Rodenkirchen (German: Köln-Rodenkirchen) is a southern city district of Cologne (Köln) in Germany. It has about 100,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 54.56 square kilometres (21.06 mile²). The borough includes the quarters Bayenthal, Godorf, Hahnwald, Immendorf, Marienburg, Meschenich, Raderberg, Raderthal, Rodenkirchen, Sürth, Rondorf, Weiß and Zollstock.
Hauptstraße with Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge in the background
Location of Rodenkirchen shown in red
|Federal state||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|• Total||54.6 km2 (21.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
The 1000-year-old quarter Rodenkirchen, situated close to the Rhine, today represents the center of the borough. It has more than 16,000 inhabitants.
Rodenkirchen is made up of 13 Stadtteile (city parts):
|#||City part||Population (2009)||Area (km²)||Pop. per km²||map|
|source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)|
Points of interestEdit
- Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge
- Villa Malta
- Alt St. Maternus
- Forstbotanischer Garten Köln, an arboretum and woodland botanical garden
St. Maternus was built according to the plans of Vinvenz Statz from 1863 to 1867 at the former place of the Carthusian.
St. Maternus was built as a gothic church with only a few ornamentations. It has a tympanum with St. Maternus standing between two angels in front of a panorama of Cologne. Inside the church there is a madonna from Alt St. Maternus (English: Old St. Maternus), the former St. Maternus from 1470.
Restaurant-ship "Alte Liebe"Edit
The ship named "Alte Liebe" (English: Old Love) is a landmark well-known beyond the town of Rodenkirchen. Originally constructed in 1947, it burned down and was restored three times. Today it is used as a restaurant and for events such as weddings.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
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