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Gelsenkirchen-Beckhausen Overview

Gelsenkirchen-Beckhausen is bordered by Buer, Erle, and Gladbeck.

Things to See in Gelsenkirchen-Beckhausen

Filialkirche Heilige Geist in Schaffrath an der Giebelstraße (zugehörig zu Sankt Ludgerus Buer, zur Pfarrei Sankt Urbanus Gelsenkirchen-Buer; Bau 1964)

Liebfrauenkirche in Beckhausen an der Horster Straße (zur Pfarrei St. Hippolytus, Gelsenkirchen-Horst; Bau 1898)

Clemens Maria Hofbauer in Sutum an der Theodor-Otte-Straße (zur Pfarrei St. Hippolytus, Gelsenkirchen-Horst; Bau 1962)

Christuskirche an der Bergstraße (Bau 1911)

Die Filialkirchen der Christuskirche in Schaffrath (Martin-Luther-Kirche am Stegemannsweg; Bau 1966) und Sutum (evangelische Petrihaus an der Pfeilstraße) wurden im Jahr 2007 geschlossen.

Neuapostolische Gemeinde Gelsenkirchen-Beckhausen an der Weskampstraße

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More about the History of Gelsenkirchen-Beckhausen

Up until the middle of the 19th century, the area in and around Gelsenkirchen was only thinly settled and almost exclusively agrarian. In 1815, after temporarily belonging to the Grand Duchy of Berg, the land now comprising the city of Gelsenkirchen passed to the Kingdom of Prussia, which assigned it to the province of Westphalia. Whereas the Gelsenkirchen of that time — not including today's north-end communities, such as Buer — was put in the Amt of Wattenscheid in the Bochum district, in the governmental region of Arnsberg, Buer, which was an Amt in its own right, was along with nearby Horst joined to Recklinghausen district in the governmental region of Münster. This arrangement came to an end only in 1928.

In 1885, after Bochum district was split up, Gelsenkirchen became the seat of its own district (Kreis), which would last until 1926. The cities of Gelsenkirchen and Wattenscheid, as well as the Ämter of Braubauerschaft (as of 1900, Bismarck), Schalke, Ückendorf, Wanne and Wattenscheid all belonged to the Gelsenkirchen district. A few years later, in 1896, Gelsenkirchen was split away from Gelsenkirchen district to become an independent city (German: kreisfreie Stadt). In 1891, Horst was split away from the Amt of Buer, which itself was raised to city in 1911, and to an independent city the next year. Meanwhile, Horst became the seat of its own Amt. In 1924, the rural community of Rotthausen, which until then had belonged to the Essen district, was made part of the Gelsenkirchen district.

n 1997, the Federal Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau or BUGA) was held on the grounds of the disused Nordstern coalmine in Horst. In 1999, the last phase of the Emscher Park International Building Exhibition, an undertaking that brought together many cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, was held. Coke was produced at the old Hassel coking works for the last time on 29 September 1999. This marked the shutdown of the last coking plant in Gelsenkirchen, after being a coking town for more than 117 years. In the same year, Shell Solar Deutschland AG took over production of photovoltaic equipment. On 28 April 2000, the Ewald-Hugo colliery closed — Gelsenkirchen's last colliery. Three thousand coalminers lost their jobs. In 2003, Buer celebrated its thousandth anniversary of first documentary mention, and FC Schalke 04 celebrated on 4 May 2004 its hundredth anniversary. Today, Gelsenkirchen is a centre for sciences, services, and production, with good infrastructure.

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Beckhausen is a district of the city of Gelsenkirchen, with 14,408 inhabitants in an area of 6.144 km ².

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