Ließem (Wachtberg)

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Municipality Wachtberg
Coordinates: 50 ° 38 ′ 54 ″  N , 7 ° 9 ′ 32 ″  E
Height : 175 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 1611  (Jul 31, 2018)
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53343
Area code : 0228
Lady Chapel, Ließem
Lady Chapel, Ließem

Ließem is a village in the municipality of Wachtberg in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia , south of Bonn .


Ließem is located on an old Rhine terrace in the Drachenfelser Ländchen . The district of Ließem is approx. 323 hectares and borders in the north on the districts of Heiderhof and Lannesdorf in the federal city of Bonn . The border runs along the Wittgesbach, a tributary of the Rhine . The Noßbach , also called Furtgraben , rises in the Ließem district and flows into the Wittgesbach.

The settlement area is divided into two by Kreisstraße 14 : to the east is the older village area, to the west is the new building area, which was built between 1972 and 1975 with around 270 residential units. The new development area is popularly called Köllenhof , so named after the courtyard to which the built-up fields previously belonged.


The first known documented mention of the place name Liezheim comes from the year 795. After 1301, Ließem belonged to the cologne burgraves of Drachenfels together with the neighboring villages of Berkum , Gimmersdorf , Niederbachem , Oberbachem , Pissenheim (today Werthhoven ) and Züllighoven . From 1798 to 1815 these localities formed the French Mairie Villip in the canton of Bonn. From 1816 to 1969 Ließem was part of the mayor's office in Villip , which in 1930 was renamed "Amt Villip". On August 1, 1969, the independent municipality of Ließem became one of 13 districts of the newly founded municipality of Wachtberg through the law on the municipal reorganization of the Bonn area ( Bonn law ).

Before the relocation of the seat of government to Berlin (1999), Ließem (Hohler Weg 5) was the residence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia in the Federal Republic of Germany. (→ List of diplomatic missions )


The neo-Gothic, three-aisled St. Mary's Chapel was built from 1884 to 1886. It is a foundation of the Catholic priest Gottfried Köllen from Ließem. Until December 31, 2009, the chapel was a place of worship for the parish of the Holy Three Kings in Oberbachem . On January 1st, 2010 the parish was merged into the newly founded parish of St. Marien Wachtberg .

The Köllenhof is a four-winged Franconian courtyard from the 17th century, which was converted into a culture and meeting center in 1989. There is also a municipal library of the Wachtberg library network.



  • Saint Sebastianus Rifle Brotherhood Ließem
  • Association for the promotion of the historical fair in Ließem e. V.
  • SC Ließem 90 e. V.
  • TuS Ließem


  • Hans-Jürgen Döring: Wachtberg. Old pictures of a young church . Wachtberg 1982, ISBN 3-88913-059-3 .
  • Franz Müller: Life around the Wachtberg. A journey through time through 30,000 years of history in a Rhenish landscape. Wachtberg 1993, ISBN 3-925551-60-3 .

Web links

Commons : Ließem  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures in the Wachtberg community
  2. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province . Volume 2: The map of 1789 . Bonn 1898, p. 61.
  3. a b Do you remember? From farm to popular meeting place for citizens - the Köllenhof in Ließem and its owner Johannes Köllen. In: 40 years of the Wachtberg community. Wachtberg community, May 20, 2009, accessed April 8, 2015 .
  4. ^ Wilhelm Levison : The Bonn documents of the early Middle Ages. In: Bonner yearbooks of the Association of Friends of Antiquity in the Rhineland and the Rhenish Provincial Museum in Bonn. Issue 136/137, Bonn and Darmstadt 1932. No. 19.
  5. Handbook for the country folk from the Rhine-Mosel Department. 1808, p. 126. ( )
  6. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
  7. Foreign Office (ed.): List of diplomatic missions in the Federal Republic of Germany. Status: March 1992.
  8. Foreign Office (Ed.): List of diplomatic missions and other representations in the Federal Republic of Germany. Status: April 1995.
  9. Ecumenical Working Group Wachtberg (ed.): Churches and chapels in Wachtberg . 2009, p. 11 ( [PDF]).
  10. Document on the reorganization of the parishes St. Margareta, Wachtberg-Adendorf, St. Georg, Wachtberg-Fritzdorf, St. Maria Rosenkranzkönigin, Wachtberg-Berkum, St. Gereon, Wachtberg-Niederbachem, Hl. Drei Könige, Wachtberg-Oberbachem, St Simon and Judas and Thaddäus, Wachtberg-Villip in the deanery Meckenheim / Rheinbach, pastoral care area Wachtberg . In: Official Journal of the Archdiocese of Cologne . Piece 1, no. 37 , January 1, 2010, p. 40 ( [PDF; accessed on April 8, 2015]).
  11. The municipal library in Köllenhof. In: Reading in the Ländchen - A portrait of the Wachtberg libraries. Wachtberg community, April 2, 2014, accessed April 8, 2015 .
  12. St. Sebastianus Rifle Brotherhood Ließem
  13. ^ Association for the promotion of the historical fair in Ließem
  14. SC Ließem 90 e. V.