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Coat of arms of Kradenbach
Coat of arms
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Vulkaneifel
Municipal assoc. Daun
 • Mayor Helmut Pauly
 • Total 1.73 km2 (0.67 sq mi)
Elevation 485 m (1,591 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 151
 • Density 87/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54552
Dialling codes 06592
Vehicle registration DAU

Kradenbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Vulkaneifel district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Daun, whose seat is in the like-named town.



The municipality lies in the Vulkaneifel, a part of the Eifel known for its volcanic history, geographical and geological features, and even ongoing activity today, including gases that sometimes well up from the earth.

Kradenbach’s area is 173 ha, 27 ha of which is wooded. It sits at an elevation of 480 m above sea level.


Beginning in 1357, Kradenbach belonged to the Electoral-Trier Amt of Daun. Under Prussian administration, it belonged to the Bürgermeisterei (“Mayoralty”) of Sarmersbach[2].


Municipal council

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Kradenbach’s mayor is Helmut Pauly, and his deputies are Josef Hau and Alois Gierden.

Coat of arms

The German blazon reads: In Silber; durch einen blauen Wellenstab gespalten; vorne ein rotes Balkenkreuz; hinten drei rote Mitren übereinander.

The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Argent a pallet wavy azure, dexter a cross gules and sinister three mitres in pale of the last.

The blue wavy pallet (narrow vertical stripe) refers at once to the brook that gave the municipality its name and to the placename ending —bach, which means “brook”. The cross on the dexter (armsbearer’s right, viewer’s left) side is the arms formerly borne by the Electorate of Trier, once the feudal overlord, while the three mitres on the sinister (armsbearer’s left, viewer’s right) side symbolize Saint Maternus – who headed three different bishoprics in his lifetime (Cologne, Tongeren and Trier) – thus representing the municipality’s patron saint[3].

Culture and sightseeing



  1. ^ Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene" Check |url= value (help). Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
  2. ^ Kradenbach’s history
  3. ^ Description and explanation of Kradenbach’s arms – Click on Wappen.
  4. ^ Directory of Cultural Monuments in Vulkaneifel district

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