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Coat of arms of Klüsserath
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Klüsserath   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°50′39″N 6°51′14″E / 49.84417°N 6.85389°E / 49.84417; 6.85389Coordinates: 49°50′39″N 6°51′14″E / 49.84417°N 6.85389°E / 49.84417; 6.85389
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Trier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc. Schweich an der Römischen Weinstraße
 • Mayor Norbert Friedrich
 • Total 11.70 km2 (4.52 sq mi)
Elevation 120 m (390 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,069
 • Density 91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54340
Dialling codes 06507
Vehicle registration TR
Website www.kluesserath.de

Klüsserath on the Moselle River is a commune of the Verbandsgemeinde Schweich in the district Trier-Saarburg in Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany, between Bernkastel-Kues and Trier.



Located in a wide, natural amphitheater of the Moselle valley, the wine of the commune of Klüsserather Bruderschaft (confraternatity of Klüsserath) is deemed to be a classical, southward, precipitous vineyard. About 90 hectares of vineyards with up to 83% of acclivity make the site one of the largest contiguous southward slopes at the Moselle. The commune of Klüsserath - as a classical street village - runs from this undercut slope to the river Moselle a distance of 2 kilometres. The long parallel streets are linked through small alleys. The stretching of Klüsserath has proverbial character: "So lang wie Klüsserath" (As long as Klüsserath).

Nearby Klüsserath the river Salm meets the Moselle.

The federal road "B53", formerly known as "Mittelmoselstraße" (Central Moselle Road), runs between the village and the Moselle River on a flood protection embankment, built from 1927 to 1933.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Clockwise, beginning in the north; Klüsserath is situated on the eastern border of the district Trier-Saarburg; adjacent is the district Bernkastel-Wittlich:

Rivenich, Klausen (both Verbandsgemeinde Wittlich-Land), Piesport, Neumagen-Dhron, Trittenheim (all Verbandsgemeinde Neumagen-Dhron) (these villages belong to the district Bernkastel-Wittlich); Köwerich, Thörnich, Bekond (Verbandsgemeinde Schweich, district Trier-Saarburg)


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