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Coat of arms of Cologne
district 602 of Cologne
Location of Fühlingen in the Cologne-Chorweiler district
Coordinates 51 ° 2 '13 "  N , 6 ° 54' 10"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 2 '13 "  N , 6 ° 54' 10"  E
surface 4.86 km²
Residents 1996 (December 31, 2017)
Population density 411 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation Apr 1, 1922
Post Code 50769
prefix 0221
Borough Chorweiler (6)
Transport links
Federal road B9
Bus routes 120 121 123
Source: 2017 residents . (PDF) Cologne district information
Fühlinger bell beaker from the Neolithic period. Roman-Germanic Museum Cologne
The crossing point of the former Alweg railway line with Neusser Landstraße, in October 2006

Fühlingen is a northern part of Cologne in the borough of Chorweiler . Fühlingen is known nationwide for the Fühlinger See recreational area to the south of the village .


The place is in the left bank of the Rhine north of the city of Cologne. The Rhine flows about two kilometers east of Fühlingen . To the east of Fühlingen is the Feldkassel industrial park and to the northeast is the Langel location in the Merkenich district of Cologne. The Worringen district borders to the northwest, Blumenberg , Chorweiler and Seeberg to the west .


Due to its location as a flood-proof hill west of the Rhine, Fühlingen was settled very early on. Archaeological finds of settlement traces go back to the Neolithic Age . In the area of ​​the Fühlinger See there were several brickworks in Roman times .

In the Middle Ages, the place was in the shadow of the larger, northern Worringen and consisted of only a few farms. The sovereign was the Archbishop of Cologne. The responsible parish church was St. Amandus in Rheinkassel . There was only a small chapel in Fühlingen. The cemetery was also in Rheinkassel.

The communal restructuring carried out by the French in 1798 and largely taken over by the Prussians in 1816 made the village part of the mayor's office of Worringen. The Prussians only changed the allocation to the district: While the French added the mayor's office to Worringen canton Dormagen , the Prussians assigned the mayor's office to the Cologne district . Because of the central location of the village within the mayor's office, the official seat of the mayor was in Fühlingen from 1835 to 1866. But the significantly higher population and the train station led to the relocation to Worringen.

In the 19th century, the Oppenheim banking family built a stud farm with its own racecourse for training purposes a few hundred meters south of the village . With the proceeds from the sale of the property, the people of Fühlingen were able to build their own church, St. Marien, in 1887. A small school building was built on the opposite side of the street as early as 1844. The own church also allowed the establishment of its own cemetery, about 100 meters east of the church. The future Archbishop of Cologne , Joseph Frings, worked for several years as the parish rector in St. Marien .

In 1922 the mayor's office in Worringen was incorporated into Cologne. The Second World War left the site almost unscathed despite its proximity to the chemical plants in Leverkusen and Dormagen and the flak batteries stationed in the vicinity of Fühlingen.

Since July 15, 1954, the localities of Kasselberg, Langel, Feldkassel and Rheinkassel belonged to the district of Fühlingen, as they were too small in the opinion of the Organizational Office of the City of Cologne. They have been part of Cologne-Merkenich since October 7, 1963 . In the mid-1950s, a test track for the Alwegbahn , a monorail , was built near Fühlingen . The test track was demolished again from 1967. Towards the mid-1960s, the city of Cologne planned to demolish the whole place in order to build a green separation corridor between the planned industrial line along the Rhine and the residential development of the "New City" Chorweiler. After violent protests by local residents, the plan was dropped again in 1973.

Demographic statistics

Structure of the population of Cologne-Fühlingen:

  • Proportion of under 18-year-olds: 16.3% (2015)
  • Proportion of over 64-year-olds: 17.2% (2015)
  • Proportion of foreigners: 6.4% (2015)
  • Unemployment rate: 1.7% (2014)

Culture and leisure

Monument, Neusser Landstrasse 31
Catholic Church

The place still has village-like structures, although a larger new building area was built on the western edge and numerous one and two-family houses were built within the place. Due to the settlement structure, the manageable size and the location in the middle of fields and on the Fühlinger See, the place is a popular residential area.


  • House Fühlingen: These are the remains of a listed stud from around 1880, built by Eduard Freiherr von Oppenheim . The manor house is 2.5 storeys high and has a loggia with an outside staircase. According to a newspaper report in the Kölner Stadtanzeiger from January 30, 2008, the mansion is to be restored; 32 rental apartments are planned. However, construction work had not started until April 2020.
  • Farms: There are several old farms in Fühlingen, only a few of which are still in use. A former farm at Neusser Landstrasse 31, for example. It is a closed courtyard complex from around 1870. The Arenzhof from 1812 is on Arenzhofstrasse. The Heinrichshof, which is still in use, was built around 1890. The Kriegerhof, which was converted into apartments, was built in 1892 and has a coat of arms stone. Finally, there is the Schmittenhof from 1870, which also has a gate. There are also many small farms, most of which have been rebuilt several times.
  • Half-timbered house: In the middle of the village on Neusser Landstrasse there is a now closed inn from 1752. It is a two-story half-timbered house.
  • St. Marien: The church was built in 1887/88 and expanded in 1934. The architects were Carl Rüdell and Richard Odenthal, who later also designed the Agneskirche in Cologne's Neustadt district. The former Fühlingen pastor Albert Paessens, a member of the archbishop's art commission, provided for a coherent, predominantly neo-Gothic decor for "his" church in the 1960s to 1980s, which he brought together from numerous churches in Germany and abroad.



Federal highway 9 ran through the town until June 2016 . Then, after more than thirty years of planning and construction, a bypass road was completed. This also serves as a feeder to Federal Motorway 1 . Bus line 120 runs through Fühlingen: Blumenberg - Chorweiler - Fühlingen - Worringen - Roggendorf / Thenhoven.


The primary school existed as a former elementary school since around 1880. It had been expanded in 1905 and in the 1930s. At the end of the 1970s it was closed due to insufficient student numbers. Since then, the primary school responsible for Fühlingen has been located in Seeberg , about three kilometers away.


Fühlingen is too small for a primary school, but the number of children is sufficient for a kindergarten .

See also


  • Christian Schuh: Cologne's 85 districts. History, dates, facts, names . Emons, Cologne 2003, ISBN 3-89705-278-4 .
  • Bürgererverein Fühlingen (Hg): Fühlinger Bilderbogen - attempt of a first - incomplete - chronological summary of the history of the village of Fühlingen, by Hans-Josef Weihrauch, self-published 1990

Individual evidence

  1. wisoweg: Alwegbahn
  2. Inhabitants according to selected age groups - data source: City of Cologne - offenedaten-koeln.de
  3. Inhabitants according to selected age groups - data source: City of Cologne - offenedaten-koeln.de
  4. Inhabitants by type of migration background - data source: City of Cologne - offenedaten-koeln.de
  5. Employed and unemployed part of the city - data source: City of Cologne - offenedaten-koeln.de
  6. Bernd Imgrund: Gasthaus Fühlingen - Greeks, Italians and the little French . In: 111 Cologne pubs that you have to know . Emons, Cologne 2012, ISBN 978-3-89705-838-5 , p. 84-85 .

Web links

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