Holland Nijmegen Niederlande und NRW erleben - unterwegs an Rhein und Waal
Entdecken Sie Nimwegen, eine der ältesten Städte Hollands, mit historischen Gebäuden, Jahrhunderte alten Plätzen und der ältesten Einkaufsstraße des. Zu einer Pause laden die schönen Straßencafés und Parks der Stadt ein. Der Kronenburgerpark beispielsweise liegt mitten im Zentrum von Nimwegen – ideal für. Nimwegen ist die älteste Stadt in den Niederlanden. Wer über die Waalbrücke ins Zentrum kommt, versteht warum die Einwohner von Nijmegen so. Denn Nimwegen hat's: die perfekte Lage in einer malerischen Flusslandschaft zwischen Rhein, Maas und Waal. Mit den saftigen, fruchtbaren Böden der. (der gleichzeitig Graf von Holland war). Weil das Lehen nicht ausgelöst werden konnte, blieb es fortan im Besitz der Herren von Geldern. Unter Otto II. begann.
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Some of Hieronymus Bosch 's ancestors also came from the city. During the Dutch Revolt , trade came to a halt and even though Nijmegen became a part of the Republic of United Provinces after its capture from the Spanish in , it remained a border town and had to endure multiple sieges.
In Nijmegen was host to the negotiations between the European powers that aimed to put an end to the constant warfare that had ravaged the continent for years.
The result was the Treaty of Nijmegen that, unfortunately, failed to provide for a lasting peace. In the second half of the 19th century, the fortifications around the city became a major problem.
There were too many inhabitants inside the walls, but the fortifications could not be demolished because Nijmegen was deemed as being of vital importance to the defence of the Netherlands.
When events in the Franco-Prussian war proved that old-fashioned fortifications were no more of use, this policy was changed and the fortifications were dismantled in The old castle had already been demolished in , so that its bricks could be sold.
Through the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Nijmegen grew steadily. The Waal was bridged in by a rail bridge and in by a car bridge, which was claimed to be Europe's biggest bridge at the time.
In the current Radboud University Nijmegen was founded and in a channel was dug between the Waal and Maas rivers. In , the Netherlands was invaded by Germany with Nijmegen being the first Dutch city to fall into German hands.
On 22 February , Nijmegen was heavily bombed by American planes, causing great damage to the city centre. It was subsequently claimed by the Allies that the American pilots thought they were bombing the German city of Kleve , while the Germans alleged that it was a planned operation authorised by the Dutch government in exile.
The Dutch organization for investigating wartime atrocities, the NIOD , announced in January that its study [ citation needed ] of the incident confirmed that it was an accident caused by poor communications and chaos in the airspace.
Over people died in the bombardment. During September , the city saw heavy fighting during Operation Market Garden. The objective of the Battle of Nijmegen was mainly to prevent the Germans from destroying the bridges.
The bridge was heavily defended by over German troops on both the north and south sides with close to 20 anti-tank guns and two anti-aircraft guns , supported with artillery.
The Germans' late attempt to blow the road bridge was possibly foiled by a local Dutch resistance hero, Jan van Hoof , who is said to have cut the wires to the bridge.
The Germans made repeated attacks on the bridge using bombs attached to driftwood, midget submarines and later resorted to shelling the bridge with 88mm barrages.
Troops [ clarification needed German or Allied? Troops that couldn't fit onto the bridge were positioned in a bombed-out house slightly upstream of the bridge.
During the shelling, the house was hit, killing six soldiers and wounding one more. The city would later be used as a springboard for Operation Veritable , the invasion across the Rhine River by Allied Troops.
On 23 February , the Nijmegen police department and the Dutch Army stormed the Piersonstraat and Zeigelhof, a squatters housing block in the city centre of Nijmegen.
Using riot vans, three Leopard 1s , three armoured personnel carriers , a helicopter, 1, policemen, and members of the armed forces , they evicted the squatters and demolished the block, while clouding the entire area in teargas and CS gas.
This received enormous backlash in local politics. While the city government wanted the squatters out to build a parking garage, most of the population wanted affordable housing to be built in the area.
As of this date, Nijmegen is still called " Havana on the Waal " among some right-wingers. The city council was largely dominated by left-wing and progressive parties such as Green Party , Democrats 66 , Socialist Party , and Labour.
At times Nijmegen has been the only major city in the Netherlands with a solely left-wing government. Nijmegen celebrated its th year of existence in It is considered the oldest city in the Netherlands.
In gaining this qualification, it has competed with the city of Maastricht. Marcel T. Nijmegen has an oceanic climate Cfb.
It is one of the warmest cities of the Netherlands, especially during summer, when the highest temperatures in the country are usually measured in the triangle Roermond—Nijmegen—Eindhoven.
The lack of north-south oriented mountain ranges in Europe make this area prone to sudden shifts in weather, giving the region a semi-continental climate.
