Vreden

Vreden
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Vreden
Coat of arms of Vreden
Location of Vreden within Borken district
Borken (district)North Rhine-WestphaliaKleve (district)Wesel (district)Coesfeld (district)Coesfeld (district)Lower SaxonySteinfurt (district)NetherlandsRaesfeldHeidenRhedeBocholtBorkenRekenVelenStadtlohnHeekAhausGescherLegdenSchöppingenGronauVredenSüdlohnIsselburgVreden in BOR.svg
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Vreden is located in Germany
Vreden
Vreden
Vreden is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Vreden
Vreden
Coordinates: 52°02′N 06°50′E / 52.033°N 6.833°E / 52.033; 6.833Coordinates: 52°02′N 06°50′E / 52.033°N 6.833°E / 52.033; 6.833
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
DistrictBorken
Government
 • Mayor (2020–25) Tom Tenostendarp[1] (CDU)
Area
 • Total135.53 km2 (52.33 sq mi)
Highest elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Lowest elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2021-12-31)[2]
 • Total22,758
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48691
Dialling codes02564
02567 (partially in Lünten)
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitewww.vreden.de

Vreden is a small town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany near the Dutch border. The town is located near the river Berkel. The first mentioning of the town is proven for the year 839. In 1252 Vreden obtained city rights.

Demographics

Religion

Culture and sights

Museums

  • Hamaland-Museum
    • Farmer-Museum
  • Silhouette Museum
  • Miniature Shoe Museum
  • Skulpturenpark Erning
  • Heimathaus Noldes
  • Berkelkraftwerk
  • Biologische Station Zwillbrock

Buildings

  • Former castle
  • Old townhall
  • Foundations of seven older churches under the current day St. Georg church
  • Baroque church in Zwillbrock
  • Stiftskirche (collegiate church of the former noble convent of Vreden)

Parks

  • The "Zwillbrocker Venn": The Zwillbrocker Venn, approximately 10 km east of the city centre is part of a large nature reserve with numerous water areas. The Venn is home of Europe's largest black-headed gull breeding area and the world's northernmost flamingo breeding site.
  • Vreden City Park: Includes the town's Farmer Museum.

Gallery

Coat of arms

In the 13th century, Vreden was enlarged to a city by the archbishop of Cologne and the bishop of Münster, who were the city owners of that time. The Coat-of-Arms shows Petrus (patron of Cologne) and Paulus (patron of Münster) with a key and a sword behind the cross of Cologne and the bar of Münster.

People from Vreden

References

  1. ^ Wahlergebnisse in NRW Kommunalwahlen 2020, Land Nordrhein-Westfalen, accessed 19 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2021" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 20 June 2022.


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