Bad luck (Wachtberg)

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Municipality Wachtberg
Coordinates: 50 ° 39 ′ 1 ″  N , 7 ° 6 ′ 31 ″  E
Height : 131 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 2707  (Jul 31, 2018)
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53343
Area code : 0228
Bad luck (North Rhine-Westphalia)
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Location of Pech in North Rhine-Westphalia

Pech (Wachtberg), aerial photo (2016)
Pech (Wachtberg), aerial photo (2016)

Pech is one of 13 districts of the municipality of Wachtberg in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia . The district has 2,707 inhabitants (as of July 31, 2018). Until the municipal reorganization in 1969 , Pech was a municipality belonging to the Villip office in what was then the district of Bonn .


Pech is located south of Bonn in the Drachenfelser Ländchen am Kottenforst between Bonn- Heiderhof , Gimmersdorf (Wachtberg) and Villip (Wachtberg).


The place name Bech first appeared in the tax and pension register from 1497 in the Villip parish archive . A previous development around a "Burg Eystorp" is suspected, but cannot be proven beyond doubt. Eystorp Castle is mentioned for the first time in 1412 and is said to have been of Franconian origin. At the end of the 18th century, Pech belonged to the Electorate of Cologne until France occupied the areas on the left bank of the Rhine . The French, who completely reorganized the administration in the annexed areas, introduced the Mairie constitution in 1800 and assigned the community of Pech to the Mairie Villip .

In 1815 the Rhineland and with it the town of Pech fell to Prussia , which took over the French administrative division almost unchanged. The Mairie Villip became the mayor's office Villip , from 1930 the office Villip, in the district (from 1887 district) Bonn in the administrative district of Cologne in the province of Jülich-Kleve-Berg , from which the Rhine province emerged in 1822 through the merger with the province of Grand Duchy of Lower Rhine . Bad luck was one of ten parishes belonging to the Villip mayor's office. In 1910 the community of Pech had 246 inhabitants. Berkum had already been the seat of the official administration since 1873 .

On August 1, 1969, the municipality of Pech was merged with the other municipalities of the Villip office and the municipalities of Adendorf, Arzdorf and Fritzdorf of the Meckenheim office to form the new municipality of Wachtberg by the law on the municipal reorganization of the Bonn area ( Bonn law ) Incorporation of the district of Bonn into the Siegkreis newly created Rhein-Sieg-Kreis was assigned. Prior to that, incorporation of Pech into the city of Bad Godesberg had been considered, for which the residents of the place had spoken out with a clear majority. The purchasing department of the embassy of Pakistan was in Pech around 1980 and the embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1993 until the relocation of the seat of government to Berlin in 1999 (→  list of diplomatic missions in Bonn ).

On June 4, 2016, Pech was hit by heavy flooding of the Godesberger Bach after a storm caused by heavy rain. The bridge at the Pech exit to Villip and the bridge “Grüner Weg” were destroyed.

Population development

Lived in the district of Pech (including secondary residences )

year Residents
1961 1099
1969 1811
1979 2401
1989 2238
1999 2615
2002 2726
Year (1) Residents
2003 2771
2004 2819
2005 2834
2006 2853
2007 2871
2014 2633

(1) June 30th of each year
Source: Statistical information in the 2008 draft budget of the municipality of Wachtberg

Local representation

Jutta Danylow is the chairman of the Pech local representative and Jürgen Kleikamp is her deputy ( as of 2015 ).

Culture and sights

Chapel of St. Michael, built in 1860


  • St. Michael's Chapel , built by the Bonn city architect Paul Richard Thomann in neo-Romanesque style and inaugurated on September 29, 1860. The chapel forms the center of the old village center and is a listed building.
  • Bungalow : Carlfried Mutschler built a bungalow here at Dahlienweg 16 for the journalist Ernst Jörg Kruttschnitt. The artist Otto Herbert Hajek designed a mural in the entrance area.


In 2014, director Christian Alvart shot scenes from his film Halbe Brüder in a villa on Huppenbergweg. In the same villa - which is vacant and is being offered for sale - Kaspar Heidelbach filmed scenes for the Cologne crime scene Bausünden in April 2017 .


  • Hans Riegel junior (1923–2013), entrepreneur (Haribo), had a residence in Pech
  • Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927-2016), former Federal Foreign Minister and FDP chairman, lived and died in bad luck
  • Helmut Kohl (1930–2017), former Federal Chancellor, lived in bad luck
  • Alois Mertes (1921–1985), Minister of State in the Foreign Office and member of the German Bundestag, lived in bad luck with his family from 1966 until his death
  • Bernd Pfaffenbach (* 1946), administrative officer, lives in Pech
  • Hans-Dieter Blatzheim (* unknown – 1985), building contractor and automobile racing driver, lived in bad luck

Web links

Commons : Bad luck  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Population figures for the municipality of Wachtberg (as of July 31, 2018)
  2. ^ Heimatverein Pech eV: From Bech to Pech - On the history of the settlement and the naming of the place . Ed .: Heimatverein Pech eV 2nd edition. Village portrait no.5 / revised new edition June 2000, no. 5 , p. 5 ( [PDF]).
  3. ^ Heimatverein Pech eV: From Bech to Pech - On the history of the settlement and the naming of the place . Ed .: Heimatverein Pech eV 2nd edition. Village portrait no.5 / revised new edition June 2000, no. 5 , p. 1 ( [PDF]).
  4. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
  5. ^ Franz Möller : The Rhein-Sieg-Kreis in the area of ​​tension between federal and state. Rheinlandia Verlag, Siegburg 2006, ISBN 3-938535-20-2 , p. 34.
  6. Bavarian Yearbook. Verlag C. Gerber, 1980, p. 544.
  7. Gabriele von Törne, Sandra Simonsen, Marcus Bierlein: Destroyed bridges and wet cellars - floods in the Rhein-Sieg district. In: Bonner Rundschau of June 5, 2016, accessed on June 6, 2016
  8. ^ Community Wachtberg: Storm damage in Wachtberg , accessed on June 6, 2016.
  9. Local representatives. In: Council and Administration. Wachtberg community, October 29, 2014, accessed on February 2, 2015 .
  10. Portrait of the Three Pech Churches , publisher: Pecher Heimatverein e: V., Verlag Franz Schön, Bonn 2017, ISBN 978-3-9816420-8-7
  11. General-Anzeiger : From the cabinet of rarities of the Bonn Republic (March 27, 2016)
  12. Website of the municipality of Wachtberg : Political curiosities for Bonn's "parlor" (March 27, 2016)
  13. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) : Southwest German Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering - Online Finding aid for the architecture-related inventory of Otto Herbert Hajek (March 27, 2016)
  14. General-Anzeiger : Road movie with a stop in Pech , accessed on March 27, 2016.
  15. General-Anzeiger : Pop star celebrates in Pech Millionärs-Party , accessed on March 27, 2016.
  16. Youtube: HALBE BROTHERS Official trailer  ( 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. , accessed April 9, 2017.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  17. ^ WDR : Invitation to a press photo session on the set with Klaus J. Behrendt, Dietmar Bär, Jana Pallaske, Hanno Koffler and others. a. , accessed April 9, 2017.
  18. Matthias Kirch: Tatortdreh in Wachtberg , in General-Anzeiger , April 4, 2017, accessed on April 9, 2017.
  19. Immoscout24 : More is simply not possible! ( Memento of the original from April 9, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed April 9, 2017. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  20. Do you remember? Wachtberg political celebrities . Wachtberg parish, accessed on August 6, 2013.