Telgte


Telgte (German pronunciation: [ˈtɛlktə]; regionally [ˈtɛlçtə]) is a town in the Warendorf district, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the river Ems, 10 km east of Münster, and 15 km west of Warendorf.

Telgte
Old Town and River Ems
Coat of arms
Location of Telgte within Warendorf district
Telgte
Telgte
Coordinates: 51°58′55″N 7°47′08″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictWarendorf
Government
  MayorWolfgang Pieper (Greens)
Area
  Total90.6 km2 (35.0 sq mi)
Elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
  Total19,911
  Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48291
Dialling codes02504
Vehicle registrationWAF, BE
Websitewww.telgte.de

History


Telgte received town privileges in 1238. It developed at a fork of larger trade routes to the North Sea and Baltic Sea, at a ford across the river Ems. 1469 Telgte is mentioned as a member of the Hanseatic League.

Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck of Münster was granted asylum in Telgte during the Münster Rebellion of the Anabaptists in the 1530s.

Culture


Telgte is famous for the annual Telgte Pilgrimage, the second largest pilgrimage in Germany. Dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and beginning in Osnabrück, the summertime pilgrimage regularly consists of 8,000 pilgrims. Approximately 150,000 pilgrims visit Telgte annually. Telgte is also known for its Nativity Museum (Krippenmuseum) and its fair (Mariä-Geburts-Markt).

Nobel-winner Günter Grass's novel The Meeting at Telgte (Das Treffen in Telgte) is set in Telgte during the negotiations of the Peace of Westphalia which ended the Thirty Years' War.

Politics


The city of Telgte consists of three quarters: Telgte, Westbevern and Westbevern Vadrup. Until the 1970s Westbevern was an independently administered village that consisted of Vadrup and Brock (Brock was incorporated into Ostbevern in a communal reform). Through Westbevern flows the river Bever, a tributary of the Ems. An attractive tourist destination is Haus Langen, with a former double mill at the Bever.

International relations

Telgte is twinned with:=

Mayors since 1946

1946–1947Wilhelm Lütke-Schwienhorst, CDU
1947–1949Ferdinand Busch, CDU
1949–1951Friedrich Sube, Zentrum
1951–1952Heinrich Decker, CDU
1952–1964Bernhard Rumphorst, CDU
1964–1967Wilhelm Hotte, CDU
1967–1969Friedrich Koppernagel, CDU
1969–1975Günter Karthaus, CDU
1975–1978Albert Bruens, CDU
1978–1984Günter Karthaus, CDU
1984–1996Reinhold Hotte, CDU
1996–1999Klaus Beck, SPD
1999–2004Ulrich Roenigh, CDU
2004–2009Dr. Dietrich Meendermann, CDU
since 2010Wolfgang Pieper, BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN

Population trend

Year Inhabitants
18184437
18435166
18715360
18906109
19056692
19137006
19157260
19177275
19197483
19217719
19248174
19258250
19268473
Year Inhabitants
19278445
19338727
May 17, 19399698
194410923
194511979
194612989
194713707
194813736
194913852
195013692
195113576
195213477
195313432
Year Inhabitants
195413392
195613383
June 6, 196113767
196214379
196314810
196415068
196515414
196615694
196715883
196816005
196916197
1970 ¹15826
197116019
Year Inhabitants
197216760
197316968
197417269
197515122
197615365
197715377
197815589
197915780
198016254
198116388
198216515
198316576
198416613
Year Inhabitants
198516664
198616534
198716555
198816834
198916997
199017358
199117725
199218125
199318219
199418303
199518472
199618585
199718728
Year Inhabitants
199818774
199918836
200018992
200119370
200219489
200319432
200419444
200519528
200619522
200819190
201019114
201218879
201419217

¹ Correction of the updating numbers by the census 1970

Sons and daughters of the town


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