Schwarzenborn

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This article is about the place in Rhineland-Palatinate. For the place in Hesse, see Schwarzenborn, Hesse.
Schwarzenborn
Coat of arms of Schwarzenborn
Coat of arms
Schwarzenborn is located in Germany
Schwarzenborn
Schwarzenborn
Coordinates: 50°02′20″N 06°42′41″E / 50.03889°N 6.71139°E / 50.03889; 6.71139Coordinates: 50°02′20″N 06°42′41″E / 50.03889°N 6.71139°E / 50.03889; 6.71139
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Wittlich-Land
Government
 • Mayor Joerg Klein
Area
 • Total 5.13 km2 (1.98 sq mi)
Elevation 420 m (1,380 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 58
 • Density 11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54533
Dialling codes 06567
Vehicle registration WIL

Schwarzenborn 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 mixed woodland in the western Vulkaneifel not far from Spangdahlem Air Base. The municipal area is 71.2% wooded. Schwarzenborn belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Wittlich-Land.

History[edit]

Schwarzenborn belonged from the Late Middle Ages to the County of Manderscheid and until the line died out in 1762, the village was ruled by the Manderscheid-Kail branch of the noble family, who owned a castle in nearby Oberkail. Thereafter, the lordship passed to the Manderscheid-Blankenheim line, which held it until the lands on the Rhine’s left bank became French. In 1814, Schwarzenborn passed to Prussia, which administered the village through the Mayoralty (Bürgermeisterei) of Oberkail. The Oberkail church also served the Schwarzenborners as their parish church, but Himmerod Abbey, too, about 3 km to the southeast, characterized the area. Since 1947, Schwarzenborn 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]

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Schwarzenborn has at its disposal an inn and a little chapel with a slender tower.

Famous people[edit]

  • Mathias Zens (1839-1921), sculptor
  • Hans Richarts (d. 1979), CDU and MEP Member of the Bundestag

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.