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Coat of arms of Hermeskeil
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Hermeskeil   is located in Germany
Location of Hermeskeil within Trier-Saarburg district
Hermeskeil in TR.svg
Coordinates: 49°39′26″N 6°56′56″E / 49.65722°N 6.94889°E / 49.65722; 6.94889Coordinates: 49°39′26″N 6°56′56″E / 49.65722°N 6.94889°E / 49.65722; 6.94889
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Trier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc. Hermeskeil
 • Mayor Mathias Queck (CDU)
 • Total 30.85 km2 (11.91 sq mi)
Elevation 540 m (1,770 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,122
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54411
Dialling codes 06503
Vehicle registration TR

Hermeskeil is a city in the Trier-Saarburg district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Hunsrück, approx. 25 km southeast of Trier. Its population is about 5,900.


Hermeskeil is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde ("collective municipality") Hermeskeil.

The old locomotive depot, Bahnbetriebswerk Hermeskeil is now a museum housing German steam engines.

The Flugausstellung aircraft museum displays more than 100 aircraft and is the largest private museum of that kind in Europe.

A Gaulish burial of the 1st century AD was discovered in a field near Hermeskeil in 2009.[2]

A Roman castrum has been identified in 2015: it is the only castrum created by Julius Caesar inside Magna Germania, when he crossed the Rhine river in 53 BC[3]

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