Burtscheid, Rhineland-Palatinate

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Coat of arms of Burtscheid
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Burtscheid  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°43′55.41″N 06°57′26.90″E / 49.7320583°N 6.9574722°E / 49.7320583; 6.9574722Coordinates: 49°43′55.41″N 06°57′26.90″E / 49.7320583°N 6.9574722°E / 49.7320583; 6.9574722
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Thalfang am Erbeskopf
 • Mayor Olaf Hannemann
 • Total 2.99 km2 (1.15 sq mi)
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 119
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54424
Dialling codes 06504
Vehicle registration WIL

Burtscheid is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.



The municipality lies in the Hunsrück and belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Thalfang am Erbeskopf, whose seat is in the municipality of Thalfang.


The name Burtscheid is a Germanized form of the Celtic Bor(uo)cetum, with the components Borvo, meaning “warm spring”, and also a god’s name (see also Worms, Wormerich[2] and the French Bourbon), and caito-, ceto-, meaning “forest” (Breton koat, koet; Welsh coed – “forest”).

In the Middle Ages, Burtscheid belonged to the Mark Thalfang whose seat was at Schloss Dhronecken (castle). After the French Revolution, the Rhine’s left bank, and thereby Burtscheid too, were ceded to France in 1794 and 1795. Through a law from 26 March 1798, the French abolished feudal rights in their zone of occupation. After French rule ended, the village passed in 1814 to the Kingdom of Prussia. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.


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.[3]


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