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Coat of arms of the city of Erftstadt
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Coordinates: 50 ° 49 '  N , 6 ° 47'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Cologne
Circle : Rhein-Erft district
Height : 95 m above sea level NHN
Area : 119.89 km 2
Residents: 50,010 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 417 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 50374
Area code : 02235
License plate : BM
Community key : 05 3 62 020
City structure: 18 districts

City administration address :
Holzdamm 10
50374 Erftstadt
Website :
Mayor : Volker Erner ( CDU )
Location of the city of Erftstadt in the Rhein-Erft district
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Erftstadt is a town in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, formed in 1969 by the amalgamation of several places . Since none of the places could claim the rank of capital, the name was chosen after the largest river in the new urban area, the Erft . The city administration is mainly located in the Liblar district and partly also in the Lechenich district .



Erftstadt is located 20 kilometers southwest of Cologne and 25 kilometers northwest of Bonn in the Jülich-Zülpicher Börde at an altitude of 81 to 151  m above sea level. NHN .

Neighboring communities

The towns and municipalities of Kerpen , Hürth , Brühl (all Rhein-Erft district), Weilerswist , Zülpich (both district Euskirchen ), Vettweiß and Nörvenich (both district Düren ) border Erftstadt .

City structure

According to Section 1 (2) of the main statute, the city of Erftstadt is divided into the following city districts and city districts:

Borough Districts according to Annex I of
the main statutes
Population as of
March 31, 2018
total 52,419
Administrative division
Ahrem Ahrem 1152
Blessem / Frauenthal Blessem and Frauenthal 1905
Bliesheim Bliesheim 3407
Borr Borr and Scheuren 413
Dirmerzheim Dirmerzheim 2218
Erp Erp 2615
Friesheim Friesheim 2975
Gymnich Gymnich and Mellerhöfe 4734
Great Great 533
Kierdorf Kierdorf 3209
Köttingen Köttingen 3717
Lechenich / Konradsheim Lechenich and Konradsheim 11,767
Liblar Liblar 13,178
Niederberg Niederberg 581


Historical review

Since Erftstadt has only existed since 1969, the following review is about the history of the individual districts and their predecessors.

The relics from Roman times cannot be overlooked in Erftstadt . Both during field inspections and during civil engineering work, one encounters artifacts that indicate a dense settlement, especially in the 2nd and 3rd centuries. About 60 villae rusticae , which are now visible on the arable surface as rubble with remains of red-clay roof tiles, can be detected. In most of today's places or in the immediate vicinity there were 3–4 Villae rusticae at a distance of 1–2 km. These manors with buildings and lands had different sizes and facilities. They were mostly simple farmhouses, but there were also larger manors. Some like the Villa rustica north of Blessem Castle were discovered and examined during civil engineering work. A villa rustica in Lechenich on the Kölner Ring , recorded in the local files under Blessemer Lichweg , seems to have belonged to the large estates . The area of ​​the house and courtyard buildings extended as far as Kilianstrasse , as was revealed by the course of the fire layer at the excavation site. A villa in the old churchyard in Lechenich, which was examined as early as the 19th century, had a high level of equipment and living comfort through water pipes and hypocaust heating . The country house in Frauenthal was furnished in a similarly comfortable way (a portico house ), the outlines of which could be seen in aerial photographs in the ground. The cremation graves found near the Villae rusticae , simple body graves, sarcophagi and grave goods such as ceramics, glasses and coins, as well as other ceramic finds and cult objects are evidence of the settlement.

Several regional roads ran through today's urban area. The most important was the Roman road Cologne - Trier, today Agrippa-Straße Cologne-Trier , on which a mansio was set up at the Erftübergang . Another street, which led from Bonn Fort via Swister Berg to Neuss Fort , crossed the Roman road Cologne - Trier in Liblar . On the road to Aachen branching off the Bonn - Neuss road near Haus Buschfeld , northwest of today's city center Lechenich, in the Flur Am Böttgen there was a small settlement ( vicus ) with an adjoining temple district ( matron sanctuary ). The name Lechenich is derived from a Matronenstein of Matronae Lanehiae, which was used as a grave cover.

The road connections established in Roman times are still used over long distances today.

