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Wappen der Stadt Kerpen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 52 '  N , 6 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Cologne
Circle : Rhein-Erft district
Height : 95 m above sea level NHN
Area : 113.92 km 2
Residents: 66,702 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 586 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 50169, 50170, 50171
Primaries : 02237, 02273, 02275
License plate : BM
Community key : 05 3 62 032
City structure: 11 districts

City administration address :
Jahnplatz 1
50171 Kerpen
Website :
Mayor : Dieter Spürck ( CDU )
Location of the city of Kerpen in the Rhein-Erft district
Köln Kreis Düren Kreis Euskirchen Kreis Heinsberg Kreis Mettmann Leverkusen Rhein-Kreis Neuss Rhein-Sieg-Kreis Bedburg Bergheim Brühl (Rheinland) Elsdorf (Rheinland) Erftstadt Frechen Hürth Kerpen Pulheim WesselingKarte
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Kerpen is a large district town in the Rhein-Erft district in North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany . The city is located in the Rhenish lignite district and in the Cologne Bay just a few kilometers west of Cologne . Since March 19, 2012 Kerpen has had the official addition of Kolping City . With 68,141 (2018) inhabitants, Kerpen is the largest city in the Rhein-Erft district.


Geographical location

To the east of the city center of Kerpen, the Erft (coming from the Eifel) runs with the Erftauen and divides the community, further east is the Ville . The Neffelbach runs from Nörvenich coming to the northeast and is still flowing to Kerpener municipality in the Erft. To the south of Kerpen, isolated foothills of the northern Eifel still protrude into the lowlands. Kerpen is also in the Jülich-Zülpicher Börde .

Neighboring communities

In the north Kerpen borders on the district town of Bergheim , in the north-west on the city of Elsdorf , in the west on the municipality of Merzenich and in the south-west on Nörvenich (both in the district of Düren ). In the south Kerpen borders on Erftstadt , in the southeast on Hürth and in the east on Frechen .

City structure

The districts are listed with their population figures from 2018. In some cases, there are still hamlets added to the districts.

District Residents
Balkhausen 2559
Blatzheim (with Bergerhausen , Dorsfeld ,
Geilrath , Niederbolheim and homesteads)
Bruggen 4878
Buir 3934
Horrem (with Götzenkirchen) 12,891
Kerpen (core city) (with Langenich ) 15,171
Manheim 187
Manheim-new 1134
Mödrath 1214
Neu-Bottenbroich 935
Sindorf 18,234
Türnich 3460
total 68.141

Denomination statistics

The urban average in 2014 only 47% (2011: 49%) of the population believed that they were Roman Catholic and 15.4% (2011: 16%) believed that they were Protestant. 37.6% of the population were statistically recorded as persons without information on their denominations (if available) (2011: 35%). The proportionally most “Catholic” districts in the urban area are Manheim (13.8% above the urban average), Buir (+ 11.8%), Mödrath (+ 11%) and Blatzheim (+ 10.7%). The Catholic population is the least represented in the large districts of Sindorf (6.4% below the total city share), Kerpen (−2.8%) and Horrem (−2.2%). The Protestant population is proportionally most strongly represented in Neu-Bottenbroich, Horrem and Buir. For the first time in 2014 in Sindorf, and thus also for the first time in a district of the Kolping City, the Catholic population was no longer the largest population group: 43.9% of Sindorf residents are now listed in the population statistics as people without information on their denomination - this group is thus 3.3 percent larger in Sindorf than the Catholic population group.


Kerpen was first mentioned in a document in 871 under the name "Kerpinna". After the Battle of Worringen in 1288, Kerpen became a Brabant enclave in the middle of the area ruled by the Electorate of Cologne and the County of Jülich , which helped Kerpen to become truly independent. The Duchy of Burgundy took over the Brabant inheritance, which passed to the House of Habsburg after the death of Charles the Bold in 1477 . When King Charles V divided the empire among his sons in 1522, Kerpen and the Netherlands fell to the King of Spain . Kerpen remained Spanish until the Peace of Utrecht in 1712 - in the 1970s the now defunct inn “King of Spain” in today's Stiftsstraße reminded of it.

