Ennepetal is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The town was featured in the headlines when on April 12, 2005, a hostage taker snatched several school children from a school bus and took them as hostages, see
Ennepetal hostage taking.
Division of the town [ edit ]
Politics [ edit ]
Since February 2, 2004, Ennepetal has a children and youth parliament (
Kinder- und Jugendparlament in German).
International relations [ edit ]
Transport [ edit ]
Ennepetal has a
railway station (named "Ennepetal/Gevelsberg") on the line Wuppertal - Dortmund, which is served by regional trains.
The town also had a station named "Voerde" connecting with the
Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, which in former times was the longest streetcar in Germany. Today, the former track is being used as a walk and bicycle way, connecting the Ruhr area to the nearby Sauerland.
Notable Places [ edit ]
Kluterthöhle is the largest natural cave of Germany with a length of over 5 km.
Economy [ edit ]
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