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State: Thuringia
Regionalverband: Regionalverband Ruhr
District: Ennepe-Ruhr
Area: 59 km▓
Population: 9,223(12/31/2002)
Population density: 156/km▓
Elevation: 380 m (city centre)
442 m (Wengeberg_
Postal code: 58339
Area/distance code: 02338
Location: 51.2667/51░16' N lat.
7.4667/7░28' W long.
Car designation: EN
Address of the city administration:
Website: www.breckelfeld.de (http://www.breckerfeld.de/)

Breckerfeld is a North Rhine-Westphalian (Germany) municipality in the district of Ennepe_Ruhr. Located in the southeastern_most part of the Ruhr area, in northern Sauerland, approx. 17 km south of Hagen. The city has a well developed Unterzentrums and is a member in Regionalverband Ruhr (association).



A rural community and hilly, The highest mouintain, the Wengeberg, elevation: 442 m and is also the highest point of the Ruhr district. Weather, in the northern part of the Rheinischen Schiefergebirges is quitely cool, and a rainy climate with annual precipitation of 1200 mm.


Breckerfeld has municipal rights since 1396 and is a Hanseatic city. An economic fall followed a brief medieval boom (exports to Eastern Europe and Novgorod), In the last decades, Breckerfeld became a progressive development of populated areas brought activity in housing construction.

In 1970, the independent municipality of Dahl joined the city of Breckerfeld also Breckerfeld 2. In 1975, the federal parliament already decided the reorganizing of this area into the district_free city, Hagen.


The Breckerfeld station is the last stop in the Kleinbahn Haspe-Voerde-Breckerfeld, as the most beautiful streetcar in Germany.


  • Breckerfeld
  • Waldbauer

Culture and Sites of Interest

In the city has reservoirs including Ennepetalsperre, Gloertalsperre and Heilenbecker Dam, those supplies water and makes irrigation from the Ruhr. In particular.


Twinned cities

West: N/A
Breckerfeld East: N/A
South: Radevormwald SW
Halver SE

  Results from FactBites:
Breckerfeld - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
Breckerfeld is a North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) municipality in the district of Ennepe-Ruhr.
Breckerfeld is a rural community in a hilly area.
Breckerfeld has had municipal rights since 1396 and is a Hanseatic city.
Schalksm├╝hle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (570 words)
Schalksm├╝hle itself was first mentioned in May 1, 1407 in a document by arch bishop Friedrich of Cologne, when the merchant Gerwin of Altenbreckerfeld donated an altar to the church of Breckerfeld.
One of the villages leased by Gerwin was Schalksmollen in parrochia Halvere (Schalksm├╝hle in the parish Halver).
On January 1 1970 the municipality Dahlerbr├╝ck (previously in the Amt Breckerfeld, district Ennepe-Ruhr) was also added to it.
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