Speicher, Germany

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Speicher
Parish Church of St. Philippus and St. Jakobus
Parish Church of St. Philippus and St. Jakobus
Coat of arms of Speicher
Coat of arms
Speicher is located in Germany
Speicher
Speicher
Coordinates: 49°56′14″N 6°38′17″E / 49.93722°N 6.63806°E / 49.93722; 6.63806Coordinates: 49°56′14″N 6°38′17″E / 49.93722°N 6.63806°E / 49.93722; 6.63806
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Municipal assoc. Speicher
Government
 • Mayor Erhard Hirschberg
Area
 • Total 15.37 km2 (5.93 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,295
 • Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54662
Dialling codes 06562
Vehicle registration BIT, PRÜ
Website www.vg-speicher.de

Speicher is a town in the county of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Eifel, on the river Kyll, approximately 10 km south-east of Bitburg and 29 km north of Trier. It has 3,179 inhabitants and is next to the Spangdahlem Air Base which is home of the 52d Fighter Wing. There is a small monument to the men who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars at the western end of the town. East of the monument is an open area for shopping and other events. Directly to the south is the parish church of St. Philip and St. James.

Transport[edit]

Roads[edit]

There is a direct link from Speicher to Beilingen, Preist, Dudeldorf, Herforst, and Trier. Most of the roads in Speicher are paved.

Railways[edit]

Railway station
Railway station platform

Speicher station is on the Eifel Railway which runs between Trier and Cologne. The station is located between the outskirts of Speicher and Röhl.

Cycleways[edit]

There are numerous cycleways in and around Speicher. Many originated as Nordic Walking routes. There is one route that runs all the way to Trier.

Business[edit]

There are many small businesses in Speicher. Restaurants include the Ital. Eis Cafe, which serves Italian ice cream, and City Grill, which has kebabs (otherwise known as gyros) and a pizzeria. There is an Aldi supermarket, a Rewe supermarket and a couple of other small grocery stores. There is also a tattoo shop, and photo shop.

Administration[edit]

Speicher is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Speicher.

PLEWA[edit]

PLEWA is a pottery factory in the eastern area of Speicher. It specializes in gray and blue pottery that has been made in this area for nearly 2,000 years.

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