Wachtberg

Wachtberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Sieg district, of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 15 km south of Bonn. In 2005 the Wachtberg municipality had approximately 20,000 inhabitants.

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Location of Wachtberg within Rhein-Sieg-Kreis district
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Wachtberg is located in Germany
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Wachtberg is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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Coordinates: 50°37′N 07°08′E / 50.617°N 7.133°E / 50.617; 7.133Coordinates: 50°37′N 07°08′E / 50.617°N 7.133°E / 50.617; 7.133
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionKöln
DistrictRhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions13
Government
 • MayorRenate Offergeld (SPD)
Area
 • Total49.67 km2 (19.18 sq mi)
Highest elevation
269 m (883 ft)
Lowest elevation
75 m (246 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total20,485
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
53343
Dialling codes0228 (Bonn),
02225 (Meckenheim)
Vehicle registrationSU
Websitewww.wachtberg.de

The municipality was formed 1969 as a merger of 13 now incorporated villages. The town-hall is in the village of Berkum, approximately in the center of the area. The Rodderberg mountain is in the east of the Wachtberg district.

The municipality is named after another volcanic mountain, the Wachtberg, (extinct for 25 million years, now with a height of 258 m) that is situated near the centre of the municipality.

LandmarksEdit

 
The water castle Gudenau

Four water castles are still inhabited:

Several water mills are situated on the streams, of which the Broicher Mühle near Villip is in continuous use since 886.

At the top of the mountain Wachtberg there is a cenotaph, built in 1923 by 10 of the 13 villages.

 
The water castle Adendorf

The radome near Berkum has a diameter of 49 m.

In contrast to this several villages have ensembles of timber framed houses.

NiederbachemEdit

Niederbachem is the biggest village within Wachtberg with 3777 inhabitants.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

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