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Alsdorf (German pronunciation: [ˈalsdɔʁf]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen (Aachen vacation rentals | Aachen travel guide), in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Until the 21st century Alsdorf was a mining area, but by now many service companies have established themselves in Alsdorf. Besides, Alsdorf has an indoor arena, a cinema, a mining museum and a zoo.

Alsdorf (German pronunciation: [ˈalsdɔʁf]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen (Aachen vacation rentals | Aachen travel guide), in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Until the 21st century Alsdorf was a mining area, but by now many service companies have established themselves in Alsdorf. Besides, Alsdorf has an indoor arena, a cinema, a mining museum and a zoo.

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More about the History of Alsdorf

The today´s city of Alsdorf is a very complex construction of very different ingredients. On the one hand, a part of today's city was a part of the duchy of Limburg (later united with duchy of Brabant) and one part belonged to the territory of the duchy of Jülich. On the other hand, Alsdorf conists of old settlements whose history date back to medieval times and of settlements which have arisen because of the long coal mining tradition in Alsdorf.

The old settlements are: Alsdorf, Bettendorf, Hoengen, Ofden, Schaufenberg, Warden and Zopp. The name Alsdorf was mentioned for the first time in a document of the catholic church in the year 1191. But it might be much older than 800 years. The residents of Alsdorf and the other villages, earned their money with farming like it was common before the industrial revolution. In the past Alsdorf changed a few times its affiliation . With the duchy of Brabant & the duchy of Limburg it belonged to the duchy of Burgundy (1430) and fell to the Habsburgs in 1482. In 1555 it fell to the Spanish Habsburgs as part of the Spanish Netherlands. In 1714 it belonged again to Austrian Habsburgs until the French invasion, and than after a judgement of the congress of Vienna Alsdorf belonged to Prussia.

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Alsdorf (German pronunciation: [ˈalsdɔʁf]) is a municipality in the district of Aachen, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Until the 21st century Alsdorf was a mining area, but by now many service companies have established themselves in Alsdorf. Besides, Alsdorf has an indoor arena, a cinema, a mining museum and a zoo.

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