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Castle Schermbeck
Castle Schermbeck
Coat of arms of Schermbeck
Coat of arms
Schermbeck  is located in Germany
Location of Schermbeck within Wesel district
Wesel (district) Recklinghausen (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Borken (district) Bottrop Oberhausen Duisburg Krefeld Viersen (district) Kleve (district) Neukirchen-Vluyn Moers Kamp-Lintfort Rheinberg Dinslaken Wesel Xanten Sonsbeck Hünxe Schermbeck Hamminkeln Alpen VoerdeSchermbeck in WES.svg
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Coordinates: 51°41′42″N 6°52′32″E / 51.69500°N 6.87556°E / 51.69500; 6.87556Coordinates: 51°41′42″N 6°52′32″E / 51.69500°N 6.87556°E / 51.69500; 6.87556
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
 • Mayor Ernst-Christoph Grüter (CDU)
 • Total 110.74 km2 (42.76 sq mi)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,624
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46514
Dialling codes 0 28 53
Vehicle registration WES

Schermbeck is a municipality in the district of Wesel, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Schermbeck is situated near the river Lippe, approx. 20 km east of Wesel, and 8 km north-west of Dorsten. Its maximum dilatation from north to south is about 12,90 km, from west to east it's about 17,80 km. Thanks to its proximity to the Ruhr area and thus to many big cities, Schermbeck is becoming a popular place for people who want to escape the urban life but still be closely connected to it.


General information

Schermbeck has 3 schools. Locally it is famous for its traditional annual "Volksfest" Kilian, at which many people from the surrounding areas attend. Recently it is becoming a popular location for various events like cooking and art exhibitions.

Division of the municipality

Schermbeck is divided into 8 districts:

  • Altschermbeck
  • Bricht
  • Damm
  • Dämmerwald
  • Gahlen
  • Overbeck
  • Schermbeck
  • Weselerwald



Schermbeck is connected to the highways A 3 and A 31 and also to the federal road B 58.

Through Schermbeck run 3,10 km highway, 17,40 km federal roads, 22,10 km ordinary highways, 165,20 km rural roads and 2,30 km are in privat property.


Out of ancient background Schermbeck is almost half catholic and half evangelic. The proportion of Catholics is about 45,3%, and 39,2% confess themselves as Protestants. There are only a few followers of other religions or denominations.


  1. ^ "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24. 

External links

  • Official website (in German)
  • Private website about Üfte (in German)
  • Holocaust survivor testimony of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Schermbeck on the Yad Vashem website
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