Saint Augustine

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Saint Augustine
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Coordinates: 50 ° 46 '  N , 7 ° 11'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Cologne
Circle : Rhein-Sieg district
Height : 65 m above sea level NHN
Area : 34.22 km 2
Residents: 55,847 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 1632 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53757
Area code : 02241
License plate : SU
Community key : 05 3 82 056
City structure: 8 city districts / districts

City administration address :
Markt 1
53757 Sankt Augustin
Website :
Mayor : Klaus Schumacher ( CDU )
Location of the city of Sankt Augustin in the Rhein-Sieg district
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Sankt Augustin is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district , North Rhine-Westphalia , Germany . It was created during the North Rhine-Westphalian regional reform in 1969 through the dissolution of the Menden office and is located in the greater Bonn area . It is named after the patron saint of the local Steyler missionaries , St. Augustine (354-430). Sankt Augustin belongs to the economic region Bonn / Rhein-Sieg, as well as to the science region Bonn and with over 59,000 inhabitants it is the second largest city in the Rhein-Sieg district.


Sankt Augustin is located in the southeast of the Cologne Bay , more precisely in the Siegniederung (or the adjacent central terrace ), a largely flat area between the Sieg estuary in the Rhine and the foothills of the Bergisches Land in the north and the Pleiser Hügelland in the south, where the city is located has a stake. In the west it borders without geographical separation on the Bonn district of Beuel , in the north the lower reaches of the Sieg forms a natural border with Troisdorf and Siegburg , and the beginning of the hill country roughly marks the borders with Hennef in the east, Königswinter in the southeast and Bonn in the southwest . The urban area reaches its highest point at 151  m above sea level. NHN in the Birlinghovener Forest near Birlinghoven Castle , its lowest at 48  m above sea level. NHN on the Siegufer near the Meindorf district.

The districts of Hangelar , Sankt Augustin-Ort , Niederpleis and Mülldorf lie along the Bonn – Siegburg line. They form the main part of the city, which is built on throughout, with the exception of smaller open spaces. Only Menden and Meindorf in the north, Buisdorf in the east and Birlinghoven in the south are set apart by larger meadows, fields and, in the case of Birlinghovens, a forest. In Niederpleis the Sieg receives its last left tributary, the Pleisbach .

City structure

Sankt Augustin consists of eight city districts which, according to the North Rhine-Westphalian municipal code , have their own mayor .

Borough Residents (1) Area
in km²
Birlinghoven 01.952 3.2
Buisdorf 03,275 3.5
Hangelar (with Niederberg) 09,195 6.7
My village 02,929 2.1
Menden 10,229 7.2
Garbage village 09,386 2.1
Niederpleis (with Schmerbroich) 12,315 6.9
Sankt Augustin place 06,556 2.6
(1) according to the city administration in July 2007
  • Largest north-south extension: (Menden - Birlinghoven) approx. 6.8 km
  • Largest east-west extension: (Meindorf - Buisdorf) approx. 8.5 km
  • Length of the city limits: 30.86 km.


Most of the city's subsoil consists of geologically young (first formed in the Quaternary ) gravel and sand deposits. The surface forms a 0.5 to 2 m thick layer of high-tide clay, which is washed away near the rivers and streams, so the alluvial soil is poorer in nutrients. In the higher elevations in the southeast, sands, clays and tuffs dominate with a loess layer up to 15 m thick, which is very suitable for agriculture .

Population development

year 1871 1939 1955 1969 1977 2000 2010 2018
population 4,500 10,000 17,000 33,000 47,000 56,800 57,100 59,450

(The figures from 1969 onwards refer to the municipal reorganization and the figures from 2000 onwards including secondary residence)


middle Ages

In the period from the 6th to the 9th century, the Franconian territories were divided into so-called Gaue (administrative districts). Today's Sankt Augustinian urban area was part of the Auelgau , which was first mentioned in documents in 722/723. The seat of the Comes / Count was the castle on the Michaelsberg in Siegburg .

In the middle of the 11th century there was a power struggle between Count Palatine Heinrich and Archbishop Anno II of Cologne. When Anno defeated the Count Palatine, he founded the Benedictine monastery on Michaelsberg, today's Michaelsberg Abbey .

In the Middle Ages, today's urban area was a constant bone of contention between the ruling princes. The disputes between the Counts of Sayn (Westerwald) and the Count of Berg (headquarters in Altenberg, later Burg on the Wupper) resulted in the fact that in 1363 on the original pledge the rule Blankenberg by dishonouring to Count Wilhelm II. Von Berg fell .

At the end of the 15th century, almost all of today's Rhein-Sieg district on the right bank of the Rhine belonged to the Duchy of Berg . This duchy was administratively divided into offices. The offices were in turn divided into honors .

