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Coat of arms of the local community Altstrimmig
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Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′  N , 7 ° 18 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Cochem cell
Association municipality : Zell (Moselle)
Height : 345 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.9 km 2
Residents: 332 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 37 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56858
Area code : 06545
License plate : COC, ZEL
Community key : 07 1 35 004
Association administration address: Corray 1
56856 Zell (Moselle)
Website :
Local Mayor : Hans-Werner Peifer
Location of the local community Altstrimmig in the district of Cochem-Zell
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Church in the center of Altstrimmig

Altstrimmig is a municipality in the district of Cochem-Zell in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Zell (Mosel) .


Altstrimmig lies together with the neighboring village Mittelstrimmig on a ridge in the northern Hunsrück , the Strimmiger Berg . The Birkwiese and Pulgersmühle residential areas also belong to Altstrimmig .


The place Altstrimmig was first mentioned in a document in 1357. From May 31, 1358 there was a deed of mortgage from Archbishop Boemund II for Gerhard von Ehrenberg . The Strimmiger Berg, also known as the Strimmiger Court , was part of the “Dreihherrischen Territory” until 1780. As in the Beltheim court , Kurtrier , Sponheim and Braunshorn (later Winneburg and Metternich) shared sovereignty. From 1794 Altstrimmig was under French rule. From 1798 to 1814 Altstrimmig belonged to the Mairie Beilstein in the canton of Zell , which was part of the Koblenz arrondissement in the Rhine-Mosel department . In 1815 the region and with it the place Altstrimmig was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia based on the resolutions of the Congress of Vienna . Under the Prussian administration, the village belonged Altstrimmig 1816 mayoralty Senheim (1927-1968 Office Senheim) in the newly created district of cell in Koblenz on.

19th century

As in all of Germany, the longing to emigrate to America increased in Altstrimmig, as there was political dissatisfaction and a lack of gainful employment in the region of what is now Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse.

On May 26, 1852, 85 people (36 people up to 14 years of age, 49 people over 14 years of age) left Altstrimmig for New York, where they went ashore on June 13, 1852. In the following years she was mainly drawn to the state of Wisconsin , where she a. a. found their new home in the towns of Green Bay , Washington County , Sheboygan , Milwaukee , Germantown , Farmington , Cedarburg and Appleton, some of which they founded .

Other emigrants - 36 people - left the place between the years 1829 and 1890 for South and North America. In South America it was the areas around Porto Alegre , Santa Cruz do Sul and San Jose. The communities that still exist today are Novo Hamburgo (German: New Hamburg), São Leopoldo and Rio Grande . 31 newspapers and over 150 associations were founded by the colonists.

The total travel costs of all emigrants in the amount of 22,015 thalers , 221 silver groschen and 46 pfennigs were borne jointly by the communities of Mittelstrimmig, Altstrimmig, Liesenich, Grenderich and Senheim, of which the community of Altstrimmig accounted for 3,156 thalers.


Altstrimmig has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 . In 1968 the Senheim office, like all offices in the administrative districts of Koblenz and Trier, was converted into association communities . Through the 8th Administrative Simplification Act of July 18, 1970 with effect from November 7, 1970, the temporarily existing community of Senheim was dissolved and Altstrimmig was reclassified into the community of Zell (Mosel) .


Population development of Altstrimmig from 1815 to 2017 according to the table below

The development of the population of the municipality Altstrimmig, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 339
1835 431
1871 373
1905 356
1939 342
1950 328
year Residents
1961 392
1970 399
1987 375
2005 341
2011 341
2017 336

Municipal council

The council in Altstrimmig consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


The so-called old mill was renovated by the local homeland and tourist association and restored to working order.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Altstrimmig


Altstrimmig has a parish hall, a fairground, a children's playground and a barbecue hut with sanitary facilities.


Panorama picture

Altstrimmig (view from the west)

Web links

Commons : Altstrimmig  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 36 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. Codex Diplomaticus Rheno Mosellanus Volume 3.2. No. 448
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  6. Dirk Laabs : The Phantom. Germany's most secret agent. September 24, 2016, accessed September 30, 2016 .