Castle Baesweiler, front

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183Coordinates: 50°54′N 6°11′E / 50.900°N 6.183°E / 50.900; 6.183
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Aachen
  Mayor Willi Linkens (CDU)
  Total 27.82 km2 (10.74 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 26,819
  Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 52499
Dialling codes 02401
Vehicle registration AC

Baesweiler (German pronunciation: [ˈbaːsvaɪlɐ]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Baesweiler is located approximately 20 km north-east of Aachen.

Neighbouring municipalities

Division of the municipality


The municipality has seven subdivisions since a local government reform in 1972 (populations as of January 2007):


In 1371 a battle took place between the armies of Wenceslaus I, duke of Brabant on one hand, and Gulik and Gelre on the other.[2] Wenceslaus, upon his capture, suffered a humiliating defeat.[3]

Population developement

International relations

Baesweiler is twinned with:

Sons and daughters of the town

Johann von Werth


  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
  2. Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, (The Boydell Press, 2009), 80.
  3. Richard Vaughan, Philip the Bold, 80.

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