|• Mayor||Mathilde Weinandy (CDU)|
|• Total||22.86 km2 (8.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||460 m (1,510 ft)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Prüm (German pronunciation: [ˈpʁʏm]) is a town in the Westeifel (Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany. Formerly a district capital, today it is the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Prüm.
See main article on the town's former monastery, Prüm Abbey.
Since 1980 it has not been possible to take the train to Prüm, with the exception of freight trains that operated up to the end of the 1990s. In December 2000 the last train went through Prüm, and this was a special event. Since that time, the rail tracks have been dismantled.
In July and August Prüm Summer takes place. It begins with a market and a music competition on the streets on the last Sunday in June. During the next eight Thursdays, various guests meet at the town hall, where there are various competitions, such as a beer jug lift and trunk sawing. There is also a bicycle rally, a fashion show, and dances included in the program.
Prüm is twinned with:
- Template:Country data NI Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
- Monthermé (France) since 1962
- Fort Madison, Iowa (USA) since 1998
Famous people from Prüm
- Regino of Prüm, musical and historical writer
- It seems that Pippin the Hunchback, first son of Charlemagne, was in exile in a monastery in Prüm from ca. 793 to his death in 813.
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