Prüm

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Prüm
AbteikirchePrüm.jpg
Coat of arms of Prüm
Coat of arms
Prüm   is located in Germany
Prüm
Prüm
Coordinates: 50°12′29″N 6°25′28″E / 50.20806°N 6.42444°E / 50.20806; 6.42444Coordinates: 50°12′29″N 6°25′28″E / 50.20806°N 6.42444°E / 50.20806; 6.42444
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Municipal assoc. Prüm
Subdivisions 5 Stadtteile
Government
 • Mayor Mathilde Weinandy (CDU)
Area
 • Total 22.86 km2 (8.83 sq mi)
Elevation 460 m (1,510 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,384
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54595
Dialling codes 06551
Vehicle registration BIT, PRÜ
Website www.pruem.de

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.

Geography[edit]

Prüm lies on the river Prüm (a tributary of the Sauer) at the southeastern end of the Schneifel, which is 697 m high.

History[edit]

See main article on the town's former monastery, Prüm Abbey. In 2005, the Prüm Convention was signed in the city by several European countries.

Economy[edit]

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.

The federal highway B265 and B410 cross in Prüm, the autobahn A60 and B51 also run near the city.

Prüm Air Station is located just outside of Prüm, and this station is operated by the United States Air Force.

Prümer Sommer[edit]

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.

International relations[edit]

Prüm is twinned with: Bangor, Northern Ireland; Monthermé (France, since 1962); Fort Madison, Iowa (United States, since 1998[2])

Famous people from Prüm[edit]

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