Erftstadt is a city formed in 1969 from the consolidation of 14 communities in the
Rhein-Erft District in
The population is about 51500. The name comes from the river
Erft which shapes the region.
Erftstadt is located 20 kilometers southwest of
Köln and 25 kilometers northwest of
Bonn. The city covers 120 square kilometers
of which about 20 is built up. It borders directly on the Rheinland Nature Park, a recreation area
recultivated with forest and lakes that was previously a mining area for brown coal.
The many facilities: swimming, sailing, canoeing, fishing, jogging, cycling, offer much opportunity
The city administration is in Liblar.
Schloß Gracht in Erftstadt-Liblar
The home page for Erftstadt is at www.erftstadt.de