Businesses were also located. Remnants of the wall of a former nail forge were found in Erp , iron slag and nails indicate this. An extensive Roman pottery district with at least seven pottery kilns was located in the Rotbachttal between Friesheim and Niederberg . Between Lechenich and Ahrem , about 700 meters from the Roman road Cologne - Trier, there was a large bakery with four ovens, which made bread for the troops, probably also for the population of the nearby settlements.

The current places of Erftstadt were built in the 5th / 6th centuries. Century in Franconian times and are therefore older than the first written mentions, which begin around the middle of the 7th century.

Lechenich was first mentioned around 650 when the Cologne Bishop Kunibert allocated income from his court in Lechenich to the alms brothers of the St. Lupus Hospital in Cologne . Around 830 Count Emundus, Count in the Kölngau , bequeathed the place Friesheim (Frisheim) and the Villication Friesheim to St. Peter , the patron saint of the High Cathedral in Cologne . Bliesheim is mentioned for the first time in 1059 in a papal document in which the St. Mariengraden Abbey in Cologne owned its property, a. a. in Bliesheim (Blisna) was confirmed. 1108, the Count gave Adalbert of SAFFENBERG and his son Adolf I of SAFFENBERG the Klosterrath Abbey estates in Borr . In 1113, the abbess of the Dietkirchen monastery in Bonn confirmed the residents of Roggendorf (Ruochesdorp), today Kierdorf, the right to wax interest , as her parents had owned. In 1121, the Archbishop of Cologne, Friedrich I, of the St. Michael Abbey confirmed their possession in Gymnich (Gimnich). Erp is mentioned in 1140 as Erlipen in a deed of possession of the Zülpich provost's office . Around 1155 Liblar, at that time already a parish, became a parish together with Blessem , Dirmerzheim Herrig , Mellerhöfe or Meller (Milre), Heddinghoven , Konradsheim , the parishes of Bliesheim, Lechenich and Roggendorf (Kierdorf) in a record of the Deutz Abbey about the delivered collections called. In 1166 the abbess of the Dietkirchen monastery in Bonn bought back the tithe in Köttingen (Cotingen). In 1193 the income of the Margarethenkapelle hospital in Cologne from Niederberg (Berge) was recorded. Around 1220 the Frauenthal monastery was called Marienthal (In valle beatae Marie), and in 1276 it was called Vrouwendale. In 1233 Kierdorf (Kirdorp) fell to the provost when the property of the St. Severin Monastery in Cologne was divided. In 1246 the Bürvenich Monastery acquired a farm in Scheuren (Scuren). In 1256 the St. Aposteln monastery in Cologne received the archbishopric court of Ahren (Airnhem) in an exchange of goods with Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden . In 1276 Wenemar von Gymnich left his sister Beatrix von Gymnich and her children Buschfeld (busvelt) and other goods, who received Kerpen Castle in return .

In 1279 the Archbishop of Cologne, Siegfried von Westerburg, granted Lechenich city ​​rights .

All locations Erft Forbidden City, including the sub-dominions Bliesheim (since 1328), Friesenheim (since 1363), Erp (since 1592), Liblar (1633) and the lower village Gymnich (since 1628) included with the exception of low mountain to the invasion of the French revolutionary troops in 1794 to Electoral Cologne Office Lechenich .

In 1800, during the Napoleonic period, Erp, Friesheim, Gymnich, Lechenich and Liblar became the main towns of a mairie in the canton of Lechenich , which was established in 1798 and existed until 1814. After the withdrawal of the French, the area was initially administered by the Allied powers as the Generalgouvernement through the Governor General Johann August Sack . With the dissolution of the General Government on April 22, 1816, the new district administrations began their activities on May 10, 1816. From 1816 to 1827 the former cantons of Lechenich and Zülpich formed the Lechenich district. In 1827 District Administrator Bilefeldt arranged for the district administration's office to be relocated from Lechenich to Euskirchen.

Kierdorf, Köttingen, Liblar and Bliesheim were shaped in the second half of the 19th and in the first half of the 20th century by the lignite mining of the southern Rhenish lignite mining area . The Concordia briquette factory was closed on July 1, 1958, and the Donatus mine on July 1, 1959 .

