Cities have personalities

Famous people

“The people, not the houses, make the city,” they say in England and that also applies to the city of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler.

Both Ahrweiler and Bad Neuenahr base their success on the activities of the people who lived, worked or maintained personal connections in the two cities that were independent before 1969. While in Ahrweiler it was primarily the Rhine and nature tourism that made the Ahr valley known beyond the German borders in the 19th century, it was the excellent network of the founding fathers of the spa, spa doctors and hoteliers in Heilbad Neuenahr, founded in 1858, that brought thousands of people from all over the world to the Ahr valley.

Names and also some personal information have been preserved in different archive documents and so you can always discover prominent people who have been in the city for different reasons. Some of these people are still known today, others have been forgotten.

As part of the cultural history of a city, these personal histories and stories are among the most exciting and lively historical documents, so that the city council of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler decided on May 24, 2018 to put up a commemorative plaque at the location in the city for selected prominent personalities. where they stayed.

Two boards are to be put up every year so that the city and cultural history of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is conveyed vividly and vividly over the years through a colorful mixture of different individual life images.

We wish you a lot of fun on the journey through time!