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Swisttal municipality
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Odendorf
Coordinates: 50 ° 38 ′ 50 ″  N , 6 ° 52 ′ 52 ″  E
Height : 172  (162-187)  m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.22 km²
Residents : 4145  (Jan. 2, 2019)
Population density : 794 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53913
Area code : 02255
Odendorf (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Location of Odendorf in North Rhine-Westphalia

Odendorf is a village in the municipality of Swisttal in the Rhein-Sieg district in the south of North Rhine-Westphalia . On January 2, 2019, 4,145 inhabitants lived in Odendorf, the second largest village in the Swisttal municipality. The head of Odendorf is Elisabeth Kümpel.


Odendorf is located in the southernmost part of the Lower Rhine Bay and thus in the area between the Rheinbach-Meckenheimer Lössplatte and the Zülpich-Euskirchener Eifel foreland. The place is located on the Escher Lössplatte, in the Orbach-Talaue, about 172 meters above sea level and is the highest village in the municipality of Swisttal. This area has been agricultural land since Roman times due to the favorable soil and climatic conditions. Like the other villages in the municipality of Swisttal, Odendorf is part of the Rhineland Nature Park .


In terms of climate, the Odendorf-Rheinbach area in front of Zülpich and Euskirchen is designated as the area with the least rain in the Rhineland.


The beginning of the settlement activity for the Orbachaue is for the Neolithic Age with the Michelsberg earthworks around 4000 BC. BC north of Odendorf and the location near the trade routes from north to south that were forming at this time.

Until the Middle Ages, the Roman aqueduct from the Eifel to Cologne ran along the southern border of the municipality - in the middle between Odendorf and the Lappermühle .

A field airfield of the Reichsluftwaffe was created between Odendorf and Palmersheim in 1938/39 . The JG 27 to temporarily here with Bf 109 fighter aircraft have been stationed. Even Adolf Hitler used the place during the Western campaign with a Ju 52 , because the airfield was in 1940 part of the Fuhrer's headquarters on May 10, 1940 until June 6 Felsennest in Rodert . Before that, he and his staff had traveled to his headquarters in Euskirchen via Bonn at the beginning of the Western campaign on May 10th. After being captured by US troops, Dwight D. Eisenhower also landed here .

On August 1st, 1969 Odendorf was incorporated into Swisttal.

Odendorf town center

The Odendorfer Zehnthaus built in the 18th century
The Catholic Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul

In today's center of Odendorf there is the historical Zehnthaus , the old Catholic parish church Alt St. Petrus und Paulus from the 12th century (first mentioned in a document in 893), the new Catholic parish church St. Peter and Paul (neo-Gothic church building, 1901/06, executed by the Bonn master builder Jakob Stumpf (1875–1936); the choir windows were created by Paul Weigmann (1923–2009) in 1954), as well as the pastorate, the vicariate and the former monastery, later hospital, orphanage and old people's home, which now houses a kindergarten and some clubs. Odendorf Castle (private property) is in the immediate vicinity of the town center .

The Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Haus, the community center of the Evangelical Church Community in Swisttal , was built in the mid-1980s. The laying of the foundation stone took place on February 23, 1986 in the presence of Superintendent Brandt and Mayor Gunst. On June 14, 1987, the community center was inaugurated.

Children's and educational institutions

  • Community elementary school Odendorf
  • Evangelical kindergarten
  • Catholic kindergarten
  • Daycare center Villa Kunterbunt
  • Volkshochschule VHS Rheinbach, Swisttal, Meckenheim, Wachtberg

There is a public bookcase in Odendorf .

Rail transport

The Odendorf stop is on the Voreifelbahn ( KBS 475 ) Bonn - Euskirchen , on which the S 23 runs in local rail passenger transport (SPNV) . The former station building was demolished in 2013. The waiting room there was last used by a snack bar. During the Second World War, the Luftwaffe airfield mentioned above was located here.

line course Tact
S 23 Bonn Hbf  - Bonn-Endeich Nord - Bonn Helmholtzstraße - Bonn-Duisdorf  - Alfter-Impekoven  - Alfter-Witterschlick  - Meckenheim- Kottenforst  - Meckenheim Industrial Park - Meckenheim  - Rheinbach Roman Canal - Rheinbach  (- Swisttal - Odendorf  - Euskirchen- Kuchenheim  - Euskirchen )
Connection of some Trains as RB 23 to Bad Münstereifel
15 (/ 30/60) min

DB Regio NRW is responsible for the local rail passenger transport and uses Alstom Coradia LINT diesel multiple units for the Voreifelbahn in single to double traction.

The tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) applies to public local rail passenger transport and the NRW tariff applies to all tariff areas .


  • Swisttal Odendorf . In: Verein Zehnthaus e. V. (Ed.): 25 years of the Zehnthaus e. V. Swisttal . Swisttal-Odendorf 1999 (history of the Zehnthaus, Odendorf, location and Roman times).
  • North Rhine-Westphalia . In: Manfred Groten et al. (Ed.): Handbook of the historical sites of Germany (=  Kröner's paperback edition . Volume 273 ). 3rd, completely revised edition. Kröner, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-520-27303-1 .
  • Hans-Josef Hansen: Felsennest - The forgotten leader's headquarters in the Eifel. Construction, use, destruction . 2nd, expanded edition. Helios Verlag, Aachen 2008, ISBN 978-3-938208-21-2 (including articles and photos from the Odendorf airfield).

Web links

Commons : Odendorf  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Parish. Residents according to districts. Municipality of Swisttal, January 2, 2019, accessed on February 26, 2019 .
  2. ^ Website of the municipality of Swisttal
  3. Airfield in Odendorf? Friends of the Archive of the City of Rheinbach e. V., accessed on February 6, 2017 .
  4. Peter Thrams: history of the city Meckenheim . Rheinlandia Verlag, 2002, ISBN 3-935005-40-7 , p. 101 .
  5. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
  6. Information from the municipality of Swisttal on the use of the station, accessed on March 23, 2012 ( Memento of the original from February 12, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.swisttal.de