Brauweiler is a district located in the city of Pulheim, near Cologne, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is well known for its historic Brauweiler Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery that now serves as a cultural center and museum. The abbey dates back to the 11th century and features stunning Romanesque architecture. Brauweiler is a popular tourist destination due to its rich history and picturesque surroundings. The district also offers various amenities, including shops, restaurants, and recreational areas.
Glessen is a small village located in the Rheinisches Braunkohlerevier, specifically in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is known for its proximity to lignite mines and power plants in the region. Glessen has been affected by the mining activities and the associated environmental concerns, such as noise, dust, and potential land subsidence. However, efforts have been made to address these issues and mitigate the impact on the local community.