Coat of arms
Location of Kerpen within Rhein-Erft-Kreis district
50°52′19″N 6°41′46″E / 50.87194°N 6.69611°E Coordinates: 50°52′19″N 6°41′46″E / 50.87194°N 6.69611°E
Mayor Marlies Sieburg (
2 (43.99 sq mi)
95 m (312 ft)
(2012-12-31) [1 ]
2 (1,400/sq mi)
CET/ CEST (UTC+1/+2)
50169, 50170, 50171
Dialling codes 02237 (Balkhausen, Brüggen, Kerpen, Türnich),
02273 (Horrem, Sindorf),
02275 (Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim)
Vehicle registration BM
Kerpen is a town in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalia. Germany. It is located about 30 kilometers southwest from Cologne.
Division of the town [ edit ]
The town of Kerpen was created in 1975, when the previously independent municipalities Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim, Kerpen, Mödrath, Türnich, Brüggen, Balkhausen, Sindorf and Horrem were merged.
Notable people [ edit ]
Recently Kerpen has become more famous as being the hometown of the Catholic priest and social reformer
Adolph Kolping and the Formula One racing drivers Michael Schumacher and his brother Ralf Schumacher as well as Wolfgang von Trips and reggae artist Patrice Bart-Williams.
Kerpen Castle is also a birthplace of
Otto von Kerpen, the second Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.
Education [ edit ]
In Kerpen there is for example the
Gymnasium der Stadt Kerpen.
Twinned cities [ edit ]
The town has been twinned since 1993 with
Oświęcim in Poland, more commonly known by its German name " Auschwitz", site of the largest of the Nazi concentration camps. Kerpen is also twinned with St. Vith in Belgium.
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