The Buisdorf, Mülldorf and Niederpleis monks were part of the Niederpleis parish . Meindorf, Obermenden and Niedermenden to the parish of Menden, Holzlar and Hangelar to the parish of Vilich and the Honnschaft Birlinghoven to the parish of Stieldorf. They all belonged to the Blankenberg office .

19th century

As part of the formation of the Rhine Confederation , the Duchy of Berg came under French rule in 1806. In 1808 Napoleon carried out a radical territorial reorganization . The so-called municipal administration was introduced. At the head was now a Maire, a mayor who ran the municipal business. After the withdrawal of the French troops in 1813, a provisional leadership existed for two years.

In 1815 the present city area was awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia by the Congress of Vienna . Within the Rhineland it belonged to the province of Jülich-Kleve-Berg and to the district of Siegburg (merged with the district of Uckerath to form the district of Siegburg in 1825) and was now called the Menden Mayor (from 1927 Menden (Rhineland) ).

20th century

The 20th century has seen several changes of communal area in what is now the Sankt Augustinian urban area.

On July 1, 1906, the place Zange moved from the community of Mülldorf to the city of Siegburg . In 1927 the Deichhaus district, which until then belonged to the Buisdorf community , was also handed over to the city of Siegburg. Both communities receive financial compensation from the city of Siegburg for the loss of territory.

In 1935 the municipalities of Ober- and Niedermenden were merged to form Menden (Rhineland).

The following communities now belonged to the Menden district: Buisdorf, Hangelar, Meindorf, Menden, Mülldorf, Niederpleis and Holzlar. Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hütte , which belonged to the municipality of Menden, fell to Troisdorf during the last communal reorganization in 1969 and Holzlar to Bonn. Birlinghoven belonged to the Stieldorf community until 1969 .

The Siegburger Bahn of the Bonn light rail went into operation in 1911. The St. Augustin Mission House has existed since 1913.

During the Second World War, today's urban area of ​​Sankt Augustin was badly damaged by aerial bombs and later by artillery. A considerable part of the destruction was caused by German artillery in the last weeks of the war, when Sieg was the southern front line of the Ruhr basin .

In the 30s and 50s there were already unsuccessful attempts to merge the municipalities of the Menden office into one municipality. In the course of the regional reform in 1969 ( Bonn Law ), it was discussed to divide the area of ​​the Menden office into the cities of Bonn, Siegburg and Troisdorf. However, preference was given to re-establishing the community of Sankt Augustin on August 1, 1969 from the previously independent communities of Buisdorf, Hangelar, Meindorf, Menden (Rhineland) and Siegburg-Mülldorf. Parts of the Beuel ( Bonn district ), Holzlar and Stieldorf were added.

City center 2007

In the 1970s, a city center with town hall, market plate, shopping center and numerous other office and commercial buildings were built in the area of ​​the Sankt Augustin-Ort district . In the 1980s, a hotel and a medical center were added to the city center. Outside the Marktplatten-Ring there are also the post office, the Sankt Augustin tax office, the Rhein-Sieg high school with auditorium, the children's clinic with a heart center and a home for the elderly.

In the 1970s the Niederpleis school center was built with a six-way sports hall, an indoor swimming pool, a secondary and secondary school and the Albert Einstein high school.

On September 6, 1977, the municipality of Sankt Augustin received city rights.

The A 560 motorway was built along the old Siegdamm in the mid-1980s . It has been connecting the A 3 with the A 59 since 1988 .

As another major construction project, the branch of the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, founded in 1995, was put into operation. The main building was opened in 1999, an extension in 2005.


The Sankt Augustinian town hall

City Directors

  • 1969–1977: Ulrich Syttkus ( SPD )
  • 1977–1996: Walter Quasten (CDU)


From March to May 1995 the city was without a council or mayor, as irregularities had been found in more than half of the electoral districts in the local elections on October 16, 1994 and the city council had therefore declared the election to be invalid on February 1, 1995. Until the new election on May 14th, Hans Jaax, a member of the SPD state parliament appointed by the Ministry of the Interior, provisionally led the city from Troisdorf .

In 1996, the dual leadership was abolished in Sankt Augustin. Anke Riefers (previously honorary mayor) was elected by the city council as the first full-time mayor and thus successor to city director Quasten as head of administration.

