Ludwigshafen am Rhein is a city in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate. About 160,000 people live in Ludwigshafen. This makes it the second largest city in Rhineland-Palatinate after Mainz. Ludwigshafen is located on the Rhine, directly opposite the city of Mannheim. The Rhine is the border to Baden-Württemberg here. The city is therefore called Ludwigshafen am Rhein, because there is also a Ludwigshafen on Lake Constance.
Ludwigshafen takes its name from the Bavarian King Ludwig the First. In 1843, the Palatinate belonged to Bavaria. On the Rhine was the Rheinschanze, a small place where ships could moor. Ludwig then allowed her to call herself Ludwigshafen. With this he wanted to set a monument for himself.
The most famous Ludwigshafen resident is Helmut Kohl. He was a city councilor and later became Minister-president of Rhineland-Palatinate and Federal Chancellor of Germany. In his house in the Oggersheim district, he received many foreign presidents and special guests such as Mother Teresa.
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