To find Geilenkirchen on a map of Germany: In the vertical center of a map of Germany, look on the far left, next to the Dutch border. (Right click to enlarge map)
Geilenkirchen is located about 20 km north of Aachen in the valley of the creek "Wurm". The city straddles both sides the worm valley (approx. 70 m above sea level) on the gently rising slopes, which raise up to about 100 m above sea level. Including the heath Teveren (Teverener Heide) belonging to the city area, GK adjoins directly to the Dutch border.
The town extends on both sides of the small river 'worm' on the gently rising slopes of the Wurm valley, which extends from 70 m above sea level at river level, to rise up to around 100 m.
Geilenkirchen city center
The three districts Geilenkirchen, Bauchem (both on the left of the "Wurm") and Hünshoven (right side of the "Wurm") are grown together completely. In the city center the "Wurm" has been built-over for a distance of few hundred meters, so only senior citizens are aware of the former border between Geilenkirchen and Hünshoven.
All other districts are separated by farmland from the city center.
Geilenkirchen in the tri-state-area Belgium - Germany - Netherlands
Geilenkirchen in the 'Rhineland'
Map above: River 'Rhine' - Show infrastructure with mouseover