  1. 1969–1989: Karl Gatzweiler ( CDU ) (First Honorary Mayor of the City of Sankt Augustin)
  2. 1989–1994: Wilfried Wessel (CDU) (last honorary mayor of the city of Sankt Augustin)
  3. 1994–1995: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  4. 1995: Hans Jaax (SPD) (acting)
  5. 1995–1999: Anke Riefers (SPD)
  6. since 1999: Klaus Schumacher (CDU)

City council

The city ​​council is the municipal representative of the people of Sankt Augustin. The citizens decide on the composition every five years. The last election took place on May 25, 2014.

City as an employer

As a municipal employer, the city of Sankt Augustin employs over 600 people in a wide variety of professions.

Allocation of seats in the city council
A total of 50 seats
Local election 2014
Turnout: 54.87% (2009: 54.57%)
Gains and losses
compared to 2009
 % p
-1.17  % p.p.
+ 4.64  % p.p.
-0.28  % p
-5.66  % p
-0.02  % p
+0.03  % p
+ 2.64  % p.p.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Sankt Augustin
Blazon : “The city coat of arms shows in the shield head in silver (white) a striding, double-tailed, blue-armored, blue-tongued and blue-crowned red lion; underneath a field with 16 boxes from blue to silver (white). "
Foundation of the coat of arms: The municipalities of Buisdorf , Hangelar, Meindorf , Menden (Rhineland) , Niederpleis , Siegburg-Mülldorf and the village of Birlinghoven were merged to form the municipality of Sankt Augustin by means of a municipal reorganization ( Bonn Act of June 10, 1969) . The newly created community took over the coat of arms that the President had given the Menden office in 1936 . It shows the Bergisch lion as a reference to the old sovereign, the Duke of Berg ; the chess pattern comes from the coat of arms of the local lords of Menden.

Children and Youth Parliament / Youth City Council

The children's and youth parliament has existed since 1991.

In 2010, the first youth city council was elected, for which young people between the ages of 14 and 19 are entitled to vote. At the moment (2015 [obsolete] ) the work of the Youth City Council is suspended because not enough candidates had registered for the 2014 election.

On November 17, 2011, the children's and youth parliament celebrated its 20th anniversary and its 40th session as part of an anniversary session.

Town twinning

Sankt Augustin has partnerships with the following cities:

Culture and sights

Saint Martinus
Birlinghoven Castle

Natural monuments

  • Pedunculate oak in the Birlinghoven forest


There are preserved old town parts with Rhenish half-timbered houses in Birlinghoven, Buisdorf, Hangelar, Menden and Niederpleis. The oldest building in the city is the parish church Sankt Martinus in Niederpleis , which goes back in part to the 12th century; In this part of the village there is also a knight's seat and a historic mill. The Birlinghoven Castle was built in 1901-1903 in the style of English country castles to him include a Orangerie and merges into the Birlinghovener forest park. The castle currently belongs to the campus of the Fraunhofer Institute Center Birlinghoven and cannot be visited without prior notice.

Green spaces and recreation

Sankt Augustin is located on the eastern edge of the " Green C ", a loosely connected green space network, the unconventional but expensive signage and design of which has drawn a lot of criticism.


The House of Peoples and Cultures of the Steyler Missionaries is known beyond the city , its focus is on exhibits from Black Africa , Papua New Guinea , China and Ethiopia .

Cultural offer

Theater, cabaret and music events take place in Schloss Birlinghoven, Haus Menden , the school auditoriums and various smaller facilities.

Regular events

As everywhere in the Rhineland, carnival is celebrated in Sankt Augustin . The greats are the prince couple of the city of Sankt Augustin, the prince couple von Menden and the child prince couple von Meindorf (prince and princess). There is a main train in Sankt Augustin on Carnival Sunday, which runs from Niederpleis via Mülldorf to Sankt Augustin-Ort, as well as district trains in Birlinghoven (Sunday morning), Hangelar (Sunday morning), Meindorf (Rose Monday) and Menden (Rose Monday).

In addition, every year on Weiberfastnacht (Thursday) several thousand young people come together for the large Weiberfastnacht party on the Marktplatte (Karl-Gatzweiler-Platz). Traditionally, women's meetings also take place on this day in the districts of Menden, Meindorf and Hangelar. Every year on Carnival Friday, the town hall is stormed. Otherwise, of course, the carnival also takes place in the pubs and event venues.

At the beginning of spring, the Hangelarer Werbekreis organizes the Hangelarer Lichternacht at which the Kölnerstrasse is closed and specially illuminated so that you can enjoy the longer opening times of the shops.

In early summer, TV Hangelar has been organizing a family sports festival under the motto “Families on the move” since 2010 on the sports field in the Hangelar district.

The bikers of the Sankt Augustin-based federal police regularly organize the "Biker Camp" in June. Motorcyclists from the area meet for a weekend on the grounds of the airfield in Sankt Augustin Hangelar for "gasoline talks", to music and to celebrate. This meeting has been taking place since 2005 and has its climax on Saturdays with a joint motorcycle parade through Sankt Augustin. The Bikerfest 2015 was canceled due to "scheduling" reasons. In 2016 the biker camp took place again.

