|• Mayor||Sabine Preiser-Marian (CDU)|
|• Total||150.84 km2 (58.24 sq mi)|
|Elevation||434 m (1,424 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Dialling codes||02253, 02257|
|Vehicle registration||EU, SLE|
Bad Münstereifel is a historical spa town in the district of Euskirchen, Germany, with about 17,000 inhabitants, situated in the far south of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The little town is one of only few historical towns in the very south of North Rhine-Westphalia, and because of this is often overcrowded by tourists throughout Spring and Summer.
Bad Münstereifel lies about 30 kilometres southwest of Bonn and around ten (both as the crow flies) south of the county town of Euskirchen in the Münstereifel Forest, a part of the Eifel mountains. The River Erft flow through the town. It has a borough of around 151 km² in area at heights of 200 to . The latter is the height of the Michelsberg, which is the highest point in the borough and rises in the northwestern part of the Ahr Hills (another region of the Eifel).
The borough is around 60 percent forested, several woods are designated as so-called ancient forest (Urwald). Over 200 kilometres of trails enable access to the low mountain uplands, which are about 25 kilometres from the Eifel National Park.
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Bad Münstereifel is the seat of SIGNO innovation society Eifel Association, Association of the greatest inventors in Germany. Signo is a project of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. Joined the Association is a youth and children's department, may acquire in the children and young people in a club's workshop, the basic knowledge of technology.
Bad Münstereifel has four elementary schools in the main town as well as the subdistricts of Arloff, Mutscheid, and Houverath. A Hauptschule and Realschule share facilities, while the city has two Gymnasium: the public St. Michael-Gymnasium and the diocesan-run St.-Angela-Gymnasium. Furthermore, the Apostolic school of the Legionaries of Christ has its seat in the city.
Since 1976, the city is also home to the University of Applied Sciences for the Administration of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia. There are also several private training facilities in the city, including the Kurt-Schumacher-Academy of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the House of Labor Security of the Trade Association for Electrical and Precision Engineering. There is also a house of the Youth Red Cross as an educational facility for the National Association (North Division).
Bad Münstereifel has a public library with a stock of 16,000 media.
The local council has 32 seats, the elections were held in May 2014.
- CDU: 12 seats
- SPD: 8 seats
- FDP: 4 seats
- UWV: 4 seats
- Alliance 90/The Greens: 3 seats
- The Left: 1 seat
Notable people and gatherings
The unofficial Nintendo fan convention, NCON, was held in the town's St.-Angela-Gymnasium in the early years of the 21st century.
The Portuguese Socialist Party, one of the two main Portuguese parties, was founded here in 1973 with the guidance of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, who wanted to create a political force which will be able to keep Portugal a member of the NATO.
Other personalities associated with the town
- Otto Graf Lambsdorff (1926–2009), politician, former Bundesminister für Wirtschaft (Minister of Economic Affairs) and chairman of the FDP, lived in the district of Eschweiler.
Bad Münstereifel is twinned with:
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