Lindenthal, Cologne

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3rd District of Cologne
aerial view of Lindenthal
aerial view of Lindenthal
Location of Lindenthal shown in red
Location of Lindenthal shown in red
Country Germany
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
City Cologne
 • Total 41.6 km2 (16.1 sq mi)
Population (December 2008)
 • Total 137,552
 • Density 3,308/km2 (8,570/sq mi)
district town hall
Rautenstrauchstraße canal near the University's Institute for Biology
campus of the Cologne University Hospital

Lindenthal (German: Köln-Lindenthal [ˈkœln ˈlɪndn̩ˌtaːl], Ripuarian: Lendethal [ˈlendəˌtaːl]) is a city district of the City of Cologne in Germany. It includes the quarters Braunsfeld, Junkersdorf, Klettenberg, Lindenthal, Lövenich, Müngersdorf, Sülz, Weiden and Widdersdorf.

Many parts of Lindenthal are dominated by academic and research campuses, primarily linked to the University of Cologne and the German Sport University. The later has a campus at Sportpark Müngersdorf, next to RheinEnergieStadion and the European College of Sport Science.

The Cologne University Hospital has a vast campus around the Kerpener Straße. Other institutions include the Max Planck Institutes for Biology of Ageing and Plant Breeding Research.

Cologne's Melaten-Friedhof is located on Aachener Straße.


During the Cold War, the headquarters of the I Belgian Corps was located in Junkersdorf.


Lindenthal consists of nine Stadtteile (city quarters, in local dialect Veedel):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km²) Pop. per km² map
301 Klettenberg 10,219 1,80 5,684 District map of Lindenthal
302 Sülz 35,342 5,17 6,831
303 Lindenthal 29,150 7,70 3,770
304 Braunsfeld 10,381 1,67 6,205
305 Müngersdorf 7,914 5,10 1,552
306 Junkersdorf 12,597 7,38 1,707
307 Weiden 16,386 3,65 4,484
308 Lövenich 8,414 3,71 2,268
309 Widdersdorf 7,467 5,59 1,336
source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)


Lindenthal is served by numerous railway stations and highway. Train station include Köln-Lövenich, Köln-Müngersdorf/Technologiepark and Köln-Weiden West, as well as numerous light rail stations of Cologne Stadtbahn lines 1, 7, 9, 13 and 18. Aachener Straße and Luxemburger Straße connect Lindenthal with the Cologne Ring and Cologne Beltway.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Lindenthal is "twinned" with the following cities:[1]


  1. ^ "Partnerstädte". Retrieved 22 June 2009. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Köln-Lindenthal at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°55′34″N 6°54′36″E / 50.92611°N 6.91000°E / 50.92611; 6.91000