In September the nationally known street festival "Hangelarer Spektakel" takes place on Kölnstrasse in the district of Hangelar.

In October there has been a fun run "Around the Airfield" (Bonn / Hangelar - BNJ) since 1981 with distances of 400 m, 800 m, 5 km and the 10 km fun run. The organizer is TV Hangelar. Start and finish is the sports field in the Hangelar district.

In November there is a free gymnastics event organized by TV Hangelar in the sports halls at Rhein-Sieg-Gymnasium.

The DLRG Sankt Augustin e. V. has been organizing a 24-hour swim in the outdoor pool once a year since 2010, to which swimmers from other regions also travel.

In the districts there are also numerous other festivals such as fairgrounds, parish festivals, rifle festivals, club festivals and fire brigade festivals.

In spring 2014 the Lego exhibition "ABSolut Steinchen" will take place for the third time in the University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Sankt Augustin campus. National and international Lego builders exhibit their own creations (MOCs) over a weekend.

Every 3 years, the St. Augustinian Monastery Festival takes place in the St. Augustin Missionary House of the Steyler Missionaries. This is the largest mission festival in Germany.

Economy and Infrastructure


Road traffic

The B 56 connects Sankt Augustin with Bonn and Siegburg. There are three motorway connections to the A 560 in Menden, Mülldorf and Niederpleis, and one to the A 59 near Hangelar in Bonn. In the east, the A 3 touches Sankt Augustin and is directly connected to the A 560 in Niederpleis via the junction.

On January 1, 2018, 34,857 motor vehicles were registered in the city, including 30,773 cars.

Light rail

The Siegburger Bahn route connects the city of Sankt Augustin with the district town of Siegburg as well as with the federal city of Bonn and further along with Königswinter and Bad Honnef via line 66. On school days, line 67 also runs in the direction of Bonn- Bad Godesberg . The 7 stops in the city are Sankt Augustin Mülldorf, Sankt Augustin Zentrum, Sankt Augustin Kloster, Sankt Augustin Ort, Hangelar Ost, Hangelar Mitte and Hangelar West.


The right stretch of the Rhine also runs through Sankt Augustin, where the Menden (Rhineland) stop is located in the urban area. In addition, the single-track Beuel – Großenbusch small railway of the Rhein-Sieg Railway runs from Bonn-Beuel to the Hangelar district, with passenger transport to Pützchen's market on the route . The ICE train station in Siegburg / Bonn is located in the immediate vicinity of the city and connected by the city rail .

The following train lines stop at the Menden (Rheinl) stop:

line Line course Tact
RB 27 Rhein-Erft-Bahn:
Mönchengladbach Hbf  - Rheydt Hbf  - Rheydt-Odenkirchen  - Hochneukirch  - Jüchen  - Grevenbroich  - Rommerskirchen  - Stommeln  - Pulheim  - Cologne-Ehrenfeld  - Cologne Hbf  - Cologne Messe / Deutz  - Cologne / Bonn Airport  - Troisdorf  - Friedrich-Wilhelms -Hütte  - Menden (Rheinl)  - Bonn-Beuel  - Bonn-Oberkassel  - Niederdollendorf  - Königswinter  - Rhöndorf  - Bad Honnef (Rhine)  - Unkel  - Erpel (Rhine)  - Linz (Rhine)  - Leubsdorf (Rhine)  - Bad Hönningen  - Rheinbrohl  - Leutesdorf (Rhine)  - Neuwied  - Engers  - Vallendar  - Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein  - Koblenz Hbf
Status: timetable change December 2019
60 min
RE 8 Rhein-Erft-Express:
Mönchengladbach Hbf  - Rheydt Hbf  - Rheydt-Odenkirchen  - Hochneukirch  - Jüchen  - Grevenbroich  - Rommerskirchen  - Stommeln  - Pulheim  - Cologne-Ehrenfeld  - Cologne Hbf  - Cologne Messe / Deutz  - Porz (Rhein)  - Troisdorf  - Friedrich-Wilhelms -Hütte  - Menden (Rheinl)  - Bonn-Beuel  - Bonn-Oberkassel  - Niederdollendorf  - Königswinter  - Rhöndorf  - Bad Honnef (Rhine)  - Unkel  - Erpel (Rhine)  (Mon - Fri individual trains)  - Linz (Rhine)  - Bad Hönningen  - Rheinbrohl  - Neuwied  - Urmitz Rhine bridge  - Koblenz-Lützel  - Koblenz city center  - Koblenz main station
Status: timetable change December 2019
60 min


