Rheinhausen (German pronunciation: [ʁaɪnˈhaʊzən]) is a district
of the city of
Duisburg in Germany, with a population of 79,566
(December 31, 2004) and an area of 38.68 km². It lies on the
left bank of the river Rhine.
Rheinhausen consists of the neighbourhoods: Rumeln-Kaldenhausen,
Hochemmerich (including Asterlagen), Bergheim (including
Trompet-Oestrum), Friemersheim, and the central part:
Rheinhausen-Mitte, which has a population of 8955. It has railway
Rheinhausen station and
Rheinhausen Ost station
Rheinhausen Ost station on the
Osterath–Dortmund Süd railway.
In the surroundings of Rheinhausen, there are traces of settlements
dating back to the Roman period. Remains of a guardhouse on the Roman
boundary, the Limes, have been found during sewerage works. Later, the
Ludger is said to have done missionary work in this
Until administrative reorganisation in 1975
Rheinhausen had been an
independent city. It had received city rights in 1934, but the
original city charter has been lost because of fire during World War
On May 8, 1945 the
ADSEC Engineer Group A, led by Col. Swenholt
commanding officer of the 332nd Engineer General Service Regiment,
Duisburg-Hochfeld rail bridge
Duisburg-Hochfeld rail bridge on the
Duisburg-Ruhrort–Mönchengladbach line across the River Rhine
Duisburg and Rheinhausen. The bridge was 2,815 feet (0.86 kM)
in length, and took six days, fifteen hours and twenty minutes to
construct, a record time. The Bridge was named "Victory Bridge".
Rheinhausen had long been an industrial city, with coal mines and
steelworks. The large steel company
Krupp owned a plant in the city.
It was closed in 1986.
Rheinhausen central is the City-Hall-Rheinhausen, The
Alpha-Haus and a school, which is called Realschule
Pylons of Duisburg-Rheinhausen
Coordinates: 51°24′59″N 6°43′53″E / 51.41639°N
6.73139°E / 51.41639; 6.73139