Bad Honnef

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Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef seen frae the Drachenfels
Bad Honnef seen frae the Drachenfels
Coat o airms o Bad Honnef
Coat o airms
Bad Honnef is locatit in Germany
Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef
Location o Bad Honnef athin Rhein-Sieg-Kreis destrict
Bad Honnef in SU.svg
Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 7°13′37″E / 50.64500°N 7.22694°E / 50.64500; 7.22694Coordinates: 50°38′42″N 7°13′37″E / 50.64500°N 7.22694°E / 50.64500; 7.22694
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. region Köln
Destrict Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Subdivisions 20
 • Mayor Otto Neuhoff
 • Total 48.3 km2 (18.6 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 25,654
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53604
Diallin codes 02224
Vehicle registration SU

Bad Honnef is a spa toun in Germany near Bonn in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, North Rhine-Westphalie. It is locatit on the border o the neebourin state Rhineland-Palatinate. Tae the north it lees on the slopes o the Drachenfels (“Dragons's Rock”) muntain, pairt o the Siebengebirge.

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Bad Honnef is hame tae a mineral spring cried the Drachenquelle ("Dragon Spring") which wis discovered in 1897. This discovery led tae Honnef, as the toun wus cried at the time, transformin frae a wine-growing toun tae a spa toun, addin the prefix Bad tae its name. The mineral spring haes been uised for baith drinkin an bathin.

The veelages o Aegidienberg, Selhof an Rhöndorf are considered tae be pairt o Bad Honnef. Durin his term as first chancellor o Germany, Konrad Adenauer livit (an dee'd) in Bad Honnef, as it wis near Bonn, then the caipital o the Federal Republic o Germany. An aw, German politeecian an leader o the Free Democratic Pairty Guido Westerwelle wis born in Bad Honnef.

Syne 2004, the current mayor haes been Wally Feiden, an SPD politeecian. At the last local election, haein taken place on 19 October 2008, she wis confirmit in her office.

Syne the 1980s Bad Honnef haes developit intae an important place for conferences in Germany. Acause of the close proximity tae the still internaitionally important Federal Ceety o Bonn, mony federal institutions are locatit in Bad Honnef. The Preses o Germany resides there.

The heidoffice o the Nationalpark Siebengebirge project wis an aw planned tae be in Bad Honnef[2]; however the project was doomed by a referendum on sept. 27, 2009[3].

Bad Honnef haes the heichest purchasin pouer o aw touns in North Rhine-Westphalie, its percentage o millionaires is ane o the heichest an aw.[4]

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