Waldorf, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Waldorf
Coat of arms of Waldorf
Coat of arms
Waldorf is located in Germany
Waldorf
Waldorf
Coordinates: 50°29′8″N 7°13′50″E / 50.48556°N 7.23056°E / 50.48556; 7.23056Coordinates: 50°29′8″N 7°13′50″E / 50.48556°N 7.23056°E / 50.48556; 7.23056
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Ahrweiler
Municipal assoc. Bad Breisig
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Dieter Felten
Area
 • Total 7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Elevation 156 m (512 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 875
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53498
Dialling codes 02636
Website Internetpräsenz der Gemeinde Waldorf

Waldorf is a municipality belonging to the Verbandsgemeinde Bad Breisig in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. In 2005 Waldorf had 926 inhabitants.

Location[edit]

Church

Waldorf is located in the eastern foothills of the Eifel in the Vinxt Valley between Sinzig and Niederzissen, below the Bausenberg, an extinct volcano. Waldorf is marked by the Geology of the Bausenberg. The lava flow flew along the today's southern border of the village. At the western border of the village the Bundesautobahn 61 crosses the Vinxt Valley with the Vinxtbachtalbrücke.

History[edit]

The first documentary mention was in the year 960. Eugen Ewig, a local historian, found out that first signs of settlement prove the existence of Waldorf in 646. Thus Waldorf celebrated its 1350th anniversary in 1996.

Development of inhabitants[edit]

  • 1815 – 622
  • 1835 – 742
  • 1871 – 717
  • 1905 – 712
  • 1939 – 606
  • 1950 – 633
  • 1961 – 660
  • 1965 – 663
  • 1970 – 684
  • 1975 – 724
  • 1980 – 757
  • 1985 – 727
  • 1987 – 778
  • 1990 – 798
  • 1995 – 839
  • 2000 – 893
  • 2005 – 926
Source of data: Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz

Events[edit]

  • Spectaculum historiae, a festival on the occasion of the 1360th anniversary of Waldorf's first documentary mention, where Waldorf has been divided into four parts an all eras from the roman to the new era were represented
  • St. Remaklus Kirmes, as many other villages and towns, Waldorf celebrates the birthday of its saint. This is usually the first weekend of September. The Kirmes is organised by the catholic bachelors club (Katholischer Junggesellenverein Waldorf 1738 e.V.)

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