Leiwen

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Leiwen
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Coat of arms of Leiwen
Coat of arms
Leiwen   is located in Germany
Leiwen
Leiwen
Coordinates: 49°49′16″N 6°52′53″E / 49.82111°N 6.88139°E / 49.82111; 6.88139Coordinates: 49°49′16″N 6°52′53″E / 49.82111°N 6.88139°E / 49.82111; 6.88139
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Trier-Saarburg
Municipal assoc. Schweich an der Römischen Weinstraße
Government
 • Mayor Claus Feller (SPD)
Area
 • Total 12.71 km2 (4.91 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,540
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54340
Dialling codes 06507
Vehicle registration TR
Website www.leiwen.de

Leiwen is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is within a ten mile radius of the city of Trier. Leiwen is one of the most significant wine growing municipalities on the Moselle river.[2] The village is located on the banks of the river Moselle.

History[edit]

The village of Leiwen is said to have got its name from Livia, the wife of emperor Augustus, who had a summer residence in the village, and she gave her name to the village. There have been several excavations in the village, unearthing buildings and artefacts dating back to Roman times.

Wine[edit]

The village is situated in the middle of vast grapevines, and is in one of the main wine growing areas of Germany. The village produces wine made from the Riesling grape variety. The village holds a wine festival every year, which is a big draw for tourists.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden am 31.12.2012". Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2013. 
  2. ^ Leiwen village website.