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Subject: Carl Schurz, Joseph Kentenich, Rhein-Erft-Kreis, Ahrem, Rhineland Nature Park
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Erftstadt is a town located about 20 km south-west of Cologne in the Rhein-Erft-Kreis, state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The name of the town derives from the river which flows through it, the Erft. Carl Schurz, a German revolutionary, American statesman and reformer, and Union Army General in the American Civil War was born in Erftstadt-Liblar on March 2, 1829 as was Joseph Kentenicha Catholic Priest of the Pallottine order and founder of the Schoenstatt Movement on 16 November 1885. He is also remembered as a thinker, theologian, and educationalist.


  • International relations 1
  • Wards of Erftstadt 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

International relations

Erftstadt is twinned with:

Wards of Erftstadt

  1. Ahrem
  2. Blessem/Frauenthal
  3. Bliesheim
  4. Borr
  5. Dirmerzheim
  6. Erp
  7. Friesheim
  8. Gymnich
  9. Herrig
  10. Kierdorf
  11. Köttingen
  12. Lechenich
  13. Liblar
  14. Niederberg


External links

  • Liblar and Carl Schurz

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