Lösnich

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Lösnich
Coat of arms of Lösnich
Coat of arms
Lösnich   is located in Germany
Lösnich
Lösnich
Coordinates: 49°58′26″N 7°02′38″E / 49.9739°N 7.04376°E / 49.9739; 7.04376Coordinates: 49°58′26″N 7°02′38″E / 49.9739°N 7.04376°E / 49.9739; 7.04376
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Bernkastel-Kues
Government
 • Mayor Norbert Franz
Area
 • Total 2.53 km2 (0.98 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 423
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54492
Dialling codes 06532
Vehicle registration WIL
Website www.loesnich.de
Lösnich seen from the Moselle’s north bank

Lösnich is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues, whose seat is in the like-named town.

History[edit]

In 1066, Lösnich had its first documentary mention.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 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]

  Gassen FB Total
2009 5 3 8 seats

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Church in Lösnich

Besides the many old timber-frame houses, the Kesselstatt Amt building, the Late Gothic graveyard chapel and the Gothic Revival parish church from 1869 are all worth seeing.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

For centuries, Lösnich has been characterized by winegrowing and tourism. There are plans to build the High Moselle Crossing (Hochmoselübergang – a highway link whose centrepiece will be a long, high bridge over the Moselle) on Bundesstraße 50 right near Lösnich.

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.