In 1228, Berglicht had its first documentary mention. Originally, the municipality was two centres named Berg (on the Hangrücken) and Licht (on the Lichterbach). The church in Berg held its own jurisdiction and was mother church to many parishes in what is today the Deaconry of Morbach. An end was put to the centuries-long lordship of the Counts of Hunolstein about 1800 by the French Revolution. After French rule ended, the municipality passed to the Kingdom of Prussia. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Until municipal administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969, the municipality belonged to the district of Bernkastel, whose seat was at Bernkastel-Kues.
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Argent a fess enhanced and a pale to dexter gules, in base sinister a heart voided and within, a cross, the top arm joined to the cusp of the heart, sable, all within a bordure vert.