Some of the northernmost wineries in the world are found just outside Nijmegen, around Groesbeek , a suburban village south-east of Nijmegen.
During the European heat wave , closest official weather station Volkel reached a high of The heat wave coincided with that year's Four Day Marches, which were cancelled after the first day, when two people died of hyperthermia -related causes.
Few Roman remains are visible today; a fragment of the old city wall can be seen near the casino and the foundations of the amphitheatre are traced in the paving of the present-day Rembrandtstraat.
The Valkhof Museum , on the Valkhof, has a permanent display of the history of Nijmegen, including artifacts from the Roman era. Additionally, they usually have temporary exhibitions of more and less famous artists.
Not many very old buildings are left in town: first the Americans carpet-bombed it in February , later the Germans shelled it for about five months after the liberation in September , and finally there were a number of vigorous city planners in the s, 60s and 70s who finished the demolition.
There are still a few noteworthy sights, however. Valkhof hill downtown features a Carolingian chapel eighth, ninth century AD and a small remainder of an imperial castle that was demolished in The city council has 39 seats.
After the municipal elections, the three major parties, GroenLinks 9 seats , PvdA 8 seats and SP 6 seats formed a coalition. Because these are all left-wing parties, Nijmegen received the nickname ' Havana on the Waal'.
Although such majorities are not exceptional compare Amsterdam and sometimes also form coalitions see Muntendam , this is unusual for a city this size.
Since such a left-wing coalition might be possible at a national level after the general election, the achievements of this council are often scrutinised.
After the municipal election such a coalition became possible in many more municipalities, making the example even more interesting. However, nationally these parties scored much better, recovering from an electoral blow of the elections.
Then again, the Leefbaar parties that caused the loss then and lost most of their votes this time have no branch in Nijmegen, which makes this comparison less valid.
Among the three big parties, there was a shift from GroenLinks, who lost 6. As a result, it is no longer the biggest party.
The seat assignment is now as shown in the table. The three-party coalition was returned to office. After the Dutch municipal election, the PvdA lost three of its eleven seats.
Short before the elections, there were problems with the SP. The municipal elections of 19 March saw the Socialist Party narrowly becoming the largest party in the Nijmegen city council after gaining three more seats.
The Greens were only some votes behind, while the Liberal Democrats D'66 gained another seat, while Labour lost half their support, becoming as small as the liberal-conservative VVD.
The former leader of the group, Hayke Veldman, had gone to the House of Representatives, and thus left the city council. Eigenhuijsen had been second on the party list, but he was not elected to the position of leader.
Thereafter, he left the group and started his own one-man group, called Liberal Nijmegen. Nijmegen is twinned with:. Nijmegen has long been known for its annual Four Days Marches , beginning on the third Tuesday of each July.
In , prominent liberal theologians in the Roman Catholic Church issued what is now known as the Nijmegen Statement , demanding sweeping reforms in the Vatican's Holy Office, previously known as The Inquisition, and calling for greater scope for theological inquiry.
Among its signatories was the then-progressive theologian Fr. Joseph Ratzinger , then a member of the faculty at the University of Tübingen , but later a much more conservative figure as the head of the successor to the Holy Office , the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith , and later still Pope Benedict XVI.
The Nijmegen Statement said: "Any form of Inquisition however subtle, not only harms the development of sound theology, it also causes irreparable damage to the credibility of the church".
The signatories, a group of predominantly German-speaking theologians asserted that "the freedom of theologians, and theology in the service of the church, regained by Vatican II , must not be jeopardised again.
Sport in the city is principally focused on its football club N. The club plays in the Eerste Divisie. Bandy Vereniging Nijmegen is the biggest bandy club in the country.
The city is also home to one of the country's oldest cricket clubs, Quick , a current member of the KNCB. Formed in , the club is the largest cricket club in the east of the country and was formed 13 years after the first club, Utile Dulci from Deventer.
The cricket club has both men's and women's teams. The city also has the Nijmegen Devils , an Ice hockey club. The three main employers  in Nijmegen are:.
Radboud University ;. The semiconductor industry. Other notable companies headquartered in Nijmegen include Synthon , a Dutch multinational pharmaceutical company and Vaxxinova , an EW group subsidiary which produces animal vaccines.
To prevent flooding in the near future, the Dutch government is changing the course of more than 30 rivers throughout the country. Room for the river Waal as it passes Nijmegen is one of these measures.
As part of this, the artificial island Veur-Lent was created in The river Waal not only has a sharp bend near Nijmegen, it also forms a bottleneck.
In and this led to high water and floods. To prevent this from happening again and to protect inhabitants of the city and its surroundings against the water, work has been done to relocate the Waal dike in Lent and to excavate a large ancillary channel in the flood plains, creating an island in the Waal.
The large-scale project involves the construction of three bridges, new dikes and concrete water barriers. To accomplish this, infantry would have to cross the river under fire.