Administrative history

Town hall in Liblar (built in 1988)

Erftstadt was founded in 1969 in the course of local government reform from the above districts.

On the basis of § 2 of the law on the reorganization of the Euskirchen district of June 10, 1969, the city of Lechenich, the communities of Dorweiler, Erp and Pingsheim (Lechenich Office), Bliesheim, Kierdorf and Liblar (Liblar Office), Dirmerzheim and Gymnich (Amt Gymnich), Borr, Friesheim and Niederberg (Amt Friesheim) and the community of Wissersheim ( Amt Nörvenich , Düren district ) merged to form a new community. The community was named Erftstadt and is called "City". The offices of Lechenich, Liblar, Gymnich and Friesheim were dissolved. The city of Erftstadt is the legal successor. The Nörvenich office was dissolved. The legal successor is the municipality of Nörvenich.

On January 1, 1975, Erftstadt had to cede the former communities of Dorweiler and Pingsheim and the main part of Wissersheim to the community of Nörvenich. The city changed to the Erftkreis (today Rhein-Erft-Kreis ).

The city in the headlines

In 1977 Hanns Martin Schleyer was held hostage by the Red Army faction in the Liblar skyscraper Zum Renngraben 8 . During the search for his kidnapping , indications of this possible hiding place were not followed up in time.

The first German solar cycle path was opened in Erftstadt in November 2018 . However, in March of the following year it was proven that the electrical connections between the individual modules could not cope with the operating conditions. With the far too low energy yield and other problems, this led to the project being abandoned in autumn 2019.


Allocation of seats in the city council
A total of 50 seats
Council election 2014
Turnout: 50.89% (2009: 56.73%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p

City council

The city ​​council is the municipal representative of the people of the city of Erftstadt. The citizens decide on the composition every five years. The last election took place on May 25, 2014.


On August 30, 2009, SPD member Franz-Georg Rips became mayor of the city of Erftstadt with a narrow majority in front of Volker Erner (CDU). He followed Ernst-Dieter Bösche , also SPD, as mayor of the city. On December 20, 2012, Rips announced his resignation as mayor at the end of the year for health reasons, the business was led by Volker Erner (CDU) until the new election. On June 9, 2013 Erner achieved a share of the vote of 52.45% in the mayoral election.

mayor from to
Jürgen Mittelbach November 24, 1969 1st December 1969
Werner Tiemann 15th December 1969 May 15, 1974
Kurt Bröhl May 24, 1974 May 22, 1975
Erich Schramm May 23, 1975 April 23, 1976
Adolf Kappes May 21, 1976 October 16, 1979
Heinz Cremer 17th October 1979 October 26, 1992
Franz-Georg Rips October 27, 1992 November 1, 1994
Hermann Josef Hanisch November 2, 1994 September 30, 1999
Ernst-Dieter Bösche October 1, 1999 October 20, 2009
Franz-Georg Rips October 21, 2009 January 31, 2013
Volker Erner June 9, 2013

Second residence tax

Erftstadt has been collecting a second residence tax since January 1st, 1998 , which corresponds to 10% of the gross annual rent. The aim of the city is that the residents share in the costs of the urban infrastructure and also receive an incentive to convert the secondary residence into a main residence. In Erftstadt, the second residence tax also applies to all mobile homes, mobile homes, caravans and campers that are parked for residential purposes on their own or third-party property for a not only temporary period.

Coat of arms, seal and flag

City banner with coat of arms

With the incorporation into the Erftkreis and due to the approval of the district president on March 15, 1974, Erftstadt received its own coat of arms, which was created by the graphic artist Josef Günterberg. It was the second draft of the coat of arms, as its first draft had been objected to by the main state archive in Düsseldorf . The first draft of the coat of arms already contained the elements contained in today's coat of arms, although the Erft, signaled by a white band today, was there in blue and the two yellow rectangles existed as red circles.