The following bus lines serve Sankt Augustin (status: timetable change December 2019):

line Line course
508 Troisdorf - Menden - Sankt Augustin Center
512 Siegburg Bhf - Mülldorf - Niederpleis - Birlinghoven - Ittenbach
513 Siegburg Bhf - Mülldorf - Niederpleis - Birlinghoven - Oberpleis
516 Hennef - Birlinghoven - Vilich-Müldorf
517 Sankt Augustin-Zentrum - Mülldorf - Niederpleis - Hangelar
518 Sankt Augustin Center - Ort - Niederberg - Hangelar
527 Hennef - Buisdorf - Siegburg
529 Bonn - Hangelar - Sankt Augustin Center - Mülldorf - Niederpleis - Buisdorf - Hennef
535 Sankt Augustin Center - Niederpleis - Birlinghoven - Oberpleis
540 (SWB bus) Sankt Augustin-Zentrum - Menden - Meindorf - Bonn
599 School bus route
635 (SWB Bus) Ramersdorf - Hangelar
636 (SWB Bus) Konrad-Adenauer-Platz - Birlinghoven Castle - Hangelar
640 (SWB Bus) Siegburg - Mülldorf - Menden - Meindorf - Bonn

Important transfer stations are Sankt-Augustin-Zentrum, Menden-Markt, Hangelar Ost and Niederpleis Campus (until 2019: Niederpleis School Center).

The most important intermunicipal bus connections are lines 640 and 529 from Siegburg and Hennef via Sankt Augustin to Bonn main station.

air traffic

The Hangelar airfield , the oldest still operating airfield in Germany, is located in Sankt Augustin .

The nearest international airport is Cologne / Bonn Airport .

Transport policy

View over the market plate

Sankt Augustin is part of the tariff area in the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS).

On December 11, 2014, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Deutsche Bahn AG and the Rhineland Local Transport Association signed a contract that Bonn would be connected directly to Cologne / Bonn Airport and Cologne Central Station via the right bank of the Rhine. The S-Bahn line 13, which now (2016) ends in Troisdorf, should be used. a. to include stops in Sankt Augustin-Menden and Bonn-Beuel and end in Bonn-Oberkassel. A connection to Bonn Central Station is not possible because Bonn does not have a railway bridge. The project is currently (2015 [obsolete] ) valued at 434 million euros. The first construction work began immediately after the contract was signed and is expected to be Template: future / in 5 yearscompleted in 2030 .

Economy and research


In Sankt Augustin there are several commercial areas with industrial companies, for example Kuhne GmbH in the mechanical engineering sector . The Füssenich sawmill, which produces oak sawn timber, and Sägewerk Buchen GmbH, which is increasingly dedicated to the topic of renewable energy (pellets, firewood, briquettes), belong to the woodworking industry . The HUMA shopping park is one of the largest shopping centers in the region; the largest tenants are Real , Saturn and Intersport . With Fahrrad Feld, Sankt Augustin is currently (2015 [obsolete] ) the largest bicycle dealer in North Rhine-Westphalia, located in Sankt Augustin. The Bonn / Hangelar airfield is the largest glider airfield in the region and is one of the oldest airfields in Germany. The only mission bank in Germany, the Steyler Bank , has its headquarters in the city.

Business start-up and innovation

The BusinessCampus Rhein-Sieg is a start-up center for the establishment, settlement and growth of young companies in the Rhein-Sieg district and in the Bonn science region. The BusinessCampus is spread over three locations in Sankt Augustin and Rheinbach .

There is also a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and medium-sized companies (CENTIM).

HUMA shopping park


Sankt Augustin is the seat of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (IFA) , a research and testing institute of the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV). Three Fraunhofer institutes (formerly GMD institutes ) are located on the campus of Schloss Birlinghoven :


Sankt Augustin is the seat of the Philosophical-Theological University SVD of the Steyler Missionare, which was founded in 1932 and has been operated by the Archdiocese of Cologne as the Cologne University of Catholic Theology (KHKT) since 2020 ; from the summer semester onwards it is to be relocated to Cologne-Lindenthal. Since 1995, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, with the four departments “Economics”, “Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Technical Journalism”, “Social Policy and Social Security” and “Computer Science” has its headquarters in the city.

In addition, there are the following schools in Sankt Augustin:

The city has eight primary schools:

  • Catholic primary school Buisdorf
  • Evangelical primary school Hangelar
  • Catholic primary school Hangelar
  • Catholic primary school Meindorf
  • Community Primary School Menden (Max & Moritz School)
  • Catholic primary school Sankt Augustin Mülldorf
  • GGS Niederpleis, Am Pleiser Wald
  • Community Primary School Sankt Augustin-Ort (Hans-Christian-Andersen-School)

Until 2014 there was the GGS "Freie Buschstraße" in Niederpleis. This school was closed due to low student numbers.

