|• Mayor||Werner Fries|
|• Total||3.75 km2 (1.45 sq mi)|
|Elevation||380 m (1,250 ft)|
|• Density||66/km2 (170/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
The municipality lies in the Eifel. The municipal area is 52% wooded. To the east runs the Autobahn A 1. Greimerath belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Manderscheid, whose seat is in the like-named municipality.
In 1144, Greimerath had its first documentary mention. Beginning in 1794, Greimerath lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess sable a demi-dragon argent armed and langued gules, and argent two adzes in saltire azure.
Culture and sightseeing
The church comes from the year 1760. Beside the Baroque church stands the rectory with its accompanying garden. In 2005, the rectory (without the garden) was sold into private ownership. The parish priest for the parishes of Greimerath, Laufeld and Niederöfflingen lives at the rectory in Laufeld.
The parish garden was converted by the specially founded Cultural Club into a meeting, recreational and cultural place. A signpost on the nearby cycle path lures many cyclists and hikers into this garden with its native herbs and plants. A fountain, an outdoor chess set and many places to sit offer all visitors a chance to recover from everyday stresses.
- Gemeinde Greimerath (Hg.): 850 Jahre Greimerath - Ein kleines Eifeldorf feiert seine Geschichte. Greimerath/Eifel 1994
- "Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz". Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- Municipality’s official webpage (German)
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