Königswinter

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Königswinter
Front of St. Remigius (2009)
Front of St. Remigius (2009)
Coat o airms o Königswinter
Coat o airms
Königswinter is locatit in Germany
Königswinter
Königswinter
Location o Königswinter athin Rhein-Sieg-Kreis destrict
Königswinter in SU.svg
Coordinates: 50°40′25″N 7°11′41″E / 50.67361°N 7.19472°E / 50.67361; 7.19472Coordinates: 50°40′25″N 7°11′41″E / 50.67361°N 7.19472°E / 50.67361; 7.19472
Kintra Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalie
Admin. region Köln
Destrict Rhein-Sieg-Kreis
Govrenment
 • Mayor Peter Wirtz (CDU)
Aurie
 • Total 76.19 km2 (29.42 sq mi)
Elevation 51 - 460 m (−1,458 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Tot 40,702
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53639
Diallin codes 02223, 02244
Vehicle registration SU
Wabsteid www.koenigswinter.de

Königswinter is a ceety an simmer resort in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, in North Rhine-Westphalie, Germany.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Königswinter is situatit on the richt bank o the Rhine, opposite Bad Godesberg, at the fuit o the Siebengebirge. It covers a aurie o 76.19 square kilometres which maks it the fowert-lairgest conurbation in the Rhein-Sieg destrict. It conteens ower 80 tounships an burghs, dividit ower the municipal destricts o Stieldorf, Niederdollendorf, Oberdollendorf, Heisterbacherrott, Ittenbach, Oberpleis, Eudenbach, Thomasberg an Königswinter proper.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Drachenfels[eedit | eedit soorce]

The romantic Drachenfels, crouned bi the ruins o a castle built in the early 12t century bi the airchbishop o Cologne, rises ahint the toun. Frae the summit, which can be accessed bi the Drachenfels Railway, thare is a magnificent view, celebratit bi Lord Byron in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

A cave in the hill is said tae hae sheltered the draigon (German: Drachen) which wis slain bi the hero Siegfried. The muntain is quarriet, an frae 1267 onwaird suppleed stane (trachyte) for the biggin o Cologne Cathedral. The Schloss Drachenburg, built in 1883, is on the north side o the hill.

Petersberg an Heisterbach[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Petersberg muntain owerleuks Königswinter an aw. This wis ance the hame o a Augustinian an, later, Cistercian monastery. Aroond 1195 the monks muivit tae the fuit o the muntain an foondit the Abbey o Heisterbach, which wis destroyed in 1803. The ruins can still be seen.

The day the peak o the Petersberg is occupeed bi the Hotel Petersberg, a grand hotel which serves as a guest hoose for the German Govrenment. Mony warld leaders hae stayed thare, an conferences are regularly held. Like the Drachenfels, the Petersberg was once servit bi its awn railwey, the Petersberg Railway, but this closed in 1958 an the hotel is nou reached bi road or helicopter.

The toun[eedit | eedit soorce]

Königswinter hase a Catholic (St. Remigius) an a Evangelical kirk, some smaw manufacturs an a little shippin. It haes a monument tae the poet Wolfgang Müller.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun is servit bi Königswinter an Niederdollendorf stations on the Rhine East Bank Railway atween Cologne an Wiesbaden, as well as bi several stops on line 66 o the Bonn Stadtbahn, which taks a different route throu the toun. The tourist orientit Drachenfels Railway does no connect directly wi either o these lines, but insteid relies on a steam-outline road train for connection tae the toun centre an stations.[2]

Several ferries cross the Rhine atween Königswinter an the wast bank.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Königswinter is twinned wi:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Amtliche Bevölkerungszahlen". Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW (in German). 18 July 2016. 
  2. "Drachenfelsbahn Königswinter". Drachenfelsbahn Königswinter. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 

Public Domain This airticle incorporates text frae a publication nou in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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