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Popular Points of Interest in and near Bergheim
Rhineland Nature Park
Rheinland Nature Park (Naturpark Rheinland) is a nature park in North Rhine-Westphalia, situated between Bergheim, Kerpen, Erftstadt, Euskirchen, Königswinter, Bornheim, Bonn, Brühl, Hürth, Frechen and Pulheim. It covers an area of about 880 km².
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Travel Insider Tips for Bergheim
Bergheim is about 20 km air line to the west of Cologne (Cologne vacation rentals | Cologne travel guide) in approximately 72 meters height over sea level. The highest elevation is the Glessener Höhe (Glessen Hight) with 204 meters. Near Bergheim the Erft River flows. The city lies in the Zülpicher Börde, which belongs to the Kölner Bucht. Economic-geographically Bergheim lies in the Rhenish brown coal district.
Things to See in Bergheim
Niederaussem Power Station with the world's tallest cooling tower
Schlösser und Burgen
- Oberburg / Unterburg (Fliesteden)
- Burg Geretzhoven bei Niederaußem
- Schloss Paffendorf (Paffendorf)
- Schloss Schlenderhan (Quadrath-Ichendorf)
- Schloss Frens (Quadrath-Ichendorf)
- Ruine Haus Laach (Thorr)
- Burg Thorr (Thorr)
- Burg Holtrop (Niederaußem)
- Burg Zieverich
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More about the History of Bergheim
Created in about 4000 BC there is a grave hill field in Niederaußem. Around 50 BC the Romans settled in Bergheim. They constructed the large Roman freeway Via Belgica that crossed the area where Bergheim is today. Later the Francs took control over the region. In the Middle Ages Bergheim was granted city rights and became later part of the county Jülich. In the 19th and 20th century Bergheim grew rapidly through the settlement of industry based on the local brown coal.
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Bergheim is a German city 20 km west of Cologne and the capital of the Rhein-Erft-Kreis. The city's Niederaußem district is one of the most important suppliers for energy from lignites in Europe.
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