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]], opposite the [[Vinxtbach]], the border between [[Germania Inferior]] and [[Germania Superior|Superior]]. At this point the limes crossed the [[Rhine]] and continued on the eastern bank. On this site a small [[castellum]] was built. In 1972 a
In 1019, the town was documentary mentioned as "Besitztum Hohingen" for the first time.