Initially, Cook had no idea where to get them. Eventually, canvas boats had to be transported from Belgium, delaying the Waal crossing by a day.
To make the river crossing a success, a renewed attack on the bridge's south sides was needed to divert the enemy's attention and firepower.
Nijmegen's city centre had to be swept clean systematically first, block by block. This operation began in the morning of 20 September at , succeeding unexpectedly quickly.
The occupying force was easily pushed back, as long as it could delay the Allies. Much of the combat took place on rooftops, where parachutists rapidly hopped from one rooftop to the next.
Only in the Kronenburgerpark , where the elite SS troops of Kampfgruppe Henke had a clear field of fire, the advance went slowly.
Meanwhile, the II. The planned crossing at had to be delayed time and again because of logistical problems: the supply of canvas boats by truck from Belgium was difficult, since Hell's Highway was narrow, and constantly blocked by burnt-out vehicles.
The crossing finally took place at , about two kilometres downstream from the Waal Bridge, near the old Gelderland Power Plant.
Some boats capsized or sank during the crossing. Despite the losses, at least 16 boats survived the initial crossing.
A field telephone line was laid on the riverbed for communication across the river. Instead, however, at dusk about to German soldiers approached the Americans to surrender.
Around the same time, the Waal Bridge's northern end was seized by another group after an extraordinarily bloody fight.
The 1st Battalion then relieved the 3rd to guard the railway bridge. Time was ticking away for the British tanks and artillery on the south bank of the Waal, as their munitions were running low.
This and unforeseen delays in supply logistics presented a long-term problem, because of the munitions required by XXX Corps to complete its advance to the Rhine.
In the battle for the Waal Bridge in the Hunnerpark and on the Keizer Lodewijkplein, over of Kampfgruppe Euling's soldiers lost their lives, 60 were taken prisoners, and the rest were able to escape.
Around the same time the Nijmegen bridges were captured, the British paratroopers under John Frost had to surrender the Arnhem Bridge to the Germans.
A rapid advance from Nijmegen to Arnhem to retake the bridge, was blocked by a combination of factors, including sunset, unfamiliarity with the terrain ahead the Betuwe , German reinforcements near Ressen coming from Arnhem 3 Tiger tanks and 2 infantry companies , ongoing firefights and chaos in Nijmegen, and continuous logistical problems on "Hell's Highway", due to events such as the German counterattacks near Veghel.
The march of XXX Corps was delayed for another 18 hours after the Waal Bridge's conquest,  but eventually it was so worn out after 5 days of combat, that the offensive could not be resumed.
Remaining British troops tried to escape to the south, or hide in occupied territory. During Operation Berlin 25—26 September , more than 2, of them could be evacuated with Canadian help.
After the Allied withdrawal from Arnhem and the Betuwe, the frontline was again at Nijmegen, which would be bombarded regularly for the next five months.
Historians wonder why Nijmegen was not evacuated right after liberation —just like Arnhem would be by the Germans on 23 September — which could have prevented hundreds of extra civilian casualties.
The best attempt took place on 29 September, just before A group of German Kampfschwimmer " combat swimmers " succeeded in placing floating mines on both bridges, managing to destroy the middle section of the Railway Bridge, and blowing a hole in the road deck of the Road Bridge.
However, the latter could be saved with a British bailey bridge. This aroused a lot of criticism from the Nijmegeners, because during his previous tenure as burgemeester 1 May — 24 February he had complied more with the commands of the German occupiers than his predecessor.
On 16 October , he was succeeded by Charles Hustinx, who would remain burgemeester of Nijmegen until 1 January The Supreme Court of the Netherlands , which the Germans temporarily moved from The Hague to Nijmegen in , was partially purged after the liberation.
Justice Minister Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart , who still resided in London, ordered the dismissal of all pro-Nazi judges appointed by the Germans, but also the temporary suspension of all other judges of the Supreme Court, including those who had already been appointed before the war, which was unconstitutional.
During the Battle of Nijmegen, there were only two reporters with the 82nd Airborne Division at hotel Sionshof, and they were both busy covering the actions on the Groesbeek Heights.
Therefore, contemporary British and American press did not pay much attention to what was happening in Nijmegen, which had to be reconstructed from other sources later.
Historian Joost Rosendaal found out that the Bombing of Nijmegen of 22 February has been registered in collective memory much more clearly than the liberation and the five months as a front line city, even though these caused roughly the same number of casualties.
Moreover, many of the fallen were not commemorated officially for many years, because they were 'pointless' civilian casualties; the nationalistic commemorations preferred to give attention to 'heroic sacrifices' such as soldiers and resistance members who 'died for the fatherland'.
In the course of the war, 10, Nijmegeners were wounded, 5, of whom were permanently disabled. With 12, homeless people and another 3, evacuees from the surrounding areas, there was an extreme post-war housing crisis.
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