The church of St. Victor in Schwerte
|• Mayor||Dimitrios Axourgos (SPD)|
|• Total||56.2 km2 (21.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||120 m (390 ft)|
|• Density||830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Division of the town
After the local government reforms of 1975 Schwerte consists of the following districts:
Schwerte is twinned with:
Schwerte received civic rights in the 12th century.
The railway facility in the eastern district of Schwerte became a branch of the Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1944. The camp had 445 prisoners in August and 670 in November 1944. The number of escapees was comparatively high; in November 1944 48 prisoners escaped. The camp in Schwerte was disbanded in December 1944 and the remaining prisoners were brought back to Buchenwald.
- The Romanesque church of St. Victor has a carved altar of 1523, and stained glass of the 14th and 15th centuries.
- The Wuckenhof is a timber framed house built in the 16th century.
- The Ruhrtalmuseum is situated in a former town hall, that was built in 1547.
- The Rohrmeisterei was built in 1889 by a water purification company. It was a pumping station until 1924. Today it is part of the German route of industrial heritage (Route der Industriekultur).
Today, there are some industries left, which are confined to the manufacture of iron and steel goods.
- Jens Ewald (born 1983 in Schwerte), a whitewater kayaker
- Paul Kevenhörster (born 1941 in Schwerte), a political scientist
- Wolfgang Kleff (born 1946 in Schwerte), a former football (soccer) player
- Thomas Kroth (born 1959), a former football (soccer) player, lives in Schwerte
- Detlef Lewe (1939–2008), a sprint canoer lived in Schwerte
- Violetta Oblinger-Peters (born 1977 in Schwerte), a whitewater slalom canoer
- Heinrich Rehkemper (born 1894 in Schwerte, died 1949), a baritone singer
- Carmen Rischer (born 1956 in Schwerte), a former rhythmic gymnast
- Erwin Rösener (born 1902 in Schwerte, died 1946), an SS-Obergruppenführer Nazi officer executed for war crimes, who was posthumously indicted at Nuremberg for war crimes
- Lasse Sobiech (born 1991 in Schwerte), a professional footballer, currently playing for FC St. Pauli.
- Rosemarie Trockel (born 1952 in Schwerte), an artist
- Rabbi Werner van der Zyl (1902–1984) was born in Schwerte
- "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
- "Miasta partnerskie i zaprzyjaźnione Nowego Sącza". Urząd Miasta Nowego Sącza (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2013-05-23. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
- Benz, Wolfgang; Barabara Distel; Angelika Königseder (2006). Der Ort des Terrors: Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager (in German). C.H.Beck. pp. 572–574. ISBN 978-3-406-52963-4. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- Teil VI: Die Freiherren von Syberg zu Schwerte, Hees und Sümmern (German)
- Das Ruhrtalmuseum (German)
- Rohrmeisterei Schwerte (German)
- Sante Hanse, Britta; Klüh, Thomas (14 December 2010). "Renaming the so-called small market in Dr. Werner van der Zyl Square". Committee on Demography, Urban Development and Environment. Schwerte.de. Retrieved 8 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
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