|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm|
|Association municipality :||Bitburger Land|
|Height :||299 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||5.49 km 2|
|Residents:||511 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||93 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||54636|
|Area code :||06569|
|License plate :||BIT, PRÜ|
|Community key :||07 2 32 014|
|Association administration address:||Hubert-Prim-Strasse 7
|Mayor :||Dietmar Tures|
|Location of the local community Bickendorf in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm|
Bickendorf is a municipality in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm in Rhineland-Palatinate . It has been part of the Bitburger Land association since July 1, 2014 and is located in the southern Eifel on the middle course of the Nims .
The local community of Bickendorf is located in the Nimstal approximately eight kilometers north of the district town of Bitburg . The district covers 549 hectares. The next larger town is Rittersdorf , the next town is Bitburg.
The Finkenhof residential area belongs to Bickendorf .
The place name goes back to the time of the Frankish conquest from the 8th century. "Bickendorf" was first mentioned in 832 in a deed of donation from the Echternach monastery . From the 13th century until the end of the 18th century, the place was under Luxembourg rule.
Old post office
Since October 16, 1596 at the latest, there was a post office in Bickendorf on the Dutch postal route from Brussels via Arzfeld , Binsfeld and Lieser to Rheinhausen , Augsburg , Innsbruck and Italy, as evidenced by the postal regulations signed by the postman Joetz. However, this post office was canceled as early as 1680/81 as a result of the massive course shifts involving the cities of Luxembourg and Trier .
The development of the population of Bickendorf, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
coat of arms
|Justification for the coat of arms: The pewter cut in the coat of arms symbolizes the manor house, the so-called castle, built by the Du Sartz de Vigneul family in the 18th century, the colors gold and blue also refer to the family's coat of arms while the red lion's head indicates the Enscheringen lords.|
Culture and sights
- Manor house with a lovely garden from the middle of the 18th century
- Parish church of St. Martin with a baroque altar
- Nims Bridge from 1920 made of red sandstone
- Freher local history museum
- Crossroads, including two from 1623 and 1626, complement the listed building fabric
- The center of Burgstrasse is designated as a monument zone.
- War memorial on the cemetery grounds
See also: List of cultural monuments in Bickendorf
Green spaces and recreation
- Hiking routes in and around Bickendorf
- The Nimstal cycle path also runs through Bickendorf
- Annual fair or parish fair .
- Traditional rattling or rattling on Good Friday and Holy Saturday
- Hut burning on the first weekend after Ash Wednesday (so-called Scheef Sunday)
Economy and Infrastructure
The place has a day care center, a primary school with a community and gymnasium and a football field, a Catholic. Parish church (St. Martin), two playgrounds, a village square, a barbecue hut and a chapel.
Bickendorf has successfully taken part in the competition “ Our village has a future ” several times .
- Karl Ernst Schrod (1841–1914), Auxiliary Bishop of Trier, born in Bickendorf
- Christoph von Veyder (1620 / 1640–1697), Lord of Bickendorf, acquired Rittersdorf Castle in 1680
- Ernst Wackenroder (arr.): The art monuments of the Bitburg district (= Paul Clemen [Hrsg.]: The art monuments of the Rhine province . Volume 12 / I ). Trier 1983, ISBN 3-88915-006-3 , p. 37–38 (315 p., With 12 plates and 227 figs. In the text. Reprinted by the Schwann edition, Düsseldorf 1927).
- Literature about Bickendorf in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- Local community Bickendorf on the website of the Verbandsgemeinde Bitburger Land
- To search for cultural assets of the local community Bickendorf in the database of cultural assets in the Trier region .
- Brief portrait of Bickendorf ( memento from February 12, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ) at Hierzuland , SWR television
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 106 (PDF; 3 MB).
- Hermann-Josef Becker: The post course Brussels - Innsbruck in the Eifel, Moselle and Hunsrück area . In: Postal history sheets. Saarbrücken 1962/1, p. 14.
- Ernst-Otto Simon: The postal course from Rheinhausen to Brussels over the centuries . In: Archive for German Postal History. 1/1990, p. 28.
- Leon Bodé: The relocation of the Italian-Dutch postal rate in the Hunsrück, Eifel and Ardennes area . In: Archive for German Postal History (AfdPg). 1/1994, pp. 8-19.
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Regional data.
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, direct elections
- coat of arms. Retrieved August 25, 2016 .
- Bickendorf hiking route. Retrieved February 5, 2018 .
- Hüttenbrennen in the Eifel. Retrieved May 1, 2016 .
- Hut Sunday in the Eifel. Retrieved August 10, 2017 .
- Malberg Castle. Bernhard Peter, accessed on July 3, 2019 (private website).