Bad Godesberg / Germany
Bad Godesberg with its 73,000 inhabitants is a district in Bonn, located on the southern tip of the Bay of Cologne, the densely populated plain between Bonn, Aachen and Dusseldorf. Established was the place in 722 as a place of worship of the West Germanic people of Ubier, under the name, Woudensberg '("Wotan's Mountain"). Bad Godesberg gained more importance in 1210 by the building of the Godesburg Castle.
Pay a visit to the Godesburg during your staying in Bad Godesberg. The castle keep houses since 2006 for those interested a small information center on the history of the castle. Already you are at the castle cemetery with the Chapel of St Michaelon which you can admire numerous magnificent tombs of the upper classes from the 19th century. Also take a trip to the redoubt at the Kurfürstenallee. In the late-classical building built in 1790 concerts, weddings and other events are held today. Right next door is the former court theater and the electoral guesthouses. Architecturally interesting is also the Rigal'sche Castle, at the other end of the Kurfürstenalleewhich is now integrated into the new construction of the Chinese Embassy building.