Unkel is primarily Catholic. Approximately 55% of the inhabitants are Catholic and 15% Protestant. 18% of the residents don't belong to a religious denomination, 8% are Muslim.
The city is located at then verge of the "Naturpark Rhein-Westerwald" at the Middle Rhine Valley, the downtown is about 4 km away from the border to North Rhine-Westphalia
Unkel abuts on (from North to South) Rheinbreitbach, Bruchhausen, Windhagen, Linz, Erpel und Remagen.
Unkel consists of the districts Unkel, Scheuren and Heister.
The most important sight is the "Freiligrathaus", which is located at the rhine promenade. It is a baroque palace, built in 1760. Ferdinand Freiligrath lived there from 1839 until 1841
The rhich featured Catholic rarish church "St. Pantaleon" accommodates a feretory. Furthermore, the most of the city wall is well-presurved.
German Retailer Douglas Holding has announced that Rainer Unkel, chief executive officer of department store group Ludwig Beck, will become a member of the board for perfumeries effective from 1 January 2007.(PEOPLE)(Brief article)
Feb 24, 2006; GERMAN RETAILER Douglas Holding has announced that Rainer Unkel, chief executive officer of department store group Ludwig...