Bad Godesberg

Bad Godesberg is a municipal district of Bonn, southern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. From 1949 to 1999, while Bonn was the capital of West Germany and later Germany, most foreign embassies were in Bad Godesberg. Some buildings are still used as branch offices or consulates.

Bad Godesberg
Godesburg ruins

Coat of arms
Bad Godesberg within Bonn
Bad Godesberg
Bad Godesberg
Coordinates: 50°41′0″N 07°9′0″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionCologne
DistrictBonn urban district
TownBonn
Government
  BezirksvorsteherinSimone Stein-Lücke (CDU)
Area
  Total31.97 km2 (12.34 sq mi)
Elevation
46 m (151 ft)
Population
 (2004-01-01)
  Total70,525
  Density2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53173-53179
Dialling codes0228
Vehicle registrationBN
WebsiteOfficial Website

Geography

Bad Godesberg is located along the hills and cliffs of the west bank of the Rhine river, in west central Germany. Godesberg is also the name of the steep hill, of volcanic origin, on the top of which are the ruins of the Godesburg, a castle destroyed in 1583 during the Cologne War.

History

The following events occurred, per year:

Infrastructure

Bonn-Bad Godesberg station is on the Left Rhine line and the line 16 and 63 of the Bonn Stadtbahn.

Twin towns - sister cities

Bad Godesberg is twinned with:[2]

Education

Secondary schools

  • Nicolaus-Cusanus-Gymnasium (NCG)
  • Aloisiuskolleg (AKO), partnerschool of the CFG
  • Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium Bonn (AMOS/ACG) (DE)
  • Clara-Fey-Gymnasium (CFG), partnerschool of the AKO
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Gymnasium (KAG) (DE)
  • Pädagogium Godesberg - Otto-Kühne-Schule (PÄDA)

International schools

Notable residents

  • Klaus Barbie (1913–1991), SS and Gestapo functionary during the Nazi era.

Trivia

References

  1. Stiehl, Eckart (1997). Die Stadt Bonn und ihr Umland: ein geographischer Exkursionsführer. Ferd. Dümmlers Verlag. ISBN 978-3-427-71661-7.
  2. "Städtepartnerschaften. Städtefreundschaften". bonn.de (in German). Bochum. Retrieved 2019-11-25.
  3. "Authorities To Close Muslim School in Bonn." Deutsche Welle. 11 November 2003. Retrieved on 24 July 2016.


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