Adendorf (Wachtberg)

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Municipality Wachtberg
Coordinates: 50 ° 36 ′ 51 ″  N , 7 ° 3 ′ 47 ″  E
Height : 200 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.11 km²
Residents : 1521  (Jul 31, 2018)
Population density : 214 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53343
Area code : 02225
Adendorf (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Location of Adendorf in North Rhine-Westphalia

Adendorf is one of 13 districts of the municipality of Wachtberg in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia . Until the municipal reorganization in 1969, Adendorf was a municipality belonging to the Meckenheim district in what was then the district of Bonn .

The place is known for its traditional pottery ("Töpferort Adendorf").


Geographical location

Adendorf is located in the Voreifel southwest of Bonn, directly on the border with Rhineland-Palatinate .

Neighboring places and communities

The following places border on Adendorf (they are called clockwise , starting in the north, and all, with the exception of Eckendorf and Gelsdorf , which are in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate , belong to the North Rhine-Westphalian Rhein-Sieg district Meckenheim , Merl , Ersdorf and Altendorf to the city of Meckenheim): Merl , Villip , Klein Villip, Arzdorf , Fritzdorf , Eckendorf, Gelsdorf, Altendorf, Ersdorf, Meckenheim


Adendorf Castle

The settlement goes back to prehistoric times, on the Lößfeld between the present location Adendorf and the castle Munchausen were Neolithic tools unearthed in at least a temporary settlement suggest. In the area of ​​today's clay pit , a Roman villa rustica was found in the 20th century , of which there are no more traces today. In contrast, the ancient Trotzenburg refuge north-east of the village has been preserved as a ground monument. A moth hill on the southern edge of the village has been preserved from post-Roman times , the outer bailey of which is now the sheep farm . In Franconian times, the Cumbe farm in Adendorf belonged to the Prüm Monastery , according to written sources . The first known mention of the place name Adendorf comes from the year 893.

Between 1510 and 1815, the Adendorf castle with the three villages of the Adendorf rulership belonged to the von der Leyen -Adendorf family, and since 1526 also the Münchhausen bei Adendorf customs castle , which was mentioned in the Prümer Urbar from 893. In 1669, the von der Leyen family was able to exchange the imperial immediacy of the Adendorfer Dingstuhl from the von Jülich family . In the 17th century, Mr. Hugo Ernst von der Leyen bought Westerwald potters from the Höhr-Grenzhausen area in order to use the Adendorf clay deposits economically.

In 1815 the Rhineland and with it Adendorf fell to Prussia . The village was the administrative seat of mayor Adendorf in county Rheinbach in Cologne Region of the Province of Jülich-Cleves-Berg , the 1822 with the Grand Duchy of the Lower Rhine to the Rhine province was merged. The mayor's office was later moved to Meckenheim. At the census on December 1, 1912, the community of Adendorf had 838 inhabitants.

When the Rheinbach district was dissolved in 1932, Adendorf became part of the Bonn district. On August 1, 1969, the community was (by the law for local reorganization of space Bonn Bonn Act ) with the communities of the Office Villip together and communities Arzdorf and Fritzendorf the Office Meckenheim the new municipality Wachtberg, that of together with the other parts at the same time dissolved district Bonn (if not incorporated into Bonn or Wesseling) was incorporated into the Siegkreis , which has since been called Rhein-Sieg-Kreis .

Culture and sights

The Catholic Church of St. Margareta was built in 1515, thoroughly renovated from 1770 to 1780 and extended by two yokes to the west around 1900. The church building stands as a monument under monument protection .

Adendorf Castle and Münchhausen Castle are located in Adendorf, as well as the only textile factory in the old district of Bonn-Land.

The culture operation Drehwerk 1719 is also known regionally .

Population development

Lived in the district of Adendorf (including Klein-Villip) (including second residences)

year Residents
1961 1057
1969 1221
1979 1505
1989 1493
1999 1616
year Residents
2002 1 1650
2003 1 1650
2004 1 1664
2005 1 1620
2006 1 1649
year Residents
2007 1 1645
2008 1 1650
2009 1 1611
2014 2 1527
1June 30th of each year, source: Statistical information in the 2010 draft budget of the municipality of Wachtberg
2 As of September 25, 2014


Adendorf is the seat of the Adendorf Community Primary School ( Schule am Wald ). In the five classes, 115 students from the Wachtberg districts of Adendorf, Arzdorf, Fritzdorf and Klein Villip are currently being taught. The association supervised schools Rhein-Sieg e. V. offers childcare at the school as part of an open all-day school .

Local representation

Chairman of the local representation in Adendorf: Volker Gütten (CDU), (as of 2016).


Web links

Commons : Adendorf  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures for the municipality of Wachtberg (as of July 31, 2018)
  2. history. In: Adendorf Castle. Retrieved September 10, 2018 .
  3. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
  4. List of monuments of the municipality of Wachtberg , number A 144
  5. Open all day. Community Primary School (GGS) "Schule am Wald", accessed on September 10, 2018 .