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Coordinates: 50 ° 29 '  N , 7 ° 11'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Brohl valley
Height : 272 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.65 km 2
Residents: 480 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 63 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53426
Area code : 02646
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 016
Community structure: 3 districts
Association administration address: Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website :
Local Mayor : Michael friend
Location of the local community Dedenbach 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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Dedenbach is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Brohltal community , which has its administrative headquarters in Niederzissen .

Geographical location

Dedenbach is located in the Eastern Eifel in a side valley of the Vinxtbach . The municipality is located in the conservation area "Rhein-Ahr-Eifel".

The community is divided into the districts of Oberdorf, Mitteldorf and Unterdorf.


Larger closed settlements did not emerge in the place until the 12th century - relatively late. Before that, there were only a few settlements and farms from the Roman and Franconian era , similar to the neighboring towns of Vinxt and Schalkenbach . Dedenbach was first mentioned in a document from 25 July 1309 by Gerhard Burggraf von der Landskron . In this, the count and Königsfeld agreed that in the future he will rightly be entitled to the tithe he has received from a meadow, called “in the Beenth”, below the “villam Deidenbach” .

The spelling of today's local community has changed several times in the course of its history: in 1309 it was called “Deidenbach”, 1310 “Deydenbag”, 1329 “Dedynbach”, 1441 “Deydenbach”, from 1624 “Diedenbach” and from 1696 Dedenbach ( dialect : Dädemech ).

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 357
1835 355
1871 317
1905 297
1939 305
year Residents
1950 320
1961 346
1970 370
1987 367
2005 411
2017 453


Municipal council

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


Michael Freund became the local mayor of Dedenbach on August 19, 2019, after having been the first alderman since January for a transitional period. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected mayor for five years with 84.53% of the vote.

Freund's predecessors were Joachim Schneider, who died in January 2019, who came into office by drawing lots in 2014 after ten ballots in the local council with a total of four candidates had not brought a sufficient majority, and Manfred Meier until 2014.

coat of arms

The description of the coat of arms reads: "In green, divided diagonally by a silver twin wavy strip, above a golden, six-spoke Roman wheel, below a golden high cross."

Public facilities

  • Eifelgoldhalle Dedenbach


  • Shoemaker's cross from 1761 - high cross with a Pietà , around which a legend is entwined. It stands near the small basalt volcano Steinbüschelchen.
  • Chapel of St. Maria Virgines, built in 1894. Architect: Caspar Clemens Pickel


  • Rudolf Leisen: Chronicle of the Waldgut Schirmau, Schalkenbach, Dedenbach and Oberdürenbach. From the history of the Brohl valley communities Schalkenbach / Vinxt, Dedenbach and Oberdürenbach with Büschhöfe and Schelborn. Self-published, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler 1999.

Web links

Commons : Dedenbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b The story of Dedenbach on
  3. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population development
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ Constituent meeting of the Dedenbach municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, August 19, 2019, accessed on August 3, 2020 .
  6. a b Michael Freund is the new local mayor of Dedenbach. Local community Debenbach, quoted from source: Rhein-Zeitung, 2019, accessed on August 3, 2020 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Brohltal, Verbandsgemeinde, first line of results. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .
  8. ^ 1st meeting of the Dedenbach municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, June 18, 2014, accessed on August 3, 2020 .
  9. 2nd meeting of the Dedenbach municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, July 28, 2014, accessed on August 3, 2020 .