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Coordinates: 50 ° 16 '  N , 6 ° 48'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Vulkaneifel
Association municipality : Down
Height : 470 m above sea level NHN
Area : 18.18 km 2
Residents: 815 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 45 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54552
Area code : 06595
License plate : DAU
Community key : 07 2 33 020
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Leopoldstrasse 29
54550 Daun
Website : www.dreis-brueck.de
Mayoress : Edith Löhr-Hoffmann
Location of the local community of Dreis-Brück in the Vulkaneifel district
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Dreis, aerial photo (2015)
Dreiser Burg, aerial photo (2015)

Dreis-Brück is a municipality in the Vulkaneifel district in Rhineland-Palatinate . She belongs to the community of Daun .

Community structure

The community is divided into the districts of Dreis and Brück. The living spaces Berghof, Dreisermühle and Wiesenhof also belong to Dreis .


Dreis was first mentioned in 1143. The place name " Dreis " is obviously derived from the Old High German word "triusan" (gushing, trickling). The name has been modified in many ways over the centuries: In the 16th century, in addition to the spelling “Dreis”, “Dreys” and “Dreyss” are also found. In the 17th century, in addition to "Dreyß", "Dreiß" and "Driest" appear, which in the 18th century can already be found in the "Dryesd" version. The spelling “Dress” is also proven.

Brück was first mentioned in the 14th century.

Until the end of the 18th century, Dreis and Brück belonged to the imperial direct rule of Kerpen , which was owned by the Dukes of Arenberg . A part of the village of Brück belonged to the electoral district of Elmen .

In 1794 the Left Bank of the Rhine was occupied by French revolutionary troops in the First Coalition War. From 1798 to 1814, Dreis and Brück belonged to the canton of Daun in the Saar department .

At the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region came to the Kingdom of Prussia , the two communities were in 1816 the newly built district down in Trier assigned and the mayor Dockweiler managed.

After the Second World War , the communities of Dreis and Brück within the French occupation zone became part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 590
1835 646
1871 629
1905 695
1939 827
1950 855
1961 840
year Residents
1970 868
1987 872
1997 943
2005 945
2011 868
2017 834


Merger of the municipalities of Dreis and Brück

In a letter dated August 28, 1968, the Daun district and city administration informed the district office in Daun: “The draft of a fourth law on administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate, which is available in the state parliament and which has already been discussed in the first reading, provides for the local area Incorporation u. a. of the places ... Dockweiler, Dreis and possibly also Brück vor “. The municipal administration Dockweiler was in their community planning on a merger of the municipalities and Dockweiler Dreis, possibly very interested with bridge and Betteldorf. Despite intensive efforts to merge these four places, no agreement could be reached, so that the whole matter failed due to many counter-arguments and different opinions.

On April 20, 1969, the Mainz Interior Ministry published a decree on the formation of association communities in the administrative districts of Koblenz and Trier . The District Office of Daun passed the decree within the district of Daun (since January 1, 2007 district of Vulkaneifel ) to the municipalities belonging to the association. a. the target planning to assign the municipality of Brück to the association municipality of Kelberg in the future . This rejected the citizenship as well as the municipal council.

On May 19, 1970, the Dreis local council decided on the two alternatives:

  • Dissolution of both communities and formation of a new community from the previous communities of Dreis and Brück;
  • Incorporation of the municipality of Brück into the municipality of Dreis;

The citizenry of Brück decided with 99.33% to merge with Dreis, but the name Brück should be continued.

On May 22, 1970, the municipal council and the Daun city council as well as 16 neighboring municipalities approved the target planning for the formation of new municipalities. The resolution on the merger was passed on to the Trier district government in a positive manner.

On June 26, 1970, the Brück municipal administration declared in letters of the same name to various political addressees that they extremely regretted the planned assignment of the Brück municipality to the Kelberg association against the will of the municipal council and the population. On August 5, 1970, Brück finally lodged a constitutional complaint with the Constitutional Court .

On December 20, 1973, the municipality of Brück was dissolved and incorporated into the municipality of Dreis with effect from March 16, 1974. In February 1974, the two municipal councils of Dreis and Brück decided on a dispute agreement and the incorporation of the municipality of Brück.

On August 15, 1977, the Trier district government gave the local community of Dreis the new name "Dreis-Brück". Attribution came into effect on September 1, 1977.

Municipal council

The municipal council in Dreis-Brück consists of twelve council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the local council:

choice CDU Flat share total
2019 5 7th 12 seats
2014 by majority vote 12 seats

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Dreis-Brück
Blazon : “In a red shield head three golden roses with red clusters. Underneath in silver a black arched bridge with two pillars, above a blue two-bowl fountain with a split, blue water jet. "

The coat of arms was designed by Friedbert Wißkirchen. In 1986, the Trier district government granted permission to use the municipal coat of arms.

Justification of the coat of arms: The shield head refers to the historical past of the local community. The formerly independent places Dreis and Brück originally belonged to the Counts of Manderscheid as owners of the Kerpen estate ; this later passed to the dukes of Arenberg due to an inheritance division . The Dukes of Arenberg had three roses in their seal. The coat of arms colors of the Counts of Manderscheid are gold and red. The black arch bridge in the lower part of the coat of arms is supposed to symbolize the place name Brück. The two-bowl fountain above it indicates the hot spring ("Drees"), from which the district of Dreis owes its name. The representation of the fountain also documents that in Dreis there is the "Vulkania spring", a state-approved healing spring.

Old house names

Many older houses in Dreis-Brück have names that no longer have anything to do with the current owners . Some of the names come from the names and professions of previous residents. But also through the use of the respective building . The names also came about through various events.


Dreis-Brück is the residence of the well-known crime writer Jacques Berndorf . His alter ego Siggi Baumeister , the fictional protagonist of his Eifel crime novels, also lives in Dreis-Brück. Therefore, the action of many of his Eifel crime novels takes place in the vicinity of this place.


  • Dieter Schewe: Dreis Castle in the middle of the Eifel - 700 years watch over ponds and Ahbach. Sinzig 2004, ISBN 3-9809438-1-X (historical background and an extensive bibliography).

See also

Web links

Commons : Dreis-Brück  - 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. 110 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 501 ff.
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. a b Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 162, 186 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  7. Local and community coats of arms are back in. 1988 home yearbook of the Vulkaneifel district