Kerpen then became an independent imperial county under the Count of Schaesberg with the Lommersum that was lordly connected to him . With the seizure of the Left Bank of the Rhine by French revolutionary troops , Kerpen lost its independence in 1794, but became the seat of the canton in 1798. The Mairien Blatzheim, Buir, Kerpen, Sindorf and Türnich belonged to this canton . The canton of Kerpen was assigned to the arrondissement of Cologne in the Rur department . In 1815, after the Congress of Vienna , Kerpen became part of the Prussian Rhine Province in the Bergheim (Erft) district . Kerpen received city ​​rights in 1941 .

Today's Kerpen was created on January 1, 1975 from the then city of Kerpen and seven previously independent municipalities as part of a municipal reform through the Cologne Act of 1974. Most of the city districts are still separated from one another by large open spaces and have therefore retained a certain degree of independence.

The districts of Mödrath and Bottenbroich were relocated in the 1950s due to the Frechen open-cast lignite mine . The residents of the old Mödrath were assigned a building area in the northeast of Kerpen, the residents of Bottenbroich were assigned a building area in the east of Horrem. A remnant of the resettlement is the prefix "Neu-" in the name of Neu-Bottenbroich.

The Manheim district will give way to the Hambach opencast mine by around 2022 . In a vote, the residents chose Kerpen-Dickbusch as the resettlement site. The new Dickbusch location has been under construction since spring 2012. Since 2016, residents who have moved in can also purchase a plot of land.


City council

The local elections on May 25, 2014 led to the following result with a turnout of 46.2% (-8.1):

Party / list CDU SPD Green FDP left BBK * UWG Pirates **
Seats 18th 15th 5 4th 2 1 1 1
Share of votes 40.97% 32.88% 10.66% 4.75% 4.29% 3.17% 1.19% 2.09%
Profit loss + 2.12 - 0.44 + 0.13 - 4.19 + 0.09 + 0.28 - 0.08 + 2.09

* Citizens Alliance Kerpen ** Pirates Kerpen000

Town twinning

The partnership association takes care of the relationships between clubs, schools and politics. The partnership with St. Vith emerged from the relationship between the Reichsbahn employees who were relocated from the St. Vith railway junction to the new Mödrath junction (on the railway line to the Ahr) under the Versailles Treaty . The city has maintained the partnership since 1975.

The partnership with Oświęcim / Auschwitz emerged in 1993 from the relationships between the respective secondary schools, which were established after Poland opened to the West in 1991.

Coat of arms, banner and flag

coat of arms

Wappen von Kerpen
Blazon : “Split and divided at the front, a red-tongued and armored golden lion at the top in black; below in silver a red-tongued, golden crowned and armored, double-tailed red lion, behind in gold a red tower with hipped roof and open, black portcullis. "

The city of Kerpen was granted the right to carry a coat of arms, a flag and a banner with a certificate from the District President in Cologne dated September 10, 1976.

Justification of the coat of arms: The Limburg and Brabant lions are taken from the Kerpen jury's seal of 1306, they indicate the Kerpen territorial history: since Kerpen belonged to Brabant since the end of the 13th century together with the former Limburg Lommersum, the Limburg lion is also part of the Brabant lion to see. In the back, a red gate tower with an open portcullis is shown in gold as a symbol for Kerpen Castle.


As a banner: "Gold (yellow) -red-gold (yellow) in a ratio of 1: 4: 1, striped lengthways with the city's coat of arms shifted upwards over the middle."

As a hoist flag: "Gold (yellow) -red-gold (yellow) in a ratio of 1: 4: 1, striped lengthways with the heraldic shield shifted to the pole."

