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Federal city of Bonn
Coordinates: 50 ° 44 ′ 59 ″  N , 7 ° 9 ′ 6 ″  E
Residents : 5111  (December 31, 2018)
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53229
Area code : 0228
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Location of the district of Pützchen-Bechlinghoven in the Bonn district of Beuel

Pützchen-Bechlinghoven is a district of the federal city of Bonn in the Beuel district , which lies at the foot of the Ennert . It has around 5100 inhabitants.

Origin of name

The name Pützchen means “Brünnchen” (or “source”) in the Ripuarian dialect . It is derived from the Latin "Puteus", well , or French "Puits" (in Ripuarian "Pütz") and refers to the Adelheidis fountain , which is said to go back to a miracle of St. Adelheid . According to the legend of the spring miracle of Pützchen, the abbess of the neighboring Vilich Abbey , Adelheid (960-1015), knelt down in the open field during a procession between 999 and 1005 AD during a great drought in the Rhineland and asked, leaning on her her abbess staff for divine help. A spring sprang up at the point where their staff struck the ground. Since the alum-containing water of the fountain was ascribed special healing powers and numerous miraculous healings were reported, the place soon developed into a popular destination for pilgrimages, in connection with which the annual Pützchen market has its origins.

Population development

year Residents
1816 260
1843 337
1871 522
1905 957
1961 2,195


Finds from a Merovingian settlement from the 6th to 7th centuries

Archaeologists from the Rhineland Regional Council have been investigating an area near Bechlinghoven since 2007 where the remains of a Merovingian settlement are located. So far (2013) 94 building floor plans have been identified and excavated on the 17 hectare site on both sides of the federal highway 56 , which has not been built over . The complex is considered one of the largest known settlements of this era in Germany. The excavations revealed that the site had previously been used as a training camp by the Roman military. Exemplary pointed trenches were uncovered, in which stone balls from attack exercises were found.

In the 17th century, hermits looked after the pilgrims in the Adelheidis chapel at the Adelheidis fountain. At the beginning of the 18th century, the Carmelite monastery of St. Joseph (completed in 1706) and the church (consecrated in 1760) were built to cope with the increasing influx of believers. After the secularization , the monastery buildings were used in many ways. Among other things, part of the Pützchen sanatorium was located here , on the site of which the Sankt-Adelheid-Gymnasium of the Herz-Jesu-Kloster St. Adelheid was built in 1925 .


Pützchen's market in summer 2006

The 5-day fair Pützchens Markt , which dates back to 1367, is the largest in the region and a great crowd puller for the district. In summer the Ennertbad outdoor pool is a very popular place to go.

Educational institutions

Well in Pützchen. The Catholic Church can be seen in the background.

There are three schools in Pützchen: The Marktschule ( elementary school ), the Integrated Comprehensive School Bonn-Beuel (also houses a library ) and the Archbishop's Sankt-Adelheid-Gymnasium, a girls' school that was run by sisters of the Sacré-Cœur Order until 1985 has been.

The “ youth farm ” is an interesting project . This is a site where teenagers live under the supervision of adult carers. There are workshops, riding facilities, the possibility of building a small hut and much more.


In Pützchen there is an old Catholic church, St. Adelheid am Pützchen (built in 1724) and a new Protestant church, the Nommensen Church .


Pützchens Markt stop

Pützchen-Bechlinghoven is on the Bonn-Beuel – Hangelar railway line . The traffic on the route is idle; Rail transport only takes place at Pützchen's market .


  • Leopold Bleibtreu (born March 23, 1777 in Neuwied, † September 11, 1839 in Pützchen), mine and factory owner and founder of the Alaunhütte on the Holtorfer Hardt
  • Isa Vermehren (born April 21, 1918 in Lübeck, † July 15, 2009 in Bonn), cabaret artist, film actress and later religious, headed the Sankt-Adelheid-Gymnasium in Pützchen from 1961 to 1969

See also

Web links

Commons : Pützchen-Bechlinghoven  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Population in Bonn by districts (according to the main statute) on December 31 , 2018 , Federal City of Bonn - Statistics Office, February 2019
  2. ^ History of Pützchen's market
  3. ^ Community encyclopedia Prussia , 1871 and 1905; Overview ... of the government district of Cologne , 1816 and 1843.
  4. ^ Contributions to the statistics of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, special series of the population census 1961. Issue 2 b, Düsseldorf 1963, p. 59.
  5. LVR excavation teams found one of the largest early medieval settlements in Germany at Archäologie.online on December 4, 2013
  6. Carl Jakob Bachem: Beueler Chronik . In: Studies on the local history of the Bonn-Beuel district . No. 26 . Bonn 1989, ISBN 3-922832-06-7 (192 pages).
  7. ^ Carl Jakob Bachem: The history of the foundation of the parish on Pützchen . In: Catholic parish of St. Adelheid am Pützchen (ed.): 100 years of the parish of Pützchen 1906-2006 . Bonn 2006, p. 16-32 .
  8. gemeinden.erzbistum-koeln.de: Parish community am Ennert (accessed on September 28, 2015)
  9. general-anzeiger-bonn.de: St. Adelheid am Pützchen - The church mouse on the altar (accessed on August 4, 2014)
  10. Parish Beuel-Ost of the Evangelical Church Community Beuel (accessed on October 7, 2015)