AlfterDE

Alfter is made up of 11 smaller villages, one of which is called Alfter - or "Alefte" in the local dialect Kölsch. It is a bike ride away from the former West German capital Bonn, and lies within the Rhine valley and on the southern ridge of the "Vorgebirge".

The total area of Alfter is 35 km², of which 18 km² is used for agricultural purposes and 8 km² is forest. The soil is classified as very high quality for agricultural use.

Alfter is also the home of the Alanus University of Art and Social Sciences. The university has two sites – one at Johannishof, a former farm on a hill above the village, and Campus II which sits on the rich soil in the Rhine valley.

View from one of the University offices towards Alfter village.
RegionNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Local partners
  • Alanus University Economics Department
Population22800
TraditionMarket gardens
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RegionNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Local partners
  • Alanus University Economics Department
Population22800
TraditionMarket gardens
ScentClive