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Coat of arms of Hümmel
Coat of arms
Hümmel   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°27′41″N 6°46′42″E / 50.46139°N 6.77833°E / 50.46139; 6.77833Coordinates: 50°27′41″N 6°46′42″E / 50.46139°N 6.77833°E / 50.46139; 6.77833
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Ahrweiler
Municipal assoc. Adenau
 • Mayor Franz Peter Schmitz
 • Total 15.84 km2 (6.12 sq mi)
Elevation 414 m (1,358 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 479
 • Density 30/km2 (78/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53520
Dialling codes 02694
Vehicle registration AW

Hümmel is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

The municipality has a forest of ancient beeches. It employs the forester and author Peter Wohlleben, who operates an ecologically sensitive burial ground there to generate funds for maintenance and protection of the forest. [2] He gives talks and publishes books to increase public understanding of trees and their interdependence.[3]


  1. ^ "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016. 
  2. ^ "Peter Wohlleben - Termine". Förster & Autor Peter Wohlleben (in German). Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Peter Wohlleben - English Home Page". Förster & Autor Peter Wohlleben. Retrieved 12 April 2016.