Today the city has a coat of arms, a seal and a flag (banner and flag) with the following description:

coat of arms
Coat of arms of Erftstadt
Blazon : "In green a silver (white) right flank bar and two golden (yellow) squares on the left edge of the shield."
Justification for the coat of arms: The green shield background stands for nature and health, with a silver (white) river band as the right flank bar, symbolizing the Erft, which gave the city its name. On the left edge of the shield two adjacent golden (yellow) squares, the arrangement of which results in an "E", as a clearly protruding "note" for Erftstadt. Or the two golden (yellow) squares stand for the two largest districts of Lechenich and Liblar.
Inscription above: City , below: Erftstadt
Seal image: The city coat of arms in the shield with the following tinging: a white right flank bar in black and two white squares adjacent to the left edge of the shield.
As a banner: green / yellow / green in a ratio of 1: 4: 1, striped lengthways with the city's coat of arms a little above the center.
As a hoisting flag: green / yellow / green in a ratio of 1: 4: 1, striped lengthways with the city's coat of arms in the middle of the front half.

The coat of arms is deliberately kept modern and dispenses with the use of older coats of arms of the districts.

Gift from the twin town Viry-Châtillon - installed in Liblar next to the house at Carl-Schurz-Straße 59

Town twinning

Culture and sights


Gymnich Castle

Castles and Palaces:




The more than 650 year old oak from Konradsheim

Erftstadt lies directly on the 880 km² Rhineland Nature Park ("Kottenforst-Ville" until 2005), whose many large and small lakes in the Ville owe their origin to lignite mining in the Rhenish lignite area . Recultivation began in 1920 with beech, pine, red oak and larch afforestation . Of the approximately 40 lakes, the Köttinger See , the Concordiasee and the Liblarer See , one of the largest lakes with around 54 hectares, belong to Erftstadt. In the recreational area, the Liblarer See is released as a bathing lake.

The Frauenthal health garden for the Marienhospital , the elderly and care center and the Erftaue hospice is developing into a special national attraction . All three facilities and the public can use this garden. Attractions are an artificial fountain with creek, boulder stone settings , sculptures and a boxwood - Labyrinth . This should stimulate relaxation, meditation, but also entertainment. The garden is supported by a support association, the facilities and plantings were sponsored by Erftstadt companies and private individuals.

In Konradsheim there is an oak that is over 650 years old .

Tourist routes

A number of touristically developed and marked routes lead through Erftstadt and its districts, which can also be interconnected and used for short and round tours within Erftstadt:

regional customs

The historical past of the individual, sometimes very old, districts of the city of Erftstadt is also reflected in the maintenance of old traditions . These include a number of nationally well-known festivals and celebrations whose origins go back to the early days of the region. Another aspect of preserving the past is the efforts of the city administration to ensure the preservation of rich historical buildings through monument conservation measures.

Many of the traditional customs have lost their importance through the passage of time, but others have remained in some annual festivals and celebrations or are experiencing a renaissance . For example, the celebrations of a fair that emerged from the patronage festivals or the traditional rifle festivals associated with parades take place in many parts of the city. The erection of the maypoles in the central squares of the city districts is just as much a custom as the parades for the feast of St. Martin .

As in earlier times, the pilgrimage town of Trier has been a regular destination since 1986 for a crowd of pilgrims who gather in Lechenich from the surrounding area and then set off together . Even more popular, however, is the pilgrimage destination Kevelaer , to which pilgrims have set out from the city of Erftstadt since 1785. The starting points of the route, which is partly covered on foot, are both Lechenich and the Kierdorf district. There, this tradition of the former parish Kierdorf / Brüggen, which was first mentioned in 1740, is carried out again as a Kevelaer pilgrimage. The most interesting event in the city of Erftstadt is the annual equestrian procession of the Gymnicher Ritt , which is held on the feast of Ascension , although its medieval origins are not clear.

Today's club life also has a long tradition. In many parts of the city there is a sports, singing or shooting club, but there are also a large number of various carnival societies, of which the most famous organize their own pageants in the corresponding fifth season .


Erftstadt indoor swimming pool (1978)

With the WSF Liblar , Erftstadt has a Bundesliga team in canoe polo that has been German champion seven times, most recently in 2011, and whose team members have often been appointed to the German national team. The four teams set up for the German championship in Essen in 2006 all reached the finals and with one exception all became German champions.

