Infobox German Location
Name = Remscheid
Art = City
image_photo = Deutsches Roentgenmuseum.jpg
image_caption = German Roentgen Museum
Wappen = Stadtwappen der kreisfreien Stadt Remscheid.png
lat_deg = 51 | lat_min = 11 | lat_sec = 0
lon_deg = 07 | lon_min = 12 | lon_sec = 0
Bundesland = North Rhine-Westphalia
Regierungsbezirk = Düsseldorf
Kreis = Urban district
Amt = |Gemeindeverwaltungsverband = |Samtgemeinde =
Verbandsgemeinde = |Verwaltungsgemeinschaft = |Verwaltungsverband =
Höhe = 365
Fläche = 74.6
Einwohner = 115374
Stand = 2006-06
pop_ref = [ [http://www.lds.nrw.de/statistik/datenangebot/Regionen/amtlichebevoelkerungszahlen/rp1_juni06.html] ]
PLZ = 42801-42899
Vorwahl = 02191
Kfz = RS
Website = [http://www.remscheid.de/ www.remscheid.de]
Bürgermeister = Beate Wilding
Bürgermeistertitel = Oberbürgermeister
ruling_party1 = |ruling_party2 = |ruling_party3 =
Remscheid (IPA2|ˈʁɛmʃaɪt) is a city in
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the northern edge of the region called Bergisches Land, south of the Ruhr area. Population: 117,717 (2003).
Remscheid was founded in the 12th century, but remained a small village until the 19th century. Early spellings for the city included "Remissgeid" (1217), "Rymscheyd" (1351), "Reymscheyd" (1487) and "Rembscheid" (1639). The economic growth of the entire Rhine-Ruhr region led to an increase of the population of Remscheid.
Mechanical engineeringand toolmaking were the main industries practised within the town. Remscheid was part of the Prussian Rhine Provincefrom 1822-1945.
July 31, 1943, during the second World War, Remscheid was almost completely destroyed during a British bombing raid which caused a firestorm.
A-10 Thunderbolt IIcrashed in the city on December 8, 1988. Six people died.
Today, Remscheid comprises four boroughs, "Alt-Remscheid", "Remscheid-Süd", "Lennep", and
* The Müngstener Brücke is a
railroadbridge crossing a valley and connecting Remscheid with the neighbouring town of Solingen. It is 107 m above the ground, making it the highest railroad bridge in Germany. It was constructed in 1897 and originally named the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke" after Wilhelm I (whose 100th birthday would have been in 1897).
Eschbachtalsperre, the first dambuilt in Germany for the supply of drinking water is located here. It was built in 1891.
* The old city of the borough Lennep consists of 116 houses from 1756.
Conrad Gerstenmacher, died 12. juni 1615 in Remscheid, philosopher
Wilhelm Röntgen, the discoverer of x-rays, was born 1845 in Lennep, which is today a borough of Remscheid. There is a museum in Remscheid ("Deutsches Röntgen-Museum") commemorating Röntgen's life and discoveries.
Teo Otto, a stage designer, was born in Remscheid in 1904.
Karl Michael Vogler, an actor, was born in Remscheid in 1928.
Peter Brötzmann, a free jazzsaxophonist, was born in Remscheid in 1941.
* Armin Mersmann, artist, born in Remscheid 1955
Wolfgang Tillmans, a photographer, was born in Remscheid in 1968.
* [http://www.roentgen-museum.de/ German Roentgen-Museum] de icon
* [http://www.remscheid.de/ Official City Website] de icon
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