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Coat of arms of Saffig
Coat of arms
Saffig   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°22′48″N 7°24′57″E / 50.38000°N 7.41583°E / 50.38000; 7.41583Coordinates: 50°22′48″N 7°24′57″E / 50.38000°N 7.41583°E / 50.38000; 7.41583
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mayen-Koblenz
Municipal assoc. Pellenz
 • Mayor Dirk Rohm
 • Total 6.96 km2 (2.69 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,144
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56648
Dialling codes 02625
Vehicle registration MYK

Saffig is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.

The emblem[edit]

The organ pipes and the ear show St. Cäcilia, the patron saint of the Catholic church of Saffig. The lava dome shows the territory of vulcanos, where Saffig is.


The village was first referenced in 1258 as "Saffge". Saffig was a fiefdom of Cologne until 1481, when it became a fiefdom of the family von der Leyen. After the annexation of sinistral territory of the Rhine during the French Revolutionary Wars (1794–1815), Saffig was a "Mairie" of France. Saffig has been part of the Pellenz "Verbandsgemeinde" since 1992.

Buildings and sights[edit]

  • St. Cäcilia Catholic Church - Designed by Balthasar Neumann (1739–1742) and his pupil Johannes Seiz
  • The Palace Garden - Formerly part of the Palace territory of the family von der Leyen
  • Synagogue - Now a memorial
  • "Von-der-Leyen Halle" - A multipurpose hall