Ennepetal is a town in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was created in 1949 out of the former municipalities Milspe and Voerde. It was named after the river Ennepe, which flows through the municipality.
The town was featured in the headlines when on April 12, 2005, a hostage taker snatched several school children from a school bus and took them as hostages, see
Ennepetal hostage taking.
Division of the town [ edit ]
International relations [ edit ]
Transport [ edit ]
Ennepetal (Gevelsberg) station on the Wuppertal–Dortmund railway is served by regional trains.
The town also had a station named "Voerde" on the
Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, which in former times was the longest streetcar in Germany. Today, the former track is being used as a walk and bicycle way, connecting the Ruhr area to the nearby Sauerland.
Notable places [ edit ]
Klutert Cave is one of the largest natural caves of Germany with a length of over 5 km.
Economy [ edit ]
Dorma febi - Ferdinand Bilstein
ABC - Altenloh Brinck & Co (
screws) Dahlhaus Leuchten, GmbH
Ernst Mager KG (screws)
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