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|County :||Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm|
|Association municipality :||South Eifel|
|Height :||401 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||2.73 km 2|
|Residents:||24 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||9 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||54646|
|Area code :||06522|
|License plate :||BIT, PRÜ|
|Community key :||07 2 32 022|
|Association administration address:||Pestalozzistraße 7
|Mayoress :||Ingrid Billen|
|Location of the municipality of Burg in the Eifel district of Bitburg-Prüm|
The place Burg is located in the Eifel northeast of the municipality of Mettendorf . Topographically, the place is characterized by plateaus and valleys, as it is located on a hill above the Enz valley. This means that several smaller tributaries of the Enz (Prüm) arise here.
Ceramic and coin finds were unearthed from a settlement area from Roman times near the castle . The place itself is mentioned for the first time in 1136 as Borg and in 1140 as a castle . It belonged to the Mettendorf dairy in the Luxembourgish county of Vianden with six estates and from 1815 to Prussia . After the First World War temporarily occupied by the French , the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 .
- Population development
The development of the population of the municipality of Burg, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Sights and local customs
- The place has its own chapel.
- There is a tree protected as a natural monument in the village.
- A network of hiking trails crosses the local community.
- Every year on the Sunday after Shrove Monday a "hut" (piled wood) is burned. It is a pagan custom with the original aim of driving away the winter spirits.
- On several days before Easter, the local youths walk through the village with wooden clappers to commemorate the events surrounding the death of Christ.
- There is an annual Martin parade.
- On May 1st, the maypole is set up under the leadership of the volunteer fire brigade, which also heralds the annual village festival.
There are two main income farms in the municipality, both of which specialize in dairy farming (predominantly Holstein and Holstein). In addition, there is a sideline farm, which focuses on nursing cows (mostly Charolais cattle). The only non-agricultural branches are a wind turbine and the farm sale of a private distillery.
- To search for cultural assets of the municipality of Burg (Eifel) in the database of cultural assets in the Trier region .
- Brief portrait of Burg ( memento from February 12, 2013 in the web archive archive.today ) on SWR television
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved August 2, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved August 2, 2019 .