For its youth work, the Erftstadt chess club was awarded the seal of quality "German Top Chess Club" for the seventh time since 2000, making it the only chess club in Germany to have received seven awards. The greatest successes of the club lie in several qualifications for German club championships in different age groups and in 2008 in the rise of the women's team to the 2nd Bundesliga. The club's former correspondence chess team, which had a correspondence chess grandmaster Maximilian Voss on the top board , is also experienced in the second division .

Various tennis clubs , such as Tennis Sport Erftstadt e. V.

The Association for Movement Games Erftstadt e. V. (VfB Erftstadt) , which offers around 50 sports on some of the club's own facilities. The Sportgemeinschaft Erftstadt e. V. (SGE) with meanwhile 15 sports departments.

The swimming departments of these two clubs have been competing in swimming competitions as a starting community (SG) since 1987. In 2012 the name of the SG was changed to SG Rhein-Erft-Köln . At the German Swimming Team Championships (DMS), the men's team took 3rd place in the Oberliga West in 2017, the women's team took 8th place in the 2nd Bundesliga West.

Another important sporting event is the annual "Challenge Cup of Local Associations" held in Bliesheim.

Economy and Infrastructure

Erftstadt has designated commercial areas in five of its districts. Particularly noteworthy are the Erftstadt business park between Liblar and Lechenich with a direct connection to the A 1/61 with two further areas in Lechenich, two each in Liblar and Friesheim and one each in Gymnich and Köttingen. The Maywerke there are an important company in the food industry.

Action group trade and commerce

The AHAG ( Aktiongemeinschaft Handel und Gewerbe (AHAG) Lechenich e.V.) was founded in autumn 1979 by 13 participants as an advertising and interest group after an exhibition for the 700th anniversary of the city of Lechenich. Its goals are advertising campaigns, increasing the attractiveness of the city, better communication among the members, representing their interests in politics, and striving to strengthen and expand the Lechenich business location.

Marienhospital Frauenthal

Medical supplies

The centrally located Marien Hospital in Erftstadt-Frauenthal is a primary care hospital, emergency hospital and also provides the emergency doctor for the city's ambulance service. The conception of the house, supported by the Münch Foundation with several modern specialist departments, is an important facility for basic medical care in Erftstadt. The Münch-Stift geriatric care center and - with the district's hospice associations - the Hospice Haus Erftaue are also supported by the foundation . All three facilities form an ensemble , which with its health garden , which serves all institutions, forms a center of attraction for the city.


Rail and bus transport

The Erftstadt station is in the Liblar district on the Eifel route ( Cologne - Euskirchen - Gerolstein - Trier ), on the local rail passenger transport


Local rail passenger transport is carried out by the DB Regio NRW , which uses the 620 and 622 series for the Eifel Express and the Eifel Bahn in partly mixed one to three-way traction for speeds of up to 140 km / h. Currently, however, only a maximum of three two-part or two three-part railcars are coupled together.

The road passenger transport within Erftstadt City's served by bus lines by a Anrufsammeltaxi system be supplemented. The bus lines of the companies Regionalverkehr Köln ( RVK ) and Rhein-Erft-Verkehrsgesellschaft ( REVG ) connect Erftstadt with all surrounding places. The tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg and the NRW tariff applies to all local public transport .


Erftstadt has four inexpensive motorway junctions with the A 1 and the A 61 . The two motorways join in the south at the Bliesheim motorway junction and forks again in the Erfttal motorway triangle northeast of Blessem . Cologne can be reached by car directly via the B 265 past Brühl and through Hürth .

