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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 171 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GODESBERG, a spa of Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, on the left bank of the Rhine, almost opposite Konigswinter, and 4 M. S. of Bonn, on the railway to Coblenz. It is a fashion-able summer resort, and contains numerous pretty villas, the residences of merchants from Cologne, Elberfeld, Crefeld and other Rhenish manufacturing centres. It has an Evangelical and three Roman Catholic churches, a synagogue and several educational establishments. Its chalybeate springs annually attract 'a large number of visitors, and the pump-room, baths and public grounds are arranged on a sumptuous scale. On a conical basalt hill, close by, are the ruins, surmounted by a picturesque round tower, of Godesberg castle. Built by Arch-bishop Dietrich I. of Cologne in the 13th century, it was destroyed by the Bavarians in 1583. See Dennert, Godesberg, eine Perle des Rheins (Godesberg, 1900).
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