Rhode (Olpe)

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City of Olpe
Coordinates: 51 ° 3 '5 "  N , 7 ° 51' 44"  E
Height : 388 m
Area : 23.47 km²
Residents : 1492  (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 64 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Postal code : 57462
Area code : 02761
Catholic Church of Saint Cyriac
Former Catholic rectory

Rhode is a district of the district town of Olpe in the Sauerland and has 1,492 inhabitants.


The place is located north of Olpe directly at the junction of the B 54 and B 55 . The village is located in a valley below the Rhoder Stein.


The name Rhode refers to " clearing of forest". Rhode was first mentioned around 1360/70. In Rhode, the bell tower of the St. Cyriakus Church is the oldest component of all buildings in the city of Olpe. The church, which has been rebuilt several times, has a large flat-roofed hall, a Romanesque spire and a pulpit from the beginning of the 18th century. The equipment also includes a Vesper picture from the Dutch romanticizing direction.

The municipality of Rhode was incorporated into the district town of Olpe on July 1, 1969.

Rhode has been allowed to call itself a resort since 1981 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ City of Olpe: residents by district , accessed on May 21, 2020.
  2. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 90 .