Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Art = Stadt
image_photo = AbteikirchePrüm.jpg
imagesize = 180
Wappen = Wappen Pruem.png
lat_deg = 50 |lat_min = 12 |lat_sec = 29
lon_deg = 6 |lon_min = 25 |lon_sec = 28
Bundesland = Rheinland-Pfalz
Landkreis = Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Verbandsgemeinde = Prüm
Höhe = 460
Fläche = 22.86
Einwohner = 5343
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 54595
Vorwahl = 06551
Kfz = BIT
Gemeindeschlüssel = 07 2 32 296
Gliederung = 5 Stadtteile
Adresse-Verband = Tiergartenstr. 54
Website = [http://www.pruem.de/ www.pruem.de]
Bürgermeister = Mathilde Weinandy
Partei = CDU
Prüm (IPA2|ˈpʁʏm) is a medium sized city in the Westeifel (
Rhineland-Palatinate), Germany. Formerly a district town, today it is the administrative seat of the " Verbandsgemeinde" ("collective municipality") Prüm.
Prüm lies on the
Prüm River(a tributary of the Sauer) at the southeastern end of the Schneifel, which is 697 m high.
See main article on the towns former monastery,
Since 1980 it has not been possible to take the
trainto Prüm, with the exception of freight trains that operated up to the end of the 1990s. In December 2000 the last train went through Prüm, and this was a special event. Since that time, the rail tracks have been dismantled. Prüm Air Stationis located just outside of Prüm, and this station is operated by the United States Air Force.
In July and August Prüm Summer takes place. It begins with a market and a music competition on the streets on the last Sunday in June. During the next eight Thursdays, various guests meet at the town hall, where there are various competitions, such as a beer jug lift and trunk sawing. There is also a bicycle rally, a fashion show, and dances included in the program.
Monthermé( France) since 1962
Fort Madison, Iowa( USA) since 1998
Famous people from Prüm
Regino of Prüm, musical and historical writer
*It seems that
Pippin the Hunchback, first son of Charlemagne, was in exile in a monastery in Prüm from ca. 793 to his death in 813.
* [http://en.stadt-pruem.de/ Eifel town of Prüm]
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