Culture and sights

Kolping's birthplace in Kerpen
Collegiate Church of St. Martin in the center of Kerpen


  • The Adolph Kolping Museum in Kerpen was set up in an outbuilding of the house that Adolph Kolping's brother had rebuilt on the site of Kolping's birthplace. The house and exhibition were thoroughly renovated and reorganized on the occasion of the namesake's 200th birthday.
  • House for Art and History
  • Museum HJ Baum
  • The museum for racing history in the Villa Trips in Kerpen-Horrem was mainly dedicated to the memory of the crashed racing driver Count Berghe von Trips . It was finally dissolved in January 2015. As agreed, 5000 parts of the collection were transferred to the Prototype Museum in Hamburg as permanent loans. The written estate goes to the city archive and is also available for research there.
  • The world of the Schumachers, racing museum
  • Typewriter museum QWERTZUIOPÜ in Kerpen-Sindorf
  • Tractor museum of the Stollenwerk brothers at the Bergerhausen moated castle
  • Natural history museum "Martin Reimer" of the city of Kerpen in Kerpen-Brüggen


Loersfeld Castle



Natural monuments

Kerpen lies with the nature reserves Kerpener Bruch / Parrig and Dickbusch, Lörsfelder Busch, Steinheide in the Rhineland Nature Park . The new information center for the northern part of the nature park, the Gymnicher Mühle on the Erft, is on the other side of the border with Gymnich . For a few years now, the recultivation area of the former open-cast lignite mine in Frechen has also become a natural landscape with several lakes, etc.; it has been since the Pope's visit to the XX. World Youth Day in 2005 known as Marienfeld. The largest lake here is the Boisdorfer See .


The Erftlandring kart track in Manheim is known beyond the local borders as Michael Schumacher's house track . The Flinke Flitzer soap box club has existed for young racing enthusiasts since 1977 . Since it was founded in 1977 to 2008, the club has already won a second and a third place at the German championships. The four-season pool Erftlagune in Sindorf and the Türnich outdoor pool are places for water sports. A mini golf course is operated in Türnich .

Kerpen has been able to call itself a bicycle-friendly city since 2012 .

Economy and Infrastructure


Kerpen and its districts are still characterized by the lignite industry in the vicinity of the Rhenish lignite mining area with opencast mines and briquette factories. The Frechen opencast mine in the east is charred - there is a recultivation area with the Marienfeld known from the 2005 World Youth Day - (smaller fields such as the Louise mine near Brüggen / Türnich with briquette factories I and II were already exhausted in 1952), the new Hambach opencast mine moves closer to the district of Manheim. The only reminder of the Sindorfer Glashütte from 1911 to 1978 is Hüttenstrasse with its former company apartments . The lignite power stations on the Villerücken are not far and also offer Kerpeners work. The car accessories company Visteon has its European headquarters with approx. 770 employees in Sindorf. European significance and the NATO - military airbase Nörvenich . The air force soldiers stationed there are housed in the Kerpen Boelcke barracks and in the Nörvenich barracks Haus Hardt . As announced on October 26, 2011, the Boelcke barracks in Kerpen was closed in 2015. By 2017 [obsolete] the number of 980 soldiers employed at the air base is to increase to 1,110 in 2011. In addition, the cable network operator Unitymedia has its technical center in Sindorf. In addition to the German headquarters of the IT system service provider Computacenter with 4,700 employees in Germany, the company Boll & Kirch Filterbau with its approx. 600 employees is one of the largest employers in Sindorf. The retail trade in Kerpen is also not to be underestimated. Through the creation of the EKK (Erft-Karree-Kerpen) in Kerpen with its large chain stores OBI, SATURN, Staples, Roller and Intersport, as well as many smaller trading companies, Sindorf also has the "Modepark" with companies such as Modepark Röther , C&A , Woolworth , KiK u. v. m. an important shopping center was built, which also attracts many customers from neighboring cities.


The converted Sindorf S-Bahn station on the Cologne – Aachen line
Horrem station: new station building

Kerpen is located at the motorway junction ( Kreuz Kerpen ) of federal motorways 4 and 61 .

The federal highways 264 and 477 cross in Blatzheim . The districts are developed internally and with the neighboring communities by bus routes operated by the Rhein-Erft-Verkehrsgesellschaft in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS), which are supplemented by a collective taxi system. There are a total of three motorway exits in the city and three very close by in the immediate vicinity. The Aachener Straße from Cologne ends directly between Kerpen-Sindorf and Bergheim-Ahe.

