Sülm

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Sülm
Coat of arms of Sülm
Coat of arms
Location of Sülm within Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm district
Sülm in BIT.svg
Sülm is located in Germany
Sülm
Sülm
Sülm is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Sülm
Sülm
Coordinates: 49°55′17″N 06°34′27″E / 49.92139°N 6.57417°E / 49.92139; 6.57417Coordinates: 49°55′17″N 06°34′27″E / 49.92139°N 6.57417°E / 49.92139; 6.57417
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictEifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm
Municipal assoc.Bitburger Land
Government
 • MayorHermann Schilz
Area
 • Total7.05 km2 (2.72 sq mi)
Elevation
340 m (1,120 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total409
 • Density58/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54636
Dialling codes06562
Vehicle registrationBIT
WebsiteSülm at the Bitburger Land website www.bitburgerland.de

Sülm is a municipality in the district of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

Geography[edit]

Sülm lies in the Southwest Eifel, about 5 km southeast of the county town Bitburg. The area extends to the so-called "Bitburger plateau and covers an area of 705 ha, of which 65% are used for agriculture, with 24% is a relatively small proportion of forest existed.

History[edit]

Sülm and 634 are the places Welschbillig, Newel and Röhl with their churches and related of King Dagobert I (reign: 622-638, Trier-residence: 624 to 625) of the Church of St. Pauli pin Trier offered. At that time, Modoald bishop of Trier. 981 this gift in a deed of the Archbishop mentioned Egbert of Trier (bishop 977-993). Sülm is in that document was first mentioned as "Sulmana".

Attractions[edit]

There are numerous renovated farm houses scattered about the municipality. The old war memorial chapel with a sandstone altar dates from 1631. There are also interesting grave markers from the 16th and 17th centuries in the Sülm Cemetery smau . In contrast to most of the burial sites in the Eifel district, several Sülm grave stones from the late 19th century have been preserved in the cemetery.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Sülm is today an agricultural and tourist town. The village is home to several full- and part-time farms and three distilleries. In the services sector, it has a village inn, two private guest houses, a kindergarten and a public library.

About 2 km west of the village runs the Bundesstraße 51, which leads to Bitburg and about 10 km from the Bundesautobahn 60.

Sons and daughters of the place[edit]

  • Bernhard Lemling (1904–1961), one of the most notable poets of the Eifel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.