Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

"Ahrweiler" redirects here. For the eponymous district, see Ahrweiler (district).
Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

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Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler

Coordinates: 50°32′41″N 7°6′48″E / 50.54472°N 7.11333°E / 50.54472; 7.11333Coordinates: 50°32′41″N 7°6′48″E / 50.54472°N 7.11333°E / 50.54472; 7.11333
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Ahrweiler
  Mayor Guido Orthen (CDU)
  City 63.38 km2 (24.47 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  City 27,468
  Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
  Metro 27,487
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53474
Dialling codes 02641; 02646
Vehicle registration AW

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is a renowned spa town in the German Bundesland of Rhineland-Palatinate that serves as the capital of the Ahrweiler district. The A61 motorway connects the town with cities like Cologne and Mainz. Formed by the merging of the towns (now districts) of Bad Neuenahr and Ahrweiler in 1969, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler consists of 11 such districts.


Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler rests in the Ahr valley (German: Ahrtal) on the left bank of the Rhine river in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler nestles in the Ahr Hills (German: Ahrgebirge).

The highest hill in the area is the Häuschen at 506 metres (1,660 ft) metres above sea level. Nearby are the hills of Steckenberg, Neuenahrer, and Talerweiterung. There used to be castles on the last two of these hills.

Neighbouring communities

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is surrounded by the following villages and towns (clockwise from the north): Grafschaft, Remagen, Sinzig, Königsfeld, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schalkenbach, Heckenbach, Kesseling, Rech and Dernau. The nearest cities are Bonn and Koblenz.


Bad Neuenahr is divided into Ortsbezirke which consist of one or more districts. The Ortsbezirke be represented by local councils. The largest district, Bad Neuenahr, was originally made up of three communities, which are still seen as districts.

Population statistics as of 31 March 2013 (main and secondary residence):[2]

Local District Subdivision Population (30 June 2015)
Ahrweiler District: Ahrweiler 7,411
Bachem District: Bachem 1,214
Bad Neuenahr Districts: Beul, Hemmessen and Wadenheim 12,132
Gimmigen District: Gimmigen 735
Heimersheim District: Heimersheim and Ehlingen 3,194
Heppingen District: Heppingen 873
Kirchdaun District: Kirchdaun 368
Lohrsdorf District: Lohrsdorf and Green 672
Ramersbach District: Ramersbach 567
Walporzheim District: Walporzheim and Mareinthal 698


Ahrweiler, St. Laurentius Church
Plaque at Landskron ruin
Thermal Badehaus und Kurhaus from Bad Neuenahr
Casino from Bad Neuenahr
Luxury Steigenberger Hotel in Bad Neuenahr in autumn time


Discoveries dating to Hallstatt period (1000-500 BC) shows farming activity by local Celts that dwelled in the area. The Gallic Wars (58–50 BC) resulted in the forced relocation of the indigenous Eburones people to the Middle Rhine. From the 1st to 3rd Century, several Roman discoveries were made. Most notable is the Villa Rustica of Bad Neuenahr.

Middle Ages

In 893 AD, Ahrweiler was mentioned as Arwilre, Arewilre, Arewilere, and later Areweiller in the Prüm Urbar (register of estates owned by Prüm Abbey). The abbey of Ahrweiler owned a manor with 24 farmsteads; 50 acres of farmland and 76 acres of vineyards. The first mention of a parish church occurred in Neuenahr Castle and surrounding county (Newenare) from 1204 to 1225.

Twin towns



Born in Bad Neuenahr

Ahrweiler Marktplatz 23 Memorial plate birthplace Georg Kreuzberg


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