Bad Neuenahr

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Bad Neuenahr
Coat of arms of the former city of Bad Neuenahr
Coordinates: 50 ° 32 ′ 31 ″  N , 7 ° 8 ′ 18 ″  E
Height : 90 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 11,842  (Jan 31, 2011)
Incorporation : 7th June 1969
Postal code : 53474
Area code : 02641
Bad Neuenahr (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Bad Neuenahr

Location of Bad Neuenahr in Rhineland-Palatinate

Bad Neuenahr around 1899
Bad Neuenahr around 1900
Bad Neuenahr, aerial photo (2015)

Bad Neuenahr is a district and local district of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . In terms of the number of its inhabitants, Bad Neuenahr is the largest single town in the district (almost ten percent of the district's population).


Bad Neuenahr is located in the central Ahr valley on the north and south banks of the river. North of the district is the municipality of Grafschaft , to the east the districts of Heimersheim and Heppingen , to the south the local communities of Königsfeld and Schalkenbach and to the west the districts of Ahrweiler and Bachem .


Today's district of Bad Neuenahr emerged from the parish of Wadenheim , which also included the villages of Hemmessen (both north of the Ahr ) and Beul (south of the Ahr). Wadenheim is mentioned for the first time in 992, Hemessen in 1106 and Beul in 1374.

The name "Neuenahr", which only existed as a place name for these three villages in the 19th century, arose in the 13th century. Around 1225, Neuenahr Castle and the county of Neuenahr ( Newenare ) were built by the Counts of Are- Nürburg . The county of Neuenahr included the district of Ramersbach as well as the present-day municipality of Grafschaft , in addition to the current district . In 1343 the dukes of Jülich received the county of Neuenahr as a fief . With the death of Count Wilhelm von Neuenahr, the male line died out in 1352, which resulted in serious inheritance disputes. 20 years later, the Archbishop of Cologne and Elector Friedrich von Saar Werden intervened in the dispute. Neuenahr Castle was destroyed and Kurköln , which already owned the neighboring Ahrweiler, became a co-owner of the County of Neuenahr. The Duchy of Jülich recaptured the County of Neuenahr in 1546 and added the same as an Amt Neuenahr to its own territory. The Neuenahr office fell to the Electoral Palatinate in 1685 together with the entire Jülich-Berg rulership .

In 1794 the left bank of the Rhine was occupied by the French army. In 1798 the Neuenahr office was opened in the canton of Ahrweiler , which belonged to the Bonn arrondissement in the Rhine-Mosel department , after all areas on the left bank of the Rhine had been declared French territory. After the end of Napoleonic rule and due to the resolutions at the Congress of Vienna , the Rhineland was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration of 1816 were Kreis Ahrweiler in Koblenz reformed, the community Wade home with the villages Beul and Hemmessen were from the same newly formed mayoralty Ahrweiler managed.

The Ahrweiler winemaker Georg Kreuzberg discovered the Apollinaris fountain in Wadenheim in 1852 . In 1856 mineral springs were developed in the village and the spa opened in 1858 . The district administrator of the Ahrweiler district, Wilhelm Freiherr von Hövel , applied to the Prussian government in 1857 to be allowed to name the spa "Neuenahr", which was also approved.

In 1874 the mayor of Wadenheim requested that the community also be named "Neuenahr". This application was approved on June 9, 1875. The three localities of Wadenheim, Beul and Hemmessen were given the collective name “Municipality of Neuenahr”. In the same year the mayor's office of Ahrweiler, to which the city of Ahrweiler had not belonged since 1857, was renamed to the mayor's office of Neuenahr (from 1927 Bad Neuenahr office). There was a railway connection to Neuenahr from 1880 with the Ahr Valley Railway , which at that time ran between Remagen and Ahrweiler. The thermal bath house was built between 1899 and 1901. In 1927, the medicinal properties of the springs were recognized by the state, whereupon Neuenahr became Bad Neuenahr.

