Spinat, Paul

BORN 3 Nov 1904, Bad Godesberg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (now: part of Bonn) - DIED 23 Feb 1989, Königswinter, Nordrhein-Westfalen
GRAVE LOCATION Königswinter, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Friedhof Am Palastweiher, Am Palastweiher (next to Von Sarter)

Paul Spinat was the son of a postal worker. He was trained as a banker at the Sparkasse Godesberg where he rose to deputy director. In 1931 he married Getrud Heimann. They had a daughter, Erika. During the Second World War he served in the navy. In 1950 he divorced Gertrud. In 1949 he founded the company Spitan-Bekleidung (Spitan-Clothing). He took care of the commercial aspects and his daughter Erika was responsible for design and production. He also made money from commercial real estate transactions.

In 1968 he married for a second time. In 1971 he bought Schloss Dragenfels near Bonn for 500,000 Deutsche Mark from the goverment of Nordrhein-Westfalen. He also bought Schloss Marienfels near Remagen. He was an eccentric, calling himself Count Spinat and owning a gold Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. He saved Drachenfels from decay, but over time its maintenance proved too expensive for him. By the end of the 1980s he sold it back to Nordrhein-Westfalen for 8 million marks.

After the death of his second wife Karla in 1982, he married Erina, Princess of Saxony. He resided at Drachenfels until his death in 1989. Erina died in 2010.


The grave of Paul Spinat at the Friedhof am Palastweiher, Köningswinter, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Picture by Androom (18 Mar 2022)


Paul Spinat – Wikipedia

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Published: 18 Oct 2023
Last update: 18 Oct 2023