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Kerpen-5 things to do and see

Kerpen is a town in North Rhine Westphalia. It is settled twenty miles south west from Cologne. The town of Kerpen was created in 1975, when Blatzheim, Buir, Manheim, Kerpen, Mödrath, Türnich, Brüggen, Balkhausen, Sindorf and Horrem were merged. Recently, Kerpen Has become more famous as being the home town of the Catholic priest and social reformer Adolph Kolping and the Formula One racing drivers Michael Schumacher and his brother Ralf Schumacher.

1. Museum

Museum was built during first half on nineteenth century on the same site as it exist today. Building has many displays from ancient history to modern times. House and museum underwent a thorough renovation in 2013.

3. Church of St. Martin

The former church of St. Martin is a Roman Catholic parish church in Kerpen and it belonged to a chapel of Prüm Abbey from the year 893. The first written mention of church was found in twelveth century. In 1204, it was awarded by King Philip of Swabia, the Archbishop Adolf First. It is great place to visit for all those who are interested in religious buildings.

5. The Jewish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery is located in the street On the Bürrig in Kerpen in the Rhine-Erft. The cemetery is surrounded by gate with a fence. The lawn is overgrown by tall trees. The cemetery is now located in a newly built industrial park. The largest Jewish cemetery in the district was occupied before 1938. There are still eighty grave stones available.

2. The firm of J. & W. Stollenwerk oHG

The firm of J. & W. Stollenwerk oHG is a leading canned food manufacturer in Europe and is located in the district of Kerpen. Josef Stollenwerk and Willy Stollenwerk are businessmen in the canning industry. Two sons are also shareholders. Originally the company was based in Blatzheim. However, they moved in the Kerpen area. Few products carry the name Stollenwerk. The wide products of canned goods are produced under the company name of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl.

4. The Loersfeld castle

The Loersfeld castle is located in Kerpen. The castle was built in the 15th century, and is owned by the Barons von Furstenberg. In ancient times, area belonged to the Knights of Belle Eberhard and his wife Hildegunde. Monastery Bottenbroich sold 30 acres of land and Johann von Kerpen become landlord. Today, this castle is on of the most famous castle among tourists.

Kerpen is German town with so many historic attractions to see. You will be amazed with its surroundings and things to see.

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