This compendium with lots of photos, historic town plans and various indices not only takes us back in time to the era of the Excellencies on the Rhine but is also an essential companion through the diplomatic Bad Godesberg. Multicultural life was a reality here long before the rest of the country ever heard the term. An important part of Bad Godesberg’s post-war identity was nurtured by the word “diplomats”. Any references to Bad Godesberg from other parts of Germany, not only in the media, always used the phrase “Diplomatenstadt” i.e. diplomatic town.
In the early 1950s the diplomats gradually took over the villas and elegant home the wealthy bourgeousie had left behind. From then on they resided in stately Wilhelminian (1870-1910) villas on the Rhine. Nowadays, successful business people, entrepreneurs and retirees live here just as it was around the turn of the 19th into the 20th century.
The “Diplomatic Guide” offers you the chance to rediscover this part of Bad Godesberg. It is not only time travel into the young Federal Republic but also a trip through the current young and lively town on the banks of the old river.
A Short History of Bad Godesberg’s Embassies was first published in 2010 with the 2nd edition appearing in 2011. A 3rd edition will appear in 2017.