Bornheim is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated on the West bank of the Rhine, approx. 10 km north-west of Bonn, 20 km south of Cologne.

Bornheim
Church in Bornheim-Merten
Church in Bornheim-Merten
Coat of arms of Bornheim
Coat of arms
Location of Bornheim within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
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Bornheim is located in Germany
Bornheim
Bornheim
Bornheim is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Bornheim
Bornheim
Coordinates: 50°45′33″N 7°0′18″E / 50.75917°N 7.00500°E / 50.75917; 7.00500Coordinates: 50°45′33″N 7°0′18″E / 50.75917°N 7.00500°E / 50.75917; 7.00500
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions14
Government
 • MayorWolfgang Henseler (SPD)
Area
 • Total82.72 km2 (31.94 sq mi)
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total48,326
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53332
Dialling codes02222, 02227, 02236 (Widdig)
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.bornheim.de
Palace Bornheim, around 1860, Edition by Alexander Duncker
Palace Bornheim

The town borders on Bonn to the south, the towns of Alfter and Swisttal to the southwest, the town of Weilerswist to the west, the towns of Brühl and Wesseling to the north, as well as the Rhine-bordering town of Niederkassel in the east.

Bornheim is divided up into 14 districts: Bornheim, Brenig, Dersdorf, Hemmerich, Hersel, Kardorf, Merten, Rösberg, Roisdorf, Sechtem, Uedorf, Walberberg, Waldorf and Widdig.

Bornheim has a strong agricultural industry and is famous for its white asparagus.

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PersonalitiesEdit

Honorary citizenEdit

  • Heinrich Böll (1917-1985) lived from 1982 to 1985 in the district Merten and is buried there in the old cemetery. On the occasion of his 25th death, Böll was posthumously appointed honorary citizen.

Sons and daughters of BornheimEdit

Personalities connected with the cityEdit

  • Paul von Rusdorf (c. 1385-1441), the master of the German Order of the German Order 1422 to 1441, came from the knighthood of the lords of Roisdorf. He is buried in the Annenkapelle of the Marienburg / West Prussia
  • Günter Lamprecht (born 1930), actor, lives in Bornheim.
  • Hans-Helmuth Knütter (born 1934), political scientist and author, lives in Bornheim
  • Anton Schumacher (born 1938), football goalkeeper, lives in Bornheim-Hemmerich
  • Klaus Ludwig (born 1949), race car driver, lived in Bornheim-Roisdorf
  • Bernd Stelter (born 1961), carnival and television comedian, lives in Hersel.
  • Johannes B. Kerner (born 1964), sportsmoderator, lived as a child in Hersel.
  • Arnd Schmitt (born 1965), Olympic champion in fencing 1988, lives in Bornheim
  • * Christian Knees (born 1981), cyclist (and a 'winner' 'Around Cologne 2006' 'and participant of the' 'Tour de France 2006' ') lives in Bornheim.
  • Célia Šašić (born 1988), soccer player from Hersel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.