In Horrem station , the largest station in the city, at the junction of the Cologne – Aachen – Brussels line , the Erftbahn branches off to Bedburg via Bergheim. In addition to regional trains, there is also the S-Bahn , which runs the Cologne – Düren section.

The first CO 2 -free train station in Germany has been in Horrem since mid-2014 . Since the old station building was dilapidated and no longer up-to-date, the “green” station was built in Horrem. The building has a photovoltaic system with an annual output of 31,000 kilowatt hours. Energy for heating and cooling is generated by means of geothermal energy and solar thermal energy is used to heat water . The public toilets are supplied with water from the rainwater collected on the green roof . The combination of LED lighting and daylight in conjunction with the other measures ensures that this station does not produce any CO 2 . A pilot project that will certainly also be used in other cities in the future.

Today's city of Kerpen has a total of three train stations; Buir, Horrem and Sindorf. The city ​​center of Kerpen no longer has a rail connection. In 1913 the Bergheimer Kreisbahn was nationalized. In the 1950s, parts of the line (especially the Mödrath station) had to give way to an open-cast mine. The line was gradually dismantled in the 1960s.

The city is connected to several cycle routes:

  • The 524 km long moated castle route connects more than 130 castles on the edge of the Eifel and in the Cologne Bay .
  • The 480 km long Kaiser Route runs from Aachen to Paderborn and is named after Emperor Charlemagne , who resided in Aachen. The route is based on the presumed route that the imperial army took in 775 on its crusade into the Saxon territory .
  • The Erft cycle path runs along the Erft for around 110 kilometers . From the source in Nettersheim - Holzmülheim to the confluence with the Rhine in Neuss .
  • The German Football Route NRW runs 800 kilometers across North Rhine-Westphalia. So far it is the only adventure bike path in North Rhine-Westphalia that has been laid out under a popular and transnational theme. The "legend route of German football" opens up next to football cult locations such as the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen or the Borusseum in Dortmund's Westfalenstadion also the tourist highlights in NRW.
  • The 265 km long cycle path network of the valley route opens up interesting tourist spots in North Rhine-Westphalia on a family-friendly route.
  • On the initiative of students from the city of Kerpen high school and with the support of the bicycle-friendly city of Kerpen (since 2012) and sponsors, a 20 km (with an extension 30 km) long circular route was signposted in the anniversary year of 200 years of Adolph Kolping , which leads to numerous memorial stations from the life of Kolping which are also sights of the city.

Public facilities

High school, 1898
  • The Kerpen District Court , responsible for Kerpen and Frechen, is located in the city.
  • The city of Kerpen maintains its own archive, which is generally accessible.
  • The city of Kerpen has entrusted the public library service to the Catholic parish of St. Martinus, which is responsible for the city of Kerpen as a city library. In addition, the library of the Kerpener Gymnasium with 32,000 volumes is open to the public.

Other cultural institutions

Kerpen has two cinemas, which are also used for cultural events and meetings of the clubs: the traditional Capitol from the 1950s, modernized, with two halls and the Euromax with five halls.


There are twelve primary schools in Kerpen , which are spread across all parts of the city, the Kerpen high school , two secondary schools , two vocational schools, two secondary schools , a comprehensive school and a special school .