There are also various institutions for vocational education and training :

Associations, corporations and other associations

In particular because of its proximity to the former seat of government and today's federal city of Bonn, Sankt Augustin is the location of several nationwide associations and the location of federal authorities themselves. The most famous facility is the main location of the federal police in the Hangelar district. Only one Bundeswehr facility is still in the city. Until 2017, Sankt Augustin was also the seat of the RAL German Institute for Quality Assurance and Labeling , which awards the world's oldest environmental label, the Blue Angel .

The children's clinic in Sankt Augustin-Ort enjoys a great reputation in the region. It also houses one of the four German children's heart centers.

Fire and civil protection

The volunteer fire brigade has 238 purely voluntary members (as of September 2019) who are organized in six locations:

  • Fire fighting train Mülldorf
  • Hangelar fire fighting group
  • Fire fighting train Menden
  • Meindorf fire fighting group
  • Niederpleis fire fighting group
  • Buisdorf fire fighting group

The fire brigade also has its own youth fire brigade at each location and a so-called fire brigade technical center in Mülldorf, in which four full-time equipment control rooms work. The particular hazard situations from chemical companies, a large shopping center, retirement homes, hospitals, small and large commercial enterprises and transport objects such as the Hangelar airfield, the ICE route Rhine-Main , several train routes and motorways as well as residential areas and extensive forest and natural landscapes form a large spectrum for potential missions by the Sankt Augustin volunteer fire brigade.

Federal institutions

Associations and Associations

Sankt Augustin is the seat of the following nationwide institutions:

Health facilities

  • Asklepios Children's Hospital Sankt Augustin (German Children's Heart Center) - around 10% of all heart operations on children and adolescents in Germany have so far been carried out there (30% based on North Rhine-Westphalia).


Aerial view of the mission house of the Steyler missionaries

Range of denominations

The St. Augustin Missionary House of the Steyler Missionaries (SVD) is located in Sankt Augustin-Ort . A Philosophical-Theological College has belonged to the monastery since 1932 and is now operated by the Archdiocese of Cologne . During the National Socialism the Steylers were expropriated and expelled, but returned in 1945 and rebuilt the buildings damaged in the war. Since then, many other buildings and institutes have been added, in particular in 1973 the ethnological museum "House of Peoples and Cultures", the Steyler Missionsprokur and the Steyler Bank .

The settlement from which today's Sankt Augustin-Ort emerged was named after the mission house , in St. Augustin . When the community of Sankt Augustin was founded in 1969, the community and today's city took over this name.

The Catholic parish church of St. Martinus in the Niederpleis district is considered the oldest building in the city.

There are several Catholic and Protestant parishes in the city. A New Apostolic Church has also existed in the city since 1989 ; the church building in the Hangelar district was consecrated in 1995. The church has now been closed, and services are taking place in the Troisdorf community.

Originally it was planned to have the final mass of the World Youth Day 2005 with the appearance of the Pope on the meadows of the Hangelar airfield, this was ultimately moved to the Marienfeld between Kerpen and Frechen .

In the Niederpleis district there has been the Masjid Salam Mosque since 2003, which is maintained by a Moroccan cultural association.

An overview of Christian communities

The following church institutions can be found in Sankt Augustin

  • Catholic pastoral care area Sankt Augustin (includes all Catholic churches)
  • Evangelical parish Sankt Augustin Niederpleis and Mülldorf
  • Evangelical parish of Menden and Meindorf
  • Evangelical parish Sankt Augustin
  • Evangelical parish Hangelar
  • Free Evangelical Community of Rhein-Sieg
  • Gospel-Christian-Baptist Congregation Sankt Augustin

Sacred buildings


Born in Sankt Augustin

  • Theodor Peters (1841–1908), engineer, born in Menden
  • Wendelin Hinterkeuser (1851–1921), religious of the Franciscans, born in Menden
  • Hans Gronewald (1893–1972), politician (NSDAP), member of the Reichstag and Landtag, born in Buisdorf
  • Gabriel Saal (1901–1966), politician (NSDAP) and member of the Reichstag, born in Niederpleis
  • Albert Falderbaum (1913–1961), stunt pilot, born in Niederpleis
  • Franz Huhn (* 1951), Mayor of Siegburg, born in Niederpleis

