-Westphalia portal
  • Frimmersdorf Power Station
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