the ruin of the Godesburg
the destruction of the Godesburg 1583

the Godesburg was probably built as fleeing castle with Bad Godesberg, today a quarter of Bonn at the Rhine, of Franconias.


an already Roman settlement was proven by an altar stone immured into the Godesburg.

To 15. October 1210 put the Cologne archbishop Dietrich I. of Hengebach the foundation-stone for a new building. Archbishop Konrad von Hochstaden extended the castle 1244 by the first five projectiles of the donjon. Archbishop whale RAM von Jülich increased this to 32 meters and let the fore-castle build.

During the reformation time the Cologne archbishop Gebhard I. offended. of forest castle against Augsburger the confessional peace, when it ground itself with countess Agnes of one field and crossed to the Calvinismus. It released with it the Truchsessi war .

Its offices relieved, entrenchd itself Gebhard on the Godesburg against its successor duke Ernst von Bayern. Its brother Ferdinand besieged the plant to 18. November 1583 and blew up it after conquest to 17. December into air.

1891 gave emperors Wilhelm II. the ruin of the city Godesberg.

1959 were converted the castle and accommodated at the beginning a hotel restaurant. Today only the restaurant is in enterprise. The former Hoteltrakt is, divided into smaller dwellings, rented.

On the castle cemetery with the Michaelskapelle are many richly arranged burial places of the large middle class from that 19. Century. Also the Filmschauspieler Paul Kemp found here his last peace. The castle cemetery is today North-Rhine/Westphalian cultural heritage.

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coordinates: 50° 41 ' 7 " N 7° 9 ' 3 " O


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