Personalities associated with Sankt Augustin

  • Hermann Buschmann (1886–1979), miner and trade unionist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Hans Schmauch (1887–1966), philologist, regional historian of Warmia and West Prussia, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Erich Hampe (1889–1978), officer, editor and specialist book author, died in Hangelar
  • Josef Butz (1891–1989), music publisher, composer and musicologist, ran the music publisher Dr. J. Butz in Meindorf
  • Friedrich Gramsch (1894–1955), Ministerialdirektor at the time of National Socialism, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Curt Englaender (1902–1983), lawyer and Nazi functionary, 1939–1945 mayor of the Menden office
  • Friedrich Deisenroth (1903–1997), conductor, composer and music officer in the Bundeswehr, lived in Sankt Augustin
  • Heinrich Otto Schröder (1906–1987), philologist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Joseph Henninger (1906–1991), Roman Catholic priest, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Peter Josef Breuer (1908–1991), graphic artist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Arnold Norbert Burgmann (1909–1987), Roman Catholic priest, rector of the missionary seminary of the Steyler missionaries
  • Wilhelm Saake (1910–1983), Roman Catholic priest and ethnologist, director of the Anthropos Institute
  • Johannes Fleckner (1911–2003), Roman Catholic theologian, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Yrsa von Leistner (1917–2008), artist, lived and worked in Sankt Augustin for more than forty years
  • Karl Müller (1918–2001), missiologist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Paul Kieras (1918–1997), senior district director of the Siegkreis and Rhein-Sieg-Kreis, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Franz Hoenen (1919–1997), Roman Catholic bishop, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Wolfgang Rutschke (1919–1996), politician (FDP / DVP), member of the Bundestag and State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Gerhard Fritz (1921–1984), politician (CDU), member of the Bundestag, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Manfred Klein (1925–1981), political prisoner in the GDR, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Helmut Rohde (1925–2016), politician (SPD), Federal Minister of Education, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Carl Adam Petri (1926–2010), computer scientist, headed an institute at the GMD Research Center for Information Technology from 1968 to 1991
  • Gábor Benedek (* 1927), Hungarian Olympic champion in modern pentathlon, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Karl Heinz Hansen (1928–1970), chemist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Sieghardt von Köckritz (1928–1996), Ministerialbeamter, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Wilfried Wessel (1930–2016), mayor
  • Franz Möller (1930–2018), politician (CDU), member of the Bundestag and district administrator of the Rhein-Sieg district, lived in Hangelar for many years
  • Hannes Sautter (1931–2012), General Staff Physician of the Bundeswehr, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Uwe Lüthje (1931–2003), long-time authorized representative of the CDU treasury, key person in the CDU donation affair , died in Sankt Augustin
  • Klaus Förster (1933-2009), tax inspectors at the tax office Sankt Augustin, covered the Flick Affair on
  • Klaus Kinkel (1936–2019), politician, former Minister of Justice and Foreign Affairs, lived in Schmerbroich
  • Heinrich Wamhoff (1937–2014), biochemist, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Klaus Schlaich (1937–2005), legal scholar, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Giovanni Früh (1937–2003), Swiss actor, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Heribert Bettscheider (1938–2007), Roman Catholic theologian, died in Sankt Augustin
  • Manfred Overhaus (1939–2019), State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance, lived in Sankt Augustin
  • Karl Lennartz (1940–2014), sports historian, from 1972 to 2009 local SPD politician in the city council and vice mayor
  • Hein Mück (* 1941), former boxer, lives in Mülldorf
  • Anke Riefers (* 1940), former mayor
  • Ulrich Nonn (* 1942), historian, former teacher at the Albert Einstein High School
  • Dieter Dowe (* 1943), historian, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Franz Schuster (* 1943), former politician (CDU) and minister, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Frithjof Kühn (* 1943), former district administrator of the Rhein-Sieg district, lives in Hangelar
  • Manfred Schell (* 1944), journalist, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Ingrid Matthäus-Maier (* 1945), politician and bank manager, lives in Birlinghoven
  • Rainer Stuhlmann (* 1945), long-time Protestant pastor and superintendent in Sankt Augustin
  • Hans-Heinrich Dieter (* 1947), former Deputy Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Hans Fröhlich (1947–2016), geodesist and university professor, lived in Meindorf
  • Rudolf Kowalski (* 1948), actor, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Jürgen Liminski (* 1950), journalist, lives in Hangelar
  • Roderich Egeler (* 1950), former President of the Federal Statistical Office, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Rumjana Zacharieva (* 1950), writer, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Gerd Brockmann (* 1951), politician (SPD), former alderman and treasurer of the city of Sankt Augustin
  • Walther Otremba (* 1951), politician (CDU), former State Secretary in several federal ministries, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Ute Wessel (* 1953), Olympic gold medalist in fencing, teacher at the Rhein-Sieg-Gymnasium
  • Bernd Werle (* 1955), theologian and clergyman of the Steyler missionaries, parish vicar in Mülldorf
  • Christopher Metz (* 1955), director of the Saxon state parliament, from 1989 to 1997 press spokesman for the city of Sankt Augustin
  • Jiří Nečas (1955–2018), artist, lived in Sankt Augustin
  • Gabriele Heider (* 1956), artist, lives and works in Sankt Augustin
  • Klaus Schumacher (* 1957), mayor
  • Eva Scheurer (* 1958), actress, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Ursula Nothelle-Wildfeuer (* 1960), Roman Catholic theologian, member of the parish council in Sankt Augustin
  • Jacqueline Kraege (1960–2020), State Secretary in Rhineland-Palatinate, graduated from high school in Sankt Augustin
  • Bernd Schumacher (* 1960), media entrepreneur, grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Jörg Kuhn (* 1961), art historian, lived in Sankt Augustin from 1964 to 1984
  • Axel Werner (* 1964), Roman Catholic theologian, former chaplain in Hangelar and Sankt Augustin-Ort
  • Georg Schwikart (* 1964), theologian and author, lives in Hangelar
  • Andrea Stullich (* 1965), member of the state parliament (CDU), grew up in Hangelar
  • Bettina Bähr-Losse (* 1967), politician (SPD), former member of the Bundestag and council member
  • Sven Plöger (* 1967), meteorologist and moderator, grew up in Menden
  • Luciana Diniz (* 1970), Brazilian show jumper, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Simone Luedtke (* 1971), politician (Die Linke), grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Kordula Kühlem (* 1975), author and historian, grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Christoph Danne (* 1976), poet, editor and publisher, graduated from the Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium
  • Judith Merchant (* 1976), author, grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Stefanie de Velasco (* 1978), author, grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Sameena Jehanzeb (* 1981), writer and illustrator, grew up in Sankt Augustin
  • Ali Dogan (* 1982), politician (SPD) and department head of the city of Sankt Augustin
  • Benedikt Fernandez (* 1985), former soccer goalkeeper, played for TuS Buisdorf
  • Nathanael Liminski (* 1985), politician (CDU) and head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, grew up in Hangelar
  • Patricia Hanebeck (* 1986), soccer player, played for ASV Sankt Augustin and grew up in Mülldorf
  • Barbara Knauf (* 1987), multiple German champion in the board game Go, lives in Sankt Augustin
  • Lukas Kübler (* 1992), soccer player, played in his youth at VfR Hangelar

