Bad Münstereifel

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Bad Münstereifel
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Coat of arms of Bad Münstereifel
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Bad Münstereifel   is located in Germany
Bad Münstereifel
Bad Münstereifel
Coordinates: 50°33′11″N 06°45′58″E / 50.55306°N 6.76611°E / 50.55306; 6.76611Coordinates: 50°33′11″N 06°45′58″E / 50.55306°N 6.76611°E / 50.55306; 6.76611
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Euskirchen
Government
 • Mayor Alexander Büttner (CDU)
Area
 • Total 150.84 km2 (58.24 sq mi)
Elevation 434 m (1,424 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 17,236
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53902
Dialling codes 02253, 02257
Vehicle registration EU
Website www.bad-muenstereifel.de

Bad Münstereifel is a historical spa town in the district of Euskirchen, Germany, with about 19,000 inhabitants, situated in the far south of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The little town is one of only few historical towns in the very south of North Rhine-Westphalia, and because of this is often overcrowded by tourists throughout Spring and Summer.

As of 2013 the folk-singer Heino has lived in the town. Several German artists, Hans Peter Salentin, writers, and intellectuals, active and retired, live in Bad Münstereifel.

Rathaus

Friedrich Joseph Haass, the "holy doctor of Moscow", was born in Bad Münstereifel in the 19th century.

The unofficial Nintendo fan convention, NCON, was held in the town's St. Angela Gymnasium in the early years of the 21st century

The Portuguese Socialist Party was founded here[2]

Education[edit]

Bad Münstereifel is the seat of SIGNO innovation society Eifel Association, Association of the greatest inventors in Germany. Signo is a project of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Joined the Association is a youth and children's department, may acquire in the children and young people in a club's workshop, the basic knowledge of technology.[3]

Bad Münstereifel has four elementary schools in the central city as well as the districts Arloff, Mutscheid, and Houverath. A Hauptschule and Realschule share facilities, while the city has two Gymnasium: the public St. Michael Gymnasium and the diocesan-run St. Angela Gymnasium. Furthermore, the Apostolic school of the Legionaries of Christ has its seat in the city.

Since 1976, the city is also home to its own urban community college, with a specialty in law-related professions. There are also several private training facilities in the city, including the Kurt-Schumacher-Academy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the House of Labor Security of the Trade Association for Electrical and Precision Engineering.[4] There is also a house of the Youth Red Cross as an educational facility for the National Association (North Division).

Bad Münstereifel has a public library with a stock of 16,000 media.[5]

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