is an urban borough of Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...
. It is in the north of the city, neighbouring to Lohausen
Lohausen is an urban borough in the north of Düsseldorf, in neighbourhood to Stockum, Kaiserswerth, Unterrath, Wittlaer, the river Rhine and Ratingen. The airport of Düsseldorf is in Lohausen....
Mörsenbroich is an urban borough of Düsseldorf. It borders on Unterrath, Rath, Derendorf, Grafenberg and Düsselthal.Mörsenbroich has about 14,000 inhabitants....
and the airport.
The area Lichtenbroich was written mentioned first time in 1193. It belonged to the Knights of Kelcheim.
Lichtenbroich was a swampy area, flooded often by the river Rhine.
Until the beginning of the 20th century, there were no industrialisation, nearly no infrastructure and nearly no inhabitants in Lichtenbroich.
After the World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...
many people, who were driven out of Silesia, Pomerania and Eastern Prussia found their new home in Lichtenbroich. So it has developed to a densely populated area. The Mannesmann
Mannesmann AG was a German corporation with headquarters in Düsseldorf. The company was founded in 1890 originally to produce seamless steel tubes. It was traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The company had 130,860 employees worldwide and revenues of €23.27 billion.Over time, Mannesmann...
Company built a tube factory in Lichtenbroich and the German Mail (public administration in that time) constructed a settlement for their employees in Lichtenbroich.
Today there are mainly mobile phone companies, airlines from the neighboring airport, rent-a-car-services and fashion companies (the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center
Düsseldorf Messe is a trade fair ground and organizer, based in Düsseldorf, Germany. With a workforce of 1,459 employees worldwide and a total exhibition space of 285,000 sqm in Düsseldorf, the company is one of the largest in the industry...
is near to Lichtenbroich, too).
The new ice hockey stadion of Düsseldorf is in Lichtenbroich.
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