Alpen, Germany

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Coat of arms of Alpen
Coat of arms
Alpen  is located in Germany
Location of Alpen within Wesel district
Wesel (district) Recklinghausen (district) North Rhine-Westphalia Borken (district) Bottrop Oberhausen Duisburg Krefeld Viersen (district) Kleve (district) Neukirchen-Vluyn Moers Kamp-Lintfort Rheinberg Dinslaken Wesel Xanten Sonsbeck Hünxe Schermbeck Hamminkeln Alpen VoerdeAlpen in WES.svg
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Coordinates: 51°34′30″N 06°30′45″E / 51.57500°N 6.51250°E / 51.57500; 6.51250Coordinates: 51°34′30″N 06°30′45″E / 51.57500°N 6.51250°E / 51.57500; 6.51250
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Düsseldorf
District Wesel
 • Mayor Thomas Ahls (CDU)
 • Total 59.54 km2 (22.99 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,699
 • Density 210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 46519
Dialling codes 02802
Vehicle registration WES

Alpen is a municipality in the district of Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Alpen is situated in the Lower Rhine region, located between the Ruhr area and the border with the Netherlands. Adjacent cities are Rheinberg, Xanten.

Division of the town[edit]

The municipality consists 4 districts:

  • Alpen
  • Menzelen
  • Veen
  • Bönninghardt


Alpen was mentioned documentarily for the first time in 1074.


The local Municipal Council is represented by the Christian Democratic Union, Social Democratic Party of Germany, Alliance '90/The Greens and the Free Democratic Party


Alpen is reachable by the Bundesautobahn 57 and the federal highways B57 and B58. There is also a train, the RB31 from Duisburg Hbf (direction Xanten) every hour which stops at Alpen. From there it is a 10-minute walk into the centre of Alpen.


The municipality of Alpen maintains a Volunteer Fire Department consisting three firehouses with about 105 active firefighter and 14 vehicles. In addition to the area of Alpen, the Bundesautobahn 57 is also part of the area of operation. Crime protection is provided by the state Police of North Rhine-Westphalia with stations in Rheinberg, Xanten and Kamp-Lintfort.


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