Mülheim (German: Köln-Mülheim [ˈmyːlhaɪm]; Kölsch: Möllem [ˈmølːəm]) is a city district (Stadtbezirk) of Cologne in Germany and a formerly independent town (Mülheim am Rhein). Mülheim is located on the right bank of the Rhine opposite the old town of Cologne.
Panoramic view of Mülheim as seen from Mülheimer Brücke
Location of Mülheim shown in red
|Federal state||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|• Total||52.2 km2 (20.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||2,765/km2 (7,160/sq mi)|
The district borders Leverkusen to the north, Bergisch Gladbach to the east, the Cologne districts of Kalk and Innenstadt to the south. The river Rhine lies west of Mülheim, on the other riverbank lies the Cologne borough of Nippes.
The district is ethnically diverse, with a significant Turkish population.
Mülheim consists of nine Stadtteile (city parts):
|#||City part||Population (2009)||Area (km2)||Pop. per km2||map|
|source: Die Kölner Stadtteile in Zahlen 2010 (in German)|
Mülheim is served by numerous railway stations and highway. Train stations include Köln-Mülheim, Köln-Buchforst, Köln-Dellbrück and Köln-Stammheim, as well as numerous light rail stations of Cologne Stadtbahn line 3, 4, 13 and 18. Bundesautobahn 3 passes through Dellbrück and Dünnwald, as part of the Cologne Beltway.
- Adam Adami, Roman Catholic diplomat and priest (1610–1663)
- Abraham Roentgen, cabinet maker (1711–1793)
- Herbert Eulenberg, poet and author (1876–1949)
- Catharina Josepha Pratten, guitarist and composer (1821–1895)
- Johann Bendel, rector and historian (1863–1947)
- Peter Kürten, serial killer (1883–1931)
- Willi Ostermann, singer and poet (1876–1936)
- Adolf Rodewyk, Jesuit and exorcist (1894–1989)
- Rainer Woelki, Archbishop of Cologne (*1956)
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- Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 960. .
- Official webpage of the district (in German)