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Coat of arms of Schleiden
Coat of arms
Schleiden   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667Coordinates: 50°31′59″N 06°28′00″E / 50.53306°N 6.46667°E / 50.53306; 6.46667
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Euskirchen
 • Mayor Udo Meister (FDP)
 • Total 122.09 km2 (47.14 sq mi)
Elevation 456 m (1,496 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,272
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53937
Dialling codes 02445
Vehicle registration EU, SLE

Schleiden is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It lies in the Eifel hills, in the district of Euskirchen, and has 17.628 inhabitants as of 2016[citation needed]. Schleiden is connected by a tourist railway to Kall, on the Eifel Railway between Cologne and Trier. The town consists of 18 settlements, the largest of which are Gemünd and Schleiden proper.



  • 1972−1975: Max Fesenmeyer (independent)
  • 1975−1984: Herbert Hermesdorf (1914-1999) (CDU)
  • 1984−1995: Alois Sommer (CDU)
  • 1995−1997: Dieter Wolter (CDU)
  • 1997−2004: Christoph Lorbach (CDU)
  • 2004−2012: Ralf Hergarten (independent)
  • since 2012: Udo Meister (FDP)


There are the following schools in the city:

  • Municipal High School
  • Clara-Fey-High School, Schleiden (carrier is the diocese of Aachen)
  • Municipal Secondary School
  • Primary school
  • Elementary school
  • Elementary school Gemünd
  • Elementary school Dreiborn
  • Astrid Lindgren School, Schleiden
Schleiden castle aerial view

Public figures[edit]

Johannes Sleidanus