|• Mayor||Leo Kaiser|
|• Total||2.45 km2 (0.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Brachtendorf is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kaisersesch, whose seat is in the like-named town.
Brachtendorf’s mayor is Leo Kaiser, and his deputy is Ernst Gräf.
Culture and sightseeing
The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:
- Saint Lambert’s Catholic Church (branch church; Filialkirche St. Lambertus), Hauptstraße 18 – quarrystone aisleless church, 1848-1849.
In the early 1930s, the village schoolteacher at the time, named Siebenborn, was inspired to set pen to paper with these words:
Brachtendorf im Tal gelegen,
Brachtendorf, lying in the dale,
Brachtendorf has a lively club life. Besides the two registered clubs, namely the Saint Sebastian Marksmen’s Brotherhood (St. Sebastianus Schützenbruderschaft 1892 e.V.) with its local Brachtendorf chapter and the sport club (Sportverein Blaue Jungs e.V.), there are also the Möhnen (or “women fools”, a Shrovetide/Carnival tradition), the women’s association and the volunteer fire brigade.
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