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is a borough of the city of Essen
- Origin of the name :In German-speaking countries, the name of the city Essen often causes confusion as to its origins, because it is commonly known as the German infinitive of the verb for the act of eating, and/or the German noun for food. Although scholars still dispute the interpretation of...
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...
. It belongs to the city district IX Werden/Kettwig/Bredeney
and has 9,998 inhabitants as of June 30, 2006. The borough occupies a space of 4.04 km² and is situated at a median height of 58 metres above sea level.
The history of Werden can be traced back to St. Ludger
Saint Ludger was a missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, founder of Werden Abbey and first Bishop of Münster in Westphalia....
, who founded Werden Abbey
Werden Abbey was a Benedictine monastery in Essen-Werden , situated on the Ruhr.- The foundation of the abbey :Near Essen Saint Ludger founded a monastery in 799 and became its first abbot. The little church which Saint Ludger built here in honor of Saint Stephen was completed in 804 and dedicated...
at the end of the 8th century. In 1317, Werden was granted city rights. The Abbey buildings housed the Folkwang Hochschule since 1927.
The town was merged into Essen on August 1, 1929. From 1931 to 1933, the Baldeneysee was created.
The Bundesstraße 224
The Bundesstraße 224 or B 224 is a German federal highway in North Rhine-Westphalia.- Route description :The B 224 runs from Raesfeld in southern Münsterland through the city of Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr area and Essen in the Bergische Land, and ending in Solingen.From the Gelsenkirchen-Hassel...
goes through the centre of Werden, with a high traffic load. Essen-Werden railway station
Essen-Werden is a railway station in the city of Essen in western Germany. It serves the southern city borough Werden and is situated on the bank of the river Ruhr at the junction of the Ruhr Valley Railway and the line to Essen....
provides access to the S-Bahn
S-Bahn refers to an often combined city center and suburban railway system metro in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark...
trains of the Rhine-Ruhr S-Bahn's S6