Kolping Monument in Kerpen

Born in Kerpen

Associated with Kerpen

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), composer; lived for some time in Kerpen (his house was the former business "Strohband")
  • Peter Hecker (1884–1971) painter; lived in Kerpen
  • Wolfgang Graf Berghe von Trips (1928–1961), racing driver; grew up in Hemmersbach Castle (Kerpen-Horrem), buried in Horrem
  • Adolf "Addi" Furler (1933–2000), German sports journalist; lived in Kerpen-Türnich
  • Günter Noris (1935–2007), German band leader (Bundeswehr Big Band), pianist, arranger and composer; lived and died in Kerpen
  • Reinold Louis (* 1940), German author and connoisseur of Cologne customs; lives and works in Kerpen
  • Graham Bonney (* 1943), pop singer; resides in the city
  • Manuela (1943-2001), German pop singer; lived in Kerpen-Horrem from 1985 to 1991
  • Petra Hammesfahr (* 1951), writer and screenwriter; lives in Kerpen
  • Michael Robert Rhein (* 1964), singer and founder of the German medieval rock band In Extremo
  • Guido Paul (1969–2015), game and comic author; lived in Kerpen
  • Michael Schumacher (* 1969) racing driver, 7 times Formula 1 world champion; grew up in Kerpen-Manheim
  • Peter Sitt (* 1969) swimmer, 1988 Olympic third party 4 × 200 m freestyle and 1987 European champion 4 × 200 m freestyle
  • Ralf Paul (* 1971), comic artist; lives in Kerpen
  • Ralf Schumacher (* 1975), racing driver; grew up in Kerpen-Manheim
  • Jan Rouven (* 1977 as Jan Rouven Füchtener), magician; grew up in Kerpen
  • Timo Hübsch (* 1977), actor; lives in Kerpen
  • Patrice Bart-Williams (* 1979), reggae musician; grew up in Kerpen-Brüggen
  • Sontje Peplow (* 1981), actress; grew up in Kerpen
  • Katharina Hackhausen (* 1985), actress; grew up in Kerpen-Horrem
  • Adam Matuschyk (* 1989), soccer player; lives in Kerpen-Buir
  • Dominik Hees (* 1989), actor and musical performer; grew up in Kerpen
  • Oskar Keymer (* 2003), actor; lives in Kerpen


Telephone prefixes

There are several telephone prefixes in Kerpen:

  • 02237 for Balkhausen, Brüggen, Kerpen, Mödrath and Türnich;
  • 02273 for Horrem, Neu-Bottenbroich and Sindorf;
  • 02275 for Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim and Manheim-new.


Kerpen is divided into several postcode areas:

  • 50169 for Balkhausen, Brüggen, Horrem, Neu-Bottenbroich and Türnich;
  • 50170 for Buir, Manheim and Sindorf;
  • 50171 for Blatzheim, Kerpen, Manheim-neu, and Mödrath.


