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Coordinates: 50 ° 23 '  N , 6 ° 48'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 390 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.2 km 2
Residents: 201 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 28 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53533
Area code : 02693
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 018
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website :
Local Mayor : Günter Adrian
Location of the local community of Dorsel 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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Dorsel is a municipality in the southwestern district of Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .

Geographical location

The place is located in the Hocheifel in the upper valley of the Ahr , about 80 kilometers south of Cologne . The western municipal border forms the state border between Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia .

Dorsel also includes the Dorselermühle, Heidehöfe, hunting lodges and steelworks residential areas .


The place was first mentioned in a document around 1149 in the name of Heinrich von Dorsel . From the 13th to the end of the 18th century, Dorsel was part of the Duchy of Arenberg .

In 1794 French revolutionary troops occupied the left bank of the Rhine . Under French administration, Dorsel belonged to the canton of Adenau , which was assigned to the Rhine-Moselle department . After the treaties concluded at the Congress of Vienna , the region, including Dorsel, became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815 . From 1816 on, Dorsel belonged to the mayor's office in Aremberg in the Adenau district , which was part of the Coblenz administrative district and from 1822 to the Rhine Province . In 1932 the Adenau district was dissolved and the Dorsel community was assigned to the Ahrweiler district . The municipality has belonged to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 and to the Adenau association since 1970 .

From the 17th century until the blast furnace was blown out in 1870, an ironworks was in operation at Stahlhütte, in the Ahr valley below Dorsel . In 1972 the village school was closed.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 288
1835 380
1871 352
1905 280
1939 265
1950 296
year Residents
1961 234
1970 236
1987 222
1997 201
2005 207
2019 201


Municipal council

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


Günter Adrian is the local mayor of Dorsel. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 80.51% of the votes.


The townscape is determined by the parish church of St. Sebastian , which was built from 1200.

Patron saints of Dorsel are St. Sebastian and St. Rochus.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Dorsel


Dorsel is located directly on the planned route to close the gap on Autobahn 1 between Blankenheim and Daun .

Web links

Commons : Dorsel  - Collection of Images

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. 6 (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. ^ The State Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved August 6, 2020 .
  6. Frieder Bluhm: Closing the gap A1: Does the new route make too much noise? Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, April 9, 2019, accessed on August 6, 2020 .