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Alpen (Noordrijn-Westfalen)

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Alpen is a municipality in the district of Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.GeographyAlpen is situated in the Lower Rhine region, located between the Ruhr area and the border with the Netherlands. Adjacent cities are Rheinberg, Xanten.Division of the townThe municipality consists 4 districts: AlpenMenzelenVeenBönninghardtHistoryAlpen was mentioned documentarily for the first time in 1074.PoliticsThe local Municipal Council is represented by the Christian Democratic Union, Social Democratic Party of Germany, Alliance '90/The Greens and the Free Democratic PartyTransportationAlpen is reachable by the Bundesautobahn 57 and the federal highways B57 and B58. There is also a train, the RB31 from Duisburg Hbf (direction Xanten) every hour which stops at Alpen. From there it is a 10-minute walk into the centre of Alpen.SecurityThe municipality of Alpen maintains a Volunteer Fire Department consisting three firehouses with about 105 active firefighter and 14 vehicles. In addition to the area of Alpen, the Bundesautobahn 57 is also part of the area of operation. Crime protection is provided by the state Police of North Rhine-Westphalia with stations in Rheinberg, Xanten and Kamp-Lintfort.


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