|Municipal assoc.||Thalfang am Erbeskopf|
|• Mayor||Gustav Pfeiffer|
|• Total||4.09 km2 (1.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|• Density||43/km2 (110/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Beginning in the 12th century, Gielert was part of the Mark Thalfang, a territory roughly corresponding to today’s Verbandsgemeinde. As a result of the turmoil of the French Revolution, Gielert lay under French rule beginning about 1800. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Until administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1969, the municipality belonged to the Bernkastel district, whose seat was at Bernkastel-Kues. Today Gielert is part of the Verbandsgemeinde of Thalfang am Erbeskopf.
Coat of arms
The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Vert an oak eradicated argent, in a chief embowed party per pale argent a cross gules and Or a lion rampant of the third couped at the hip by the line of partition, armed and langued azure.
Culture and sightseeing
- Old Huteiche (“Hat Oak”) in Gielert
- Sport club FC Gielert
Economy and infrastructure
Gielert is a rural residential community. There are small businesses serving local demands.
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