Bettenfeld

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Bettenfeld
Coat of arms of Bettenfeld
Coat of arms
Bettenfeld   is located in Germany
Bettenfeld
Bettenfeld
Coordinates: 50°5′7.27″N 6°45′35.37″E / 50.0853528°N 6.7598250°E / 50.0853528; 6.7598250Coordinates: 50°5′7.27″N 6°45′35.37″E / 50.0853528°N 6.7598250°E / 50.0853528; 6.7598250
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Wittlich-Land
Government
 • Mayor Reinhold Meuers
Area
 • Total 17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Elevation 465 m (1,526 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 682
 • Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54533
Dialling codes 06572
Vehicle registration WIL
Website www.bettenfeld.de

Bettenfeld is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the southern Vulkaneifel at elevations of between 460 and 480 m above sea level and is framed by two particularly high peaks: To the southwest lie the wooded lands of the 544 m-high Holzbeul, while rising on the east side of Bettenfeld’s municipal area is the Mosenberg, a former volcano. This 519 m-high mountain is made up of four craters, the most impressive among which is the water-filled Windsborn, a crater lake whose rim is fully preserved; it is the only mountain crater lake north of the Alps. The Mosenberg’s extraordinary appearance was already being appreciated in the 19th century by travellers, artists and scientists, among them the painter Fritz von Wille and the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

Bettenfeld belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Wittlich-Land.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

WG Meuers WG Zens WG Leitges Total
2009 6 4 2 12 seats

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Bettenfeld is a state recognized tourism community. To the east runs the Autobahn A 1, and to the south runs the A 60.

Famous people[edit]

  • Hans-Josef Bracht (1955–    ), politician

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.