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Coat of arms of the local community Auderath
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Coordinates: 50 ° 11 ′  N , 7 ° 0 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Cochem cell
Association municipality : Elms
Height : 460 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.19 km 2
Residents: 636 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 103 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56766
Area code : 02676
License plate : COC, ZEL
Community key : 07 1 35 005
Association administration address: Marktplatz 1
56766 Ulmen
Website :
Local Mayor : Frank Steimers
Location of the local community Auderath in the district of Cochem-Zell
Kalenborn (bei Kaisersesch) Eppenberg (Eifel) Laubach (Eifel) Leienkaul Müllenbach (bei Mayen) Hauroth Urmersbach Masburg Düngenheim Kaisersesch Landkern Illerich Eulgem Hambuch Gamlen Zettingen Kaifenheim Brachtendorf Ulmen (Eifel) Alflen Auderath Filz (Eifel) Wollmerath Schmitt Büchel (Eifel) Wagenhausen (Eifel) Gillenbeuren Gevenich Weiler (bei Ulmen) Lutzerath Bad Bertrich Urschmitt Kliding Beuren (Eifel) Moselkern Müden (Mosel) Treis-Karden Lütz Lieg Roes Möntenich Forst (Eifel) Dünfus Brohl Binningen (Eifel) Wirfus Brieden Kail Pommern (Mosel) Briedel Altlay Peterswald-Löffelscheid Haserich Sosberg Forst (Hunsrück) Altstrimmig Reidenhausen Mittelstrimmig Blankenrath Panzweiler Walhausen Schauren (bei Blankenrath) Tellig Hesweiler Liesenich Moritzheim Grenderich Zell (Mosel) Neef Bullay Sankt Aldegund Alf (Mosel) Pünderich Greimersburg Klotten Faid Dohr Bremm Bruttig-Fankel Senheim Nehren (Mosel) Ediger-Eller Mesenich Valwig Ernst (Mosel) Beilstein (Mosel) Ellenz-Poltersdorf Briedern Cochem Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreismap
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Auderath is a municipality in the district of Cochem-Zell in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Ulmen community .


Auderath is about 3 km southeast of Ulmen. After Alflen and the Büchel Air Base in Büchel in the east and 2 kilometers away. To the south lie Schmitt and Gillenbeuren , in the southwest of felt and Wollmerath . The place in the Vulkaneifel lies between Trier (distance approx. 75 km) and Koblenz (distance approx. 60 km, each motorway).

The residential areas Waldfrieden and Wilhelmshöhe also belong to Auderath .


The possibly oldest documentary mention of Auderath comes from the year 1447. This document from the Trier diocese archives says that the auxiliary bishop Gerhardus von Trier, in office from 1432 to 1448, consecrated a chapel in "Udenrait" on August 9, 1447 “And bestowed indulgences .

The excavations of Roman burial mounds, wall remnants and potsherds in the districts “Seitert” and “Hinterschläf” attest that Auderath was settled in prehistoric times. Auderath itself was created in the high medieval clearing period. The second part of the word -rath / -rait indicates this (rath → clearing).

Auderath was under the rule of Kurtrier and the Lords of Ulmen. In 1573 Kurtrier finally obtained sovereignty . Auderath belonged to the electoral office of elms . From 1794 Auderath was under French rule . In 1815 the place was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Under Prussia the place belonged to the mayor's office Lutzerath and from 1816 to the district of Cochem. Since 1946 it has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .


Municipal council

The municipal council in Auderath consists of twelve council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman. The twelve seats in the municipal council are divided between two groups of voters. Majority elections were held in the previous elections .

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Auderath
Blazon : "In green a curled overturned golden tip , inside a blue crown of leaves , in front a silver two-handled basket with five golden loaves, behind a silver urn ."

The district administration in the district of Cochem-Zell approved the coat of arms of the heraldist Alfons Friderichs from Zell ad Mosel on August 5, 1992 : “... The use of the figures crown, bread basket and urn is sensible and especially welcome because it seldom occurs or otherwise . This creates a coat of arms that becomes the unmistakable mark of the community. "

Reasons for the coat of arms: The blue crown indicates Mary as the Queen of the Rosary and patroness of the Auderath parish. The silver basket with the golden loaves speaks to a very old custom: the annual serving of Sebastianus bread in the church. The silver urn in green is reminiscent of archaeological excavations of Roman burial mounds in the years 1936 to 1940 and thus of the settlement in Celtic and Roman times. The green fields in the coat of arms symbolize the development of the place in the medieval clearing time as an estate and the agriculture, which is still strongly represented today .

Culture and sights


Catholic Church of Mary of the Rosary Queen

In Auderath there are some listed cultural monuments.

  • The Catholic Church Maria Rosenkranzkönigin, a hall from 1734, expanded in 1952; Inside it houses a limestone altar and a bell from 1481.
  • The plague cross stands in front of the church and dates from 1657.
  • A draw well with a pyramidal roof from the 18th century.
  • A little outside, in the district of Waldfrieden, is the monastery of St. Joseph the Discalced Carmelite Sisters , who have lived there since 1953. The monastery complex dates from the 1920s and 1930s.
  • The Auderath mill is a half-timbered building, partially slated (but is in the district of Ulmen).

See also:

Regular events

Every year a forest festival is held at the Matteshütte on Pentecost. The fair takes place on the 1st weekend in October.


A Moselle-Franconian dialect is spoken in Auderath .

Web links

Commons : Auderath  - 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. 35 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. Information from Joerg Pellenz
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. a b Description of the coat of arms. Local church Auderath, accessed on April 4, 2020 .
  6. General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - Cochem-Zell district. Mainz 2020, p. 5 (PDF; 4.6 MB).