Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°49′N 7°13′E / 50.817°N 7.217°E / 50.817; 7.217Coordinates: 50°49′N 7°13′E / 50.817°N 7.217°E / 50.817; 7.217
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Köln
District Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
  Mayor Horst Krybus (CDU)
  Total 65.5 km2 (25.3 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 30,348
  Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53797
Dialling codes 02205, 02206, 02241, 02246, 02247
Vehicle registration SU
Website www.lohmar.de

Lohmar (Colognian: Luhme) is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Lohmar is located about 20 km east of Cologne and 15 km north-east of Bonn in the Bergisches Land area. Because it is only 20 minutes by car to Cologne or Bonn, Lohmar is a popular place for commuters. The main part of the town area is at the course of the Agger, southern of Overath.


Lohmar was first mentioned as a donation of archbishop Sigewid to the church of Cologne. A farmyard in Lomereis mentioned.

Lohmar is also mentioned on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris as a place of Napoleon's visit. While his inspection of the army positioned in the Rhineland in 1811 he lived in Schloss Auel in Lohmar.


City council

The city council consists of 40 members. The current breakdown, from the general elections held 30 August 2009, is as follows:

The CDU and Grünen rule the town as a coalition.


Coat of arms

Meeting of Agger (upper) and Sülz (lower)

The coat of arms contains a lion of Berg in the upper fragment. It symbolizes the former jurisdiction by the Earldom of Berg. The lower fraction shows the meeting of the Agger and the Sülz rivers.

International relations

Lohmar holds Frouard and Pompey in France as its sister cities since 1974. Since 1986 Villa Verde in Portugal is a sister city of Lohmar, Eppendorf in Saxony since 1990 and Żarów in Poland since 2007.[2]


Lohmar is served by Honrath railway station on the Cologne–Overath railway. A train to Cologne stops every 30 minutes. The trip to Cologne lasts about 30 minutes. a service runs in the other direction to Overath every 30 minutes.


Lohmar is connected to the Bundesautobahn 3 with following exits:

The Bundesautobahn 4 connects through exit


The Cologne Bonn Airport is reachable within 25 minutes.

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  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016.
  2. Partnerships on Lohmar website
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