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Coat of arms of the local community Dümpelfeld
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Coordinates: 50 ° 27 '  N , 6 ° 56'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 240 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.86 km 2
Residents: 582 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 49 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53520
Area code : 02695
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 501
Community structure: 3 districts
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website : www.gemeinde-duempelfeld.de
Local Mayor : Robert Reuter
Location of the local community Dümpelfeld in the district of Ahrweiler
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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Dümpelfeld with St. Cyriakus

Dümpelfeld is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .


Dümpelfeld is seven kilometers north of the city of Adenau at the confluence of the Adenauer Bach and the Ahr . The residential development of the place extends both along the Ahr and into the side valley of the Adenauer Bach. Immediately to the west rises the Hohnsköpfchen ( 357  m above sea level ), to the east the terrain rises a little more slowly to the Mansfelder Kopf ( 480  m above sea level ). A large part of the municipality is located in the state forest of Adenau , in the far north is the nature reserve An der Teufelsley .

Community structure

For local church Dümpelfeld include not only the same district as local district designated districts Niederadenau and Lückenbach and the living space Hahn Steiner mill.

Niederadenau is located further above the Adenauer Bach, Lückenbach in the neighboring valley of the Lückenbach . In addition, a weekend area in the Ommelbachtal with around 60 houses, around 40 of which are permanently inhabited, has belonged to Dümpelfeld as a splinter settlement since the early 2000s. It is 1.5 to 3 km from the center to the northeast and was initially created as a pure weekend area in the 1960s. During the Third Reich there was a large military training area nearby. The Ommelbachstrasse leads further north to a position that is meanwhile unused. The civil protection office had a practice area there until about 1997.

History and origin of name

Traces of settlement indicate the existence of a Roman villa rustica in the municipal area. The first part of the name Dümpelfeld , “Dümpel” ( pond ), indicates damp land, the second part “-feld” (-velt) was often used around the turn of the second Christian millennium for the establishment of new homes. At the time of its establishment, the area belonged to the St. Kunibert monastery in Cologne .

Dümpelfeld was probably mentioned in writing for the first time in 1153 with the naming of a witness with the name Karolus de Dumplenvelt , the second time in 1251 in a document from the Archbishop of Cologne Konrad von Hochstaden , which was issued in villa, que Dumpinvelt vocatur (in the village that is called Dümpelfeld) .

From 1815 the place belonged to the Kingdom of Prussia and from 1816 to the mayor's office of Adenau , which belonged to the district of Adenau in the administrative district of Koblenz in the Rhine province (1822). In the following decades, Dümpelfeld, like the neighboring towns, received an improved connection to the road network.

In 1886/88 Dümpelfeld received a train station with the opening of the Remagen - Adenau railway line. When the Dümpelfeld – Lissendorf railway line opened on July 1, 1912, Dümpelfeld was located on the Gleisdreieck with the Dümpelfelder curve (Abzw Liers –Abzw Insul ). Employment at the railway gave many residents a stable livelihood.

A serious railway accident occurred here on August 16, 1918 , when a passenger train collided with a military train in Dümpelfeld . 31 people died and 73 others were injured.

The line to Hillesheim was closed on September 30, 1973. Rail traffic to Adenau ended on May 31, 1985. The two more than 100 year old railway bridges over the main road (L 73) that characterize the town center were torn down in November 2010.

On October 1, 1976, the local communities of Lückenbach and Niederadenau, which had been independent until then, were incorporated into Dümpelfeld.

Population development

The development of the population of Dümpelfeld in relation to today's municipality area; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 440
1835 499
1871 463
1905 536
1939 558
1950 594
year Residents
1961 611
1970 674
1987 632
1997 722
2005 693
2019 582


Municipal council

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


Robert Reuter became the local mayor of Dümpelfeld on March 29, 2017. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 85.58%.

Reuter's predecessor Rainer Schlömp resigned from office in mid-February 2017 for personal reasons.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Dümpelfeld
Blazon : “A shield head divided by a white three-arched bridge. Above it a silver lion and below it three golden ears of corn. "
Foundation of the coat of arms: The place "Dumplenfelt" was first mentioned in 1153 and until 1290 belonged to the County of Nürburg. After 1290 the village was under the electoral office of Nürburg until 1794. Dümpelfeld has 11 bridges! Symbol - Niederadenau Bridge: The rulers were initially the Nürburgers, from 1290 the Archbishops and Electors of Cologne. Lückenbach: Around 1794 the village belonged to the Electoral Cologne Office of Nürburg / Kurköln. The political affiliation of Dümpelfeld, Niederadenau and Lückenbach is identical. Agriculture was and is practiced in all villages. To indicate the three villages and agriculture, three arches and three ears of corn are added to the coat of arms.

Culture and sights

Hahnensteiner Mill
Niederadenau, St. Maria Magdalena from 1872
  • Church of St. Cyriakus from the 13th century, which is now used as a cemetery chapel
  • Catholic parish church "Maria - Mutter der Kirche" from 1965
  • Historic half-timbered houses in town
  • Chapel “St. Maria Magdalena ”in the Niederadenau district
  • Hahnensteiner Mühle (water mill) from 1553

See also: List of cultural monuments in Dümpelfeld

Green spaces and recreation

  • Nature reserve "An der Teufelsley" with the 80 m long and 18 m high quartzite rock
  • Hiking routes in and around Dümpelfeld
  • The small juniper area Niederadenau extends south of Niederadenau.
  • Event location Pump House Dümpelfeld

See also: List of natural monuments in Dümpelfeld

Regular events


In Dümpelfeld there is a bachelor club, a sports club (SC Dümpelfeld) and a men's choir (men's choir Cäcilia Dümpelfeld / Hönningen). There is also a support association of the volunteer fire brigade and the “old church” and the “Maria Magdalena” chapel association in Niederadenau. In 2009 a church choir, the CyriaChor, was founded.



  • Edith Surges: The parish church of St. Cyriakus, in: Dümpelfeld. A village through the ages, Dümpelfeld 2003, pp. 29–34

Web links

Commons : Dümpelfeld  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, 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. 7 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. History of the community
  4. Hermann Elenz rails, steam and coal dust the history of railway construction in the Eifel ff, p 109, Helios publishing and book marketing company, Aachen 1969, ISBN 3-925087-73-7
  5. ^ Hans Joachim Ritzau: Railway disasters in Germany. Splinters of German history . Vol. 1: Landsberg-Pürgen 1979, p. 79.
  6. The Ahr Valley Railway and no end
  7. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  9. a b Werner Dreschers: Council has elected: Robert Reuter is Dümpelfeld's new mayor. In: Rhein-Zeitung. Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, March 30, 2017, accessed on August 6, 2020 .
  10. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, third from last line of results. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
  11. Description of the coat of arms by Manfred Reinharth
  12. Watermill in Dümpelfeld. Retrieved January 16, 2018 .
  13. Hikes in Dümpelfeld. Retrieved January 16, 2018 .
  14. ↑ Beautiful hiking in Dümpelfeld. Retrieved January 16, 2018 .