|• Mayor||Walter Faber (CDU)|
|• Total||9.98 km2 (3.85 sq mi)|
|Elevation||320 m (1,050 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Binsfeld near Wittlich in the Eifel is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Nearby is the American Spangdahlem Air Base.
The municipality lies in the South Eifel. The nearest middle centres are Wittlich and Bitburg. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wittlich-Land, whose seat is in Wittlich, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.
In 844, Binsfeld had its first documentary mention. Binsfeld was in the 17th century held by the Electorate of Trier. No later than 1551 (Binsfeld postal cross), Binsfeld had a postal station on the Dutch Postal Route (Niederländischer Postkurs) from Brussels by way of Augsburg to Innsbruck, Trento and Italy. From 1794, Binsfeld lay under French rule, and in 1815 was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Coat of arms
The German blazon reads: In Silber und Rot geteiltem Schild oben ein rotes Balkenkreuz, unten ein sechsspeichiges goldenes Rad.
The arms were taken from those borne by the now no longer existing Verbandsgemeinde of Binsfeld. The village was formerly ruled by the Electorate of Trier, whence comes the charge above the line of partition, Electoral Trier’s red cross on a silver field. The golden wheel stands for both agriculture and the huckster’s trade that was formerly widespread in Binsfeld. This was once paramount to the local commercial structure, as farming still is today.
Binsfeld was granted the right to bear its own arms in 1980.
Binsfeld fosters partnerships with the following places:
Culture and sightseeing
- Kaisermühle (mill)
- Steam locomotive memorial
Economy and infrastructure
Binsfeld lies right on Bundesstraße 50 and Landesstraße (State Road) 46.
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