Ettringen (Eifel)

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Coat of arms of the local community Ettringen
Ettringen (Eifel)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Ettringen highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 22 ′  N , 7 ° 13 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mayen-Koblenz
Association municipality : Vordereifel
Height : 400 m above sea level NHN
Area : 9.17 km 2
Residents: 2732 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 298 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56729
Area code : 02651
License plate : MYK, MY
Community key : 07 1 37 025
Association administration address: Kelberger Strasse 26
56727 Mayen
Website :
Local Mayor : Werner Spitzley ( CDU )
Location of the local community Ettringen in the district of Mayen-Koblenz

Ettringen is a municipality in the Mayen-Koblenz district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Vordereifel , which has its administrative headquarters in Mayen .

Ettringen, view from the south-southeast from the Bellerberg . In the background (from left): Hochsimmer , Sulzbusch and Hochstein

Geographical location

Ettringen is located on the eastern edge of the High Eifel around 3 km (as the crow flies ) northeast of Mayen . It lies between the mountains Hochsimmer ( 587.9  m above sea  level ) in the west-northwest, Hochstein ( 562.5  m above sea level ) in the north and Ettringer Bellerberg (also: "Ettringer Bellberg"; 427.5  m above sea level) ) in the south.

The Hochsimmerturm observation tower is located on Ettringen's local mountain, Hochsimmer , from which, when the weather permits , the Cologne Cathedral can also be seen. The Hochstein is known for the legendary Hochstein Cave . The Bellerberg is worth seeing because of its crater landscape.


Ettringite , a mineral of volcanic origin, is named after its place of discovery, Ettringen. Ettringen is the only place in Germany where the mineral Kinoshitalith has been found so far.


  • Archaeological finds point back to a settlement in the time of the Romans and Celts .
  • Ettringen is mentioned for the first time in 1189, specifically in connection with a Heinrich von Ethrich (Ettringen), one of the bailiffs of the Brodenheim court (in a document from Archbishop Philip I of Heinsberg concerning a contract with Abbot Heinrich von St. Pantaleon in Cologne the governors of this court).
  • In 1366 a pastor of Ettringen, namely Pastor Winand, is mentioned for the first time.
  • In the Middle Ages Ettringen was one of 14 villages in Pellenz
  • In the middle of the 19th century ore mining and the stone industry ( basalt lava and tuff ) developed.


Municipal council

The council in Ettringen consists of 20 council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU total
2019 by majority vote 20 seats
2014 8th 12 20 seats
2009 9 11 20 seats
2004 9 11 20 seats


Werner Spitzley (CDU) became the local mayor of Ettringen in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for another five years with a share of the vote of 69.21%.

Partner communities


  • Basalt lava pit fields and tuff pits on the state road "L 82".
  • The historic Lay , also Ettringer Lay , where one of the three lava flows of the Bellerberg volcano was deposited 200,000 years ago, has been included in the volcano park project of the Mayen-Koblenz district . You can see excavation pits (Lay) up to 30 m deep, basalt columns and old electric cranes (Lay cranes). The basalt walls are used by climbers (mountaineers); a section of the German Alpine Club looks after the site.
  • Lookout tower Hochsimmerturm on the local mountain Hochsimmer

See also: List of cultural monuments in Ettringen


  • Alfons Lauermann (1924–1991), politician and member of the state parliament of the CDU


Web links

Commons : Ettringen (Eifel)  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Vordereifel, Verbandsgemeinde, eighth line of results. Retrieved February 12, 2020 .
  4. Elvira Bell: Proven team: Trio remains at Ettringen's top. Rhein-Zeitung, June 28, 2019, accessed on February 11, 2020 .