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    • Buir (Anstelburg, Voigtburg). P. 104.
    • Brüggen (gatehouse). P. 104.
    • Gymnich (castle). P. 69. (Erftstadt-Gymnich)
    • Horrem (Motte Hemmersbach, Hemmersbach Castle). P. 105 f.
    • Mödrath (so-called castle). P. 106
    • Niederbohlheim (Onnau Castle). P. 106.
    • Türnich (moth in the castle park). P. 106.
  • Harald Herzog: Rhenish castle buildings in the 19th century. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1981, ISBN 3-7927-0585-0 ( Landeskonservator Rheinland. Arbeitsheft 37), (At the same time: Cologne, Univ., Diss., 1979: Artistic Processes in the Rhenish Castle Extension of the 19th Century. )
    • Horrem: Hemmersbach Castle. P. 25, figs. 119–128.
    • Kerpen: Lörsfeld Castle. P. 42, fig. 111.
    • Türnich. P. 29, p. 44, figs. 130-146.
  • Hermann Hinz : Archaeological finds and monuments of the Rhineland. Volume 2: Bergheim district. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1969.
    • Blatzheim. Pp. 208–218, plate 61/1, village plan 1767: plate 79.
    • Buir. Pp. 219-224.
    • Horror. P. 252–256, plate 70, Hemmersbach Castle: plate 76/2.
    • Kerpen. P. 276–283, plate 67 / 1,2, former castle: plate 77.
    • Manheim. Pp. 290-295.
    • (Old) Mödrath. P. 296 f.
    • Sindorf. Pp. 339–342, plate 61/2.
    • Türnich. Pp. 343-346.
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    • Kerpen. P. 119 and Fig. 120.
    • Bergerhausen. Pp. 133–136 and Figs. 138 and 140.
  • Frank Kretzschmar: Churches, monasteries and chapels in the Erftkreis. Rheinland-Verlag Cologne 1984, ISBN 3-7927-0821-3 ( Erftkreis publication 94)
    • Horrem: St. Clement. Pp. 18-21, p. 199.
    • Horrem (Götzenkirchen): St. Cyriakus. P. 106 f.
    • Kerpen: St. Martinus. Pp. 178-180.
    • Kerpen: Protestant Church. P. 144 f.
    • Sindorf: Ortisei. P. 52 f.
    • Türnich: Castle Chapel St. Elisabeth of Thuringia. Pp. 134-137.
  • Henriette Meynen: Moated castles, palaces and country estates in the Erftkreis. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1979, ISBN 3-7927-0521-4 .
    • Bergerhausen: Castle. Pp. 96-99.
    • Blatzheim: Commander's castle. P. 100 f.
    • Horrem: Hemmersbach Castle. Pp. 88-91.
    • Kerpen: Lörsfeld Castle. P. 92 f.
    • Kerpen: Hahn House. P. 94 f.
    • Niederbolheim: mansion (so-called castle). P. 102 f.
    • Türnich: Castle. Pp. 104-108.
  • Annaliese Ohm, Albert Verbeek: Bergheim district. Volume 1: Angelsdorf - Glesch. Schwann, Düsseldorf 1970 ( The monuments of the Rhineland 15)
    • Bergerhausen. Pp. 73-79.
      • incl. Dorsfeld, Geilrath, Giffelsberg, Niederbolheim, Onnau, Seelrath.
    • Blatzheim. Pp. 68-72.
    • Buir. Pp. 79-84.
  • Annaliese Ohm, Albert Verbeek: Bergheim district. Volume 2: Heppendorf - Kerpen. Schwann, Düsseldorf 1971 ( The monuments of the Rhineland 16)
    • Horrem including Götzenkirchen. Pp. 27-44.
    • Kerpen (city center). Pp. 88-106.
      • Including Hahn house, Langenich, Lörsfeld.
  • Annaliese Ohm, Albert Verbeek: Bergheim district. Volume 3: Königshoven - Türnich. Schwann, Düsseldorf 1971, ISBN 3-508-00186-5 ( The monuments of the Rhineland 17)
    • Balkhausen. P. 99 f.
    • (Old) Bottenbroich. P. 100.
    • Bruggen. P. 100 f.
    • Manheim. Pp. 17-20.
    • (Old and new) Mödrath pp. 20–23.
    • Sindorf. Pp. 89-94.
    • Türnich. Pp. 95-99.
  • Helmut Weingarten: The railway between the Rhine and Erft. A reading book for railroad fans. Rheinland-Verlag, Cologne 1987, ISBN 3-7927-0973-2 , pp. 36-47 ( contributions to the history of the Erftkreis 5).
  • Municipality of Türnich (Ed.): Türnich in the course of time. Türnich municipality, Türnich 1974.
    • Balkhausen. Pp. 179-181.
    • (Old) Bottenbroich. Pp. 185-189.
    • Bruggen. Pp. 182-185.
    • Türnich. Pp. 161-179.
  • Helmut Weingarten (Red.): Monasteries and monasteries in the Erftkreis. Published by the Erftkreis. Rheinland-Verlag, Pulheim-Brauweiler 1988, ISBN 3-7927-1044-7 ( contributions to the history of the Erftkreis 6 = Erftkreis publication 128)
    • Blatzheim: Hans Elmar Onnau: The Cistercian convent Blatzheim. Pp. 65-84.
    • (Old) Bottenbroich: Hans Elmar Onnau: Bottenbroich Abbey. Pp. 85-102.
    • Kerpen: Fritz Hemmersbach: The Collegiate Foundation St. Martinus Kerpen. Pp. 209-225.
    • Helmuth Weingarten: The religious branches of the 19th and 20th centuries.
      • Bruggen. P. 293.
      • Buir. P. 285.
      • Horror. P. 283, p. 295.
      • Kerpen. P. 293.
      • Sindorf. P. 290.
      • Türnich. P. 292.

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Web links

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