Mülheim, Cologne

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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
Panoramic view of Mülheim as seen from Mülheimer Brücke
Coat of arms of Mülheim
Coat of arms
Location of Mülheim shown in red
Location of Mülheim shown in red
Federal stateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
 • Total52.2 km2 (20.2 sq mi)
 (December 2009)
 • Total144,419
 • Density2,765/km2 (7,160/sq mi)
District town hall

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.


The place was first mentioned (as Mulenheym) in 1098[1] and became a town in 1322; it belonged to the County of Berg. In April 1914, Mülheim was incorporated into Cologne.


Mülheim consists of nine Stadtteile (city parts):

# City part Population (2009) Area (km2) Pop. per km2 map
901 Mülheim 41,021 7,07 5,805
902 Buchforst 7,273 0,83 8,757
903 Buchheim 12,411 2,86 4,345
904 Holweide 20,747 4,11 5,045
905 Dellbrück 21,345 9,95 2,145
906 Höhenhaus 14,778 5,08 2,911
907 Dünnwald 11,685 10,9 1,077
908 Stammheim 7,359 3,75 1,965
909 Flittard 7,800 7,74 1,008
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.

Rhine bridgesEdit

Notable peopleEdit


External linksEdit

  • "Mülheim-am-Rhein" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). 1911. p. 960.
  • Official webpage of the district (in German)

Coordinates: 50°58′N 7°01′E / 50.967°N 7.017°E / 50.967; 7.017