Greimersburg

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Greimersburg
Location of Greimersburg
Greimersburg is located in Germany
Greimersburg
Greimersburg
Greimersburg is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Greimersburg
Greimersburg
Coordinates: 50°11′6.24″N 7°8′23.16″E / 50.1850667°N 7.1397667°E / 50.1850667; 7.1397667Coordinates: 50°11′6.24″N 7°8′23.16″E / 50.1850667°N 7.1397667°E / 50.1850667; 7.1397667
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictCochem-Zell
Municipal assoc.Cochem
Government
 • MayorHans-Werner Junglas
Area
 • Total10.16 km2 (3.92 sq mi)
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
(2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total693
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56814
Dialling codes02671
Vehicle registrationCOC
Websitewww.greimersburg.de

Greimersburg 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 Cochem, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The municipality lies in the Eifel between Trier and Koblenz near the towns of Cochem on the Moselle and Kaisersesch.

History[edit]

In the 7th century, Greimersburg had its first documentary mention as one of Frankish ruler Pepin the Elder’s holdings. Electoral-Trier overlordship was swept away in 1794 by the French Revolutionary occupation. In 1815 Greimersburg was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Religion[edit]

Until 1728, Greimersburg was assigned to the Catholic parish of Klotten. Today it forms a parish together with Landkern.

Politics[edit]

Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[2]

  Lauxen Krämer Total
2009 9 3 12 seats
2004 10 2 12 seats

Mayor[edit]

Greimersburg’s mayor is Hans-Werner Junglas, elected in 2012. He inherites Paul Lauxen who hold this position since 2001. [3]

Coat of arms[edit]

The German blazon reads: In Silber, ein durchgehendes rotes Kreuz belegt mit einem schwarzen Schild, darin ein goldener Kreuzstab mit daran hängenden silbernen Glöckchen.[4]

The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Argent a cross gules surmounted by an inescutcheon sable charged with a cross tau Or, hanging from each of whose arms a bell of the first.

The arms were designed by A. Friderichs of Zell.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:

  • St. Antonius Abbas Catholic Chapel; aisleless church, 1777, expanded with a schoolhouse in 1867; basalt warriors’ memorial with relief
  • Hauptstraße (no number): estate complex; timber-frame house, partly solid, 18th century, shed/stable
  • Hauptstraße 36: timber-frame house, plastered and slated, 18th century (?)
  • Landkerner Straße 2: barn with oven, 19th century
  • On Landesstraße (State Road) 98, going towards Landkern: wayside chapel, from 1861
  • North of Greimersburg: basalt wayside cross from 1776
  • South of Greimersburg: basalt wayside cross from 1790
  • Southwest of Greimersburg: basalt wayside cross; niche cross, 17th century (?)[5]

Natural monuments[edit]

  • Tal der Wilden Endert (“Valley of the Wild Endert”) with its former mills.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat
  3. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Wappenbuch des Landkreises Cochem-Zell (von A. Friderichs), Darmstadt 2001, S. 48/9.
  5. ^ Directory of Cultural Monuments in Cochem-Zell district

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