With the formation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1946, Bad Neuenahr remained the seat of the office of the same name, which, in addition to Bad Neuenahr, administered the current districts of Ehlingen , Gimmigen , Green , Heimersheim , Heppingen , Kirchdaun and Lohrsdorf . After the establishment of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bonn in 1949, the French High Commission claimed some of the accommodation establishments in Bad Neuenahr , including the Hotel Kaiserhof as the office of service d'études et renseignements and the Hotel Flora as the residence of the financial advisor to High Commissioner François-Poncet . At that time the embassy of the Republic of Cuba was temporarily located in the Bad Neuenahrer Kurhotel (→ entry in the list of diplomatic missions ).

In 1951 Bad Neuenahr was granted city rights. Bad Neuenahr and Ahrweiler merged into one town on June 7, 1969, but to this day two separate urban identities can be mentally identified in the population. In the period between 1991 and 1993, the Ahr thermal baths were built in Bad Neuenahr south of the Ahr.



Bad Neuenahr is one of ten districts in the city of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. The district is represented by a local advisory board and a local mayor .

Local advisory board

The local advisory board consists of ten members who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the local advisory board:

choice SPD CDU FDP Green FWG 1 total
2019 2 4th 1 2 1 10 seats
2014 2 6th - 1 1 10 seats
2009 1 6th - 1 2 10 seats
1Free voter group Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler e. V.


Richard Lindner (independent) became mayor of Bad Neuenahr in August 2019. In the runoff election on June 16, 2019, he prevailed with a share of 68.25% of the vote, after none of the original four applicants had achieved a sufficient majority in the direct election on May 26, 2019.

Lindner's predecessor Heinz-Dieter Brand (CDU) had held the office for 17 years, but did not start again in 2019.


There are three grammar schools in Bad Neuenahr: the Are-Gymnasium (G8GTS), which has always been located in the Bad Neuenahr district, and the Peter-Joerres-Gymnasium Ahrweiler, which was located in the Ahrweiler district until 1999 (today in Bad Neuenahr). There is also the private all-day school with boarding school Carpe Diem (G9GTS). In addition to the grammar schools, Bad Neuenahr has a vocational school (BBS) with a vocational grammar school and a primary school (Bad Neuenahr primary school).


The station Bad Neuenahr is on the Ahrtalbahn ( KBS 477 ) Remagen - Ahrbrück , on the passenger in the "Rhein-Ahr-Bahn" (30 RB) and the "Ahrtalbahn" run (RB 39). In addition, the construction of another train stop in Bad Neuenahr Mitte is planned. Bad Neuenahr is connected to the trunk road network via the autobahn slip roads 571 and 573 to the federal autobahn 61 .

Daughters and sons of the city

Web links

Commons : Bad Neuenahr  - Collection of Images
Wikisource: Bad Neuenahr  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. a b Jakob Rausch: The name Neuenahr in a historical look in the 1958 Heimatjahrbuch Kreis Ahrweiler ( online edition )
  2. Helmut Vogt : Guardians of the Bonn Republic: The Allied High Commissioners 1949–1955 , Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn 2004, ISBN 3-506-70139-8 , pp. 51, 102.
  3. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 158 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  4. Main statute of the city of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. (PDF) § 2. City of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, April 7, 2020, accessed on July 26, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local Advisory Council election 2019 Bad Neuenahr. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: Local Advisory Council election 2014 Bad Neuenahr. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local Advisory Council election 2009 Bad Neuenahr. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .
  8. a b Richard Lindner appointed mayor. In: Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, August 26, 2019, accessed on July 26, 2020 .
  9. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, association-free municipality, second line of results. Retrieved July 26, 2020 .
  10. a b Final results of local elections. (PDF) Mayor of Bad Neuenahr 2019. City of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, accessed on July 26, 2020 .
  11. ^ Association meeting, 55th meeting. (PDF; 8.52 MB) (No longer available online.) In: TOP 3. SPNV Nord , p. 6 , formerly in the original ; Retrieved September 26, 2016 .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /