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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.

Vreden
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Vreden
Coat of arms
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°01′59″N 06°49′59″E / 52.03306°N 6.83306°E / 52.03306; 6.83306Coordinates: 52°01′59″N 06°49′59″E / 52.03306°N 6.83306°E / 52.03306; 6.83306
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
DistrictBorken
Government
 • MayorDr Christoph Holtwisch (CDU)
Area
 • Total135.53 km2 (52.33 sq mi)
Elevation
27 - 57 m (−160 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total22,641
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
48691
Dialling codes02564
02567 (partially in Lünten)
Vehicle registrationBOR
Websitewww.vreden.de

DemographicsEdit

ReligionEdit

Culture and sightsEdit

MuseumsEdit

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

BuildingsEdit

  • 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)

ParksEdit

  • 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.

GalleryEdit

Coat of armsEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.