Public institutions and education

Erich Kästner Elementary School
  • Seven municipal primary schools: Donatus School Liblar, Erich Kästner School Bliesheim, North School Lechenich, South School Lechenich, Elementary School Gymnich, St. Barbara Concordia School Kierdorf and Janusz Korczak School Erp
  • A municipal special school, the Don-Bosco-Schule Friesheim, for people with learning disabilities
  • A municipal secondary school: Theodor Heuss School in Lechenich
  • Two municipal secondary schools: Gottfried Kinkel School in Liblar, Lechenich Secondary School in Lechenich
  • Two municipal high schools: Ville-Gymnasium in Liblar, Gymnasium Lechenich in Lechenich
  • Free Waldorf School Erftstadt in Liblar
  • The ESMT business school maintains its Cologne Campus in Liblar (Schloss Gracht) .
music school
The Bernd Alois Zimmermann Music School in Liblar in the "Anneliese-Geske Culture and Music House" near the fire and rescue station.
Community College
The adult education center (VHS) at Marienplatz in Liblar offers a varied program for extracurricular further education in two semesters every year.
According to current planning, a new location for the Technical University of Cologne is to be built in Erftstadt , which will house a newly created faculty for spatial development and infrastructure systems.
City library
The city library with media library in Lechenich and the branch of the city library in Liblar keep a large amount of media available to users.
Fire services
The fire brigade of the city of Erftstadt consists of the full-time fire and rescue station in Liblar and 14 voluntary fire fighting groups in the districts. Depending on the size, two or three fire fighting groups form a fire fighting train , and two fire fighting groups each form a group. This structure can be used to alert a corresponding number of volunteers in addition to the full-time employees, depending on the keyword.
Many fire fighting groups have a youth fire brigade , in which young people between ten and eighteen years of age are introduced to the basics of fire fighting technology.


Individuals or associations that are particularly committed to the social or cultural area of ​​the city of Erftstadt on a voluntary basis can be awarded the Carl Schurz Medal .


  • all / several districts:
    • Frank Bartsch / Florian Monheim : Erftstadt . Greven, Cologne 2017. ISBN 978-3-7743-0681-3
    • Frank Bartsch, Dieter Hoffsümmer, Hanna Stommel: Monuments in Erftstadt , AHAG, Lechenich 1998 ff. (Loose-leaf collection)
    • Heidi and Cornelius Bormann: home on the Erft. The rural Jews in the synagogue communities Gymnich, Friesheim and Lechenich , Erftstadt Cultural Office 1994, ISBN 3-9802650-3-X .
    • Bernhard P. Schreiber: Archaeological finds and monuments of the Erftstädtischen area , Kulturamt Erftstadt 1999, ISBN 3-9805019-4-9 .
    • Karl Stommel: The French population lists from Erftstadt 1798–1801 , Erftstadt Cultural Office 1992
    • Karl and Hanna Stommel: Sources on the history of the city of Erftstadt , city administration Erftstadt
    • Yearbook of the City of Erftstadt , Erftstadt Cultural Office, 1991 ff.
    • Martin HW Möllers: New medium-sized cities in the suburban area. Local reorganization, economic change and political-administrative urban development management - examined using the example of Erftstadt and Sankt Augustin. Dortmund 1996.
  1. 651-1400 , 1991, ISBN 3-9802650-0-5 .
  2. 1400-1500 , 1994, ISBN 3-9802650-1-3 .
  3. 1500-1580 , 1995, ISBN 3-9802650-5-6 .
  4. Around 1500–1670 , 1996, ISBN 3-9802650-9-9 .
  5. 1670–1789 , 1998, ISBN 3-9805019-2-2 .
  • Friesheim:
    • Olaf Kalscheuer: Elements of a local church history from Friesheim to the end of the 19th century. 1998.
  • Gymnich
    • Matthias Weber: Erftstadt-Gymnich. Homeland book. Bachem, Cologne 1984, ISBN 3-7616-0757-1 .
  • Kierdorf:
  • Lechenich:
    • Frank Bartsch, Hanna Stommel: Lechenich from Roman times to today. Bürgergesellschaft Lechenich, 2004, ISBN 3-924576-07-6 .
    • Karl Stommel: History of the Electoral Cologne city of Lechenich. (= Publications of the Association of History and Home Friends of the District of Euskirchen eV A-5). Euskirchen 1960.
  • Liblar:
    • Sabine Boebé: Carl Schurz very briefly. Memoirs of Carl Schurz from 1829–1869. Pier, Erftstadt 1984, ISBN 3-924576-01-7 .
    • Manfred Faust (Ed.): Liblar in old views. European Library, Zaltbommel (NL) 2000, ISBN 90-288-6630-2 .
    • Karl Stommel: Johann Adolf Freiherr Wolff called Metternich zur Gracht. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1986, ISBN 3-7927-0919-8 .
    • Walter Keßler: Carl Schurz. Cologne 2006, ISBN 3-7743-0383-5 .

Web links

Commons : Erftstadt  - album with pictures

Individual evidence

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