Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area 14.84 km²
Population 1,648 (31 Dec 2008)
Municipal assoc. Altenahr
Postal codes 53502–53505
Local time Monday 6:17 AM
Dialling code 02643
|Weather 10°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 73% Humidity|
Altenahr is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the administrative centre for the eponymous collective municipality, to which it belongs. Altenahr is a state-recognised tourist resort and is ranked as a Grundzentrum for state planning purposes.
- Map of 53505 Altenahr, Germany
- Administrative organisation
- Neighbouring municipalities
- Population growth
Map of 53505 Altenahr, Germany
Altenahr is situated on the river Ahr, on the northeastern edge of the Ahr Hills. part of the Eifel mountains, approximately 10 kilometres west of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and about 35 kilometres southwest of Bonn.
The municipality of Altenahr comprises the following parishes: Altenahr, Altenburg, Kreuzberg and Reimerzhoven.
Altenahr borders on the following neighbouring municipalities, listed clockwise from the north: Kalenborn, Grafschaft, Mayschoß, Ahrbrück, Lind and Berg.
The annual precipitation is 668 mm which is in the middle third of readings collected for Germany as a whole. 34 % of weather stations of the German Meteorological Service record lower values. The driest month is February, the greatest amount of rain falls in July; 1.6 times that of February. However, in general the level of precipitation varies little and is evenly distributed over the year. Only 13 % of weather stations record lower seasonal variations.
Altenahr was first mentioned in 893 in the Prüm Urbar.
On 7 June 1969 the hitherto independent municipality of Kreuzberg, with its 560 inhabitants, was incorporated into Altenahr.
The growth in Altenahr's population related to the present-day municipal area; the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses: