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Bad Hönningen is the seat of the ''[[Verbandsgemeinde]]'' ("collective municipality") [[Bad Hönningen (Verbandsgemeinde)|Bad Hönningen]].
The town contains three other districts called ''Ariendorf'', ''Girgenrath'' and ''Reidenbruch''.
 
Governing mayor of the town is Guido Job ([[SPD]]).
 
 
== History ==
Archeological findings suggest that the first settlers lived here over 1800 years ago when the romans occupied the [[Rhineland]].
 
The [[Limes]] ran between '''Bad Hönningen''' and [[Rheinbrohl]] which is today a tourist attraction.
 
In 1019 the town was documentary mentioned as "Besitztum Hohingen" for the first time.
 
During Thirty Years' War in 1632 '''Bad Hönningen''' burned down except twelve houses.
 
The first bathouse for medical treatment opened in 1895.
Because of this the town is legitimated to have the titel "Bad" since 1950.
 
On July 12th in 1969 it got the grant privileges of a town.
 
 
 
== Castle ==
The castle in '''Bad Hönningen''' is called ''Schloss Arenfels'' and was builded in 1258/59 by "Gerlach von Isenburg".
 
During its history the architectural style converted several times.
 
In 1848 it was changed by its new owner "Ludolf Friedrich von Westerholt" into a neo-gothic castle.
 
 
 
== Partner Town ==
* ''Saint Pierre lès Nemours'' ([[France]]) since 1980.
 
 
== Sights ==
* Castles :
"Schloss Arenfels" in Bad Hönningen
 
" Burg Ariendorf" in Ariendorf (buildet 1840, neo-gothic)
 
* The "Hohe Haus" which was builded in 1438 by the archbishop ''Raban von Helmstatt''. Today a museum of the town is in there.
 
* The [[limes]] began near the city limit of Bad Hönningen. Today there is a museum called "Limes Center".
On July 15th 2005 the [[UNESCO]] made this area a [[World Heritage Site]].
 
* The ''Schlossberg'' of Bad Hönningen is the biggest vineyard in [[Middle Rhine]] (9 hectare).
 
 
== Tourism ==
Tourism is the main branch of the economy.
 
Because of its beautiful landscape several cycling and hiking paths (such as ''Rheinsteig'') go through Bad Hönningen.
 
In the summer times you can visit the town during a trip with one of the distinctive white ships which travel the [[Rhine]].
 
The town also organizes a lot of events such as funfair and several festivals.
 
 
 
== Links ==
[http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_H%C3%B6nningen Wikipedia Germany article] (contains a few pictures)
 
 
 
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