Bendorf

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Bendorf
Saint Medard Church
Saint Medard Church
Coat of arms of Bendorf
Coat of arms
Location of Bendorf within Mayen-Koblenz district
Bendorf in MYK.png
Bendorf is located in Germany
Bendorf
Bendorf
Bendorf is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bendorf
Bendorf
Coordinates: 50°25′47″N 7°34′13″E / 50.42972°N 7.57028°E / 50.42972; 7.57028Coordinates: 50°25′47″N 7°34′13″E / 50.42972°N 7.57028°E / 50.42972; 7.57028
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMayen-Koblenz
Government
 • MayorMichael Kessler (CDU)
Area
 • Total24.07 km2 (9.29 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,863
 • Density700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56170
Dialling codes02622
Vehicle registrationMYK
Websitewww.bendorf.de

Bendorf is a town in the district of Mayen-Koblenz, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, on the right bank of the Rhine, approx. 7 kilometres (4 miles) north of Koblenz.

Structure of the town[edit]

The town consists of the following districts:

  • Bendorf
  • Sayn
  • Mülhofen
  • Stromberg

Economy[edit]

From the 18th century Bendorf was dominated by mining and the metallurgical industry. The most imposing relic of this era is the Sayner Hütte (Sayn mine works). The ores of the Bendorfer mine works came from the Trierischer Loh iron-ore mine. The Rhine port of Bendorf dates from 1900. In addition to handling clay and basalt it has the largest oil-storage facilities between Mainz and Cologne.

Today the former industrial city is home to many retail stores. Bendorf Focus is an association of traders, the aim of which is to improve the local economy.

The Bendorf Vierwindenhöhe FM radio transmitter is situated on the hill known as Vierwindenhöhe.

In Literature[edit]

Heinrich Böll's short story Wanderer, kommst du nach Spa... is set in Bendorf.

Personalities[edit]

  • Theodor Wiegand (1864-1936), archaeologist
  • Hermann Junker (1877-1962), born in Bendorf, egyptologist and Catholic priest
  • Georg Bauer (1900-1983), German politician (SPD), Member of Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate, honorary citizen of the city of Bendorf
  • Hans Werner Kettenbach (pseudonym: Christian Ohlig ) (born 1928), journalist, writer and screenwriter
  • Hans Müller (born 1949), politician, member of the Schleswig-Holstein State Parliament 2005-2012 (SPD)
  • Jutta Nardenbach (1968-2018), soccer player

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Bendorf at Wikimedia Commons
  • Bendorf travel guide from Wikivoyage