|2nd District of Cologne|
Hauptstraße with Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge in the background
Location of Rodenkirchen shown in red
|Federal state||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|• Total||54.6 km2 (21.1 sq mi)|
|Population (December 2008)|
|• Density||1,850/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
Rodenkirchen (German: Köln-Rodenkirchen) is a southern city district of Cologne (Köln) in Germany. It has about 100,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 54.56 square kilometres (21.06 mile²). The borough includes the quarters Bayenthal, Godorf, Hahnwald, Immendorf, Marienburg, Meschenich, Raderberg, Raderthal, Rodenkirchen, Sürth, Rondorf, Weiß and Zollstock.
The 1000 year old quarter Rodenkirchen, situated close to the Rhine, today represents the center of the borough. It has more than 16,000 inhabitants.
Rodenkirchen is made up of 13 Stadtteile (city parts):
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|source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (German)|
Rodenkirchen is connected to the city centre of Cologne and Bonn by line 16 of the Cologne Stadtbahn. Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer connects Rodenkirchen with the Cologne Ring, Bundesautobahn 555 connects Rodenkirchen with the Cologne Beltway.
- Rodenkirchener Autobahnbrücke
Points of interest
- Cologne Rodenkirchen Bridge
- Villa Malta
- Alt St. Maternus
- Forstbotanischer Garten Köln, an arboretum and woodland botanical garden
St. Maternus was built according to the plans of Vinvenz Statz from 1863 to 1867 at the former place of the Carthusian.
St. Maternus was built as a gothic church with only a few ornamentations. It has a tympanum with St. Maternus standing between two angels in front of a panorama of Cologne. Inside the church there is a madonna from Alt St. Maternus (English: Old St. Maternus), the former St. Maternus from 1470.
Restaurant-ship "Alte Liebe"
The ship named "Alte Liebe" (English:Old Love) is a landmark well-known beyond the town of Rodenkirchen. Originally constructed in 1947, it burned down and was restored three times. Today it is used as a restaurant and for events such as weddings.
Twin towns – sister cities
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