sports clubs

There are 62 sports clubs and several commercial sports studios in Sankt Augustin. 14,100 athletes are organized in the sports clubs. The umbrella organization is the Stadtsportverband Sankt Augustin e. V. The largest sports clubs are the ASV Sankt Augustin with 1,650 members and the TV Hangelar with 1,350 members. The oldest sports clubs were founded around the turn of the century: TuS Buisdorf 1900, TuS Niederpleis 1901 and VfL Sankt Augustin 1902. Sports activities in the clubs are football, handball, athletics, gymnastics, gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, judo, tennis, fencing, dancing and riding , Golf, shooting, air sports, chess and sports for the disabled.

Sankt Augustin was once a handball stronghold with TuS Niederpleis in the Regionalliga-West. Today (2015 [obsolete] ) it is the women of FC Sankt Augustin who play football in the Regionalliga-West. The tennis players from Rot-Weiß Hangelar are represented in the Regionalliga-West. The 1st PBC Sankt Augustin plays in the 1st Pool Billiards Bundesliga and was German champion for the first time in 2019 . All other competition teams in the city only play in the lower classes. Some internationally known athletes come from Sankt Augustin:

Literature and Sources

  • Hans Luhmer: From the mayor of Menden to the municipality of Sankt Augustin. In: Stadtarchiv Sankt Augustin (Ed.): Contributions to the history of the city . Issue 20, Sankt Augustin 1994, ISSN  0936-3483 .
  • Martin HW Möllers: New medium-sized cities in the suburban area. Local reorganization, economic change and political-administrative urban development management - examined using the example of Erftstadt and Sankt Augustin . Dortmund 1996, ISBN 3-929797-26-7 .
  • Martin HW Möllers: 20 years of city rights and the city center of Sankt Augustin . In: Stadtarchiv Sankt Augustin (Ed.): Contributions to the history of the city . Issue 27, Rheinlandia Verlag Klaus Walterscheid, Siegburg 1997, ISSN  0936-3483 , ISBN 3-931509-35-4 .

Web links

Commons : Sankt Augustin  - Collection of Images

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