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Coat of arms of the local community Brenk
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Coordinates: 50 ° 26 '  N , 7 ° 10'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Brohl valley
Height : 350 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.08 km 2
Residents: 190 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 62 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56651
Area code : 02655
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 201
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website :
Local Mayor : Christoph Stenz
Location of the local community of Brenk in the Ahrweiler district
Remagen Grafschaft (Rheinland) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sinzig Bad Breisig Brohl-Lützing Gönnersdorf (bei Bad Breisig) Waldorf (Rheinland-Pfalz) Burgbrohl Wassenach Glees Niederzissen Wehr (Eifel) Galenberg Oberzissen Brenk Königsfeld (Eifel) Schalkenbach Dedenbach Niederdürenbach Oberdürenbach Weibern (Eifel) Kempenich Hohenleimbach Spessart (Brohltal) Heckenbach Kesseling Kalenborn (bei Altenahr) Berg (bei Ahrweiler) Kirchsahr Lind (bei Altenahr) Rech Dernau Mayschoß Altenahr Ahrbrück Hönningen Kaltenborn Adenau Herschbroich Meuspath Leimbach (bei Adenau) Dümpelfeld Nürburg (Gemeinde) Müllenbach (bei Adenau) Quiddelbach Hümmel Ohlenhard Wershofen Aremberg Wiesemscheid Kottenborn Wimbach Honerath Bauler (Landkreis Ahrweiler) Senscheid Pomster Dankerath Trierscheid Barweiler Reifferscheid Sierscheid Harscheid (bei Adenau) Dorsel Hoffeld (Eifel) Wirft Rodder Müsch Eichenbach Antweiler Fuchshofen Winnerath Insul Schuld (Ahr) Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
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Brenk is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Brohltal community , which has its administrative headquarters in Niederzissen .


Brenk is four kilometers southwest of Niederzissen in the valley and on the upper reaches of the Brenkbach . The Schellkopf rises to the west ( 495  m above sea  level ). The municipality is one of the natural area for Olbrücker Eifel edge and includes the south much of the wildlife sanctuaries Schorberg and Scheldkoepfchen and teaching head . It reaches its lowest point at the Gleeser Bach on the northern border, the highest at the summit of 549  m above sea level. NHN high Schorberg on the western border. The district of Fußhölle, located at the southern foot of the Schellkopf, belongs to Brenk. The municipality is located in the conservation area "Rhein-Ahr-Eifel".


Brenk and Fußhölle belonged to the rulership of Olbrück until the end of the 18th century .

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 218
1835 158
1871 184
1905 201
1939 214
1950 224
year Residents
1961 214
1970 220
1987 180
2005 199
2011 186
2017 178


Municipal council

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


Christoph Stenz became the local mayor of Brenk on July 6, 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for a further five years with a share of 70.54% of the votes.

Stenz's predecessor as mayor until 2009 was Herbert Pütz.

coat of arms

Brenk coat of arms
Justification of the coat of arms: The golden, cross-shaped rod indicates the patron saint of Brenk, the holy New Year's Eve. The crossed golden ears of wheat and the crossed hammers symbolize the phonolite mining in the local community.

Rail transport

Above the village on the slope runs the route of the meter-gauge ( narrow-gauge railway ) Brohltalbahn , which has a train station (demand stop) in Brenk . Up to the phonolite quarry at Brenk station, the Brohl Valley Railway is also used for freight transport.


The chapel in Brenk is dedicated to Holy New Year's Eve and was built in 1867 in neo-Gothic style.

Web links

Commons : Brenk  - 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. 9 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Regional data.
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  5. a b 1st meeting of the Brenk municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, July 6, 2009, accessed on August 3, 2020 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Brohltal, Verbandsgemeinde, eighth line of results. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .