Heidweiler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a , a kind of collective municipality – in the Verbandsgemeinde Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Geography [ edit ]
Location [ edit ]
Heidweiler belongs to the
, whose seat is in Verbandsgemeinde of Wittlich-Land Wittlich, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.
History [ edit ]
In the 14th century, Heidweiler had its first documentary mention as
Heidwyler. Beginning in 1794, Heidweiler lay under French rule. In 1814 it 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.
Politics [ edit ]
Municipal council [ edit ]
The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by
majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman. [2 ]
Coat of arms [ edit ]
The German blazon reads:
Schild gespalten, vorn in Grün silberner Rost, hinten in Silber zwei rote Pfähle.
arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Per pale vert a gridiron argent, the handle to dexter chief, and argent two pallets gules.
Culture and sightseeing [ edit ]
Saint Vincent’s Parish Church (
Pfarrkirche St. Vinzentius) Old rectory
Heiligenhäuschen (a shrinelike structure)
Bildchen (image of Mary) Root vegetable washing place
Old Heidweiler Mill (
Alte Mühle Heidweiler) Biogas complex
Dierscheid lookout tower
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
This article incorporates information from the . German Wikipedia