|Height :||225 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||5.87 km²|
|Residents :||1006 (June 30, 2018)|
|Population density :||171 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st August 1969|
|Postal code :||53343|
|Area code :||02225|
Fritzdorf, aerial photo (2016)
Fritzdorf is one of 13 districts of the municipality of Wachtberg in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia , right on the border with Rhineland-Palatinate . Until the local reorganization in 1969, Fritzdorf was a municipality belonging to the Meckenheim district in what was then the district of Bonn .
Together with the localities of Adendorf with Klein Villip and Arzdorf , the locality has a special position in the municipality. Except for these three localities, the municipality of Wachtberg has the Bonn area code (0228). Adendorf, Klein Villip, Arzdorf and Fritzdorf have the Meckenheim area code (02225). They belonged to the Meckenheim office until 1969 (originally "Office Adendorf in Meckenheim"), while the rest of the community formed the " Office Villip in Berkum".
Geographically, the area around Fritzdorf belongs to the Voreifel , but the first heights of the Eifel and the Ahr Mountains are not far away. The Arzdorfer Bach rises in Fritzdorf , then Godesberger Bach from Gudenau Castle . The Swist lowland is located southeast of the village .
Fritzdorf is located on the southern edge of the Cologne Bay in the Rhineland Nature Park (Kottenforst), about 20 km from Bonn . The spa town of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler is 9 km southeast and the town of Remagen is 13 km east . Known for the Ludendorff Bridge, which was blown up in World War II .
Neighboring places and communities
The following places border on Fritzdorf. They are named clockwise , starting in the north and all belong to the Rhineland-Palatinate district of Ahrweiler with the exception of Adendorf , Arzdorf , Berkum and Werthhoven , which is in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia :
Arzdorf, Berkum, Werthhoven, Niederich, Oeverich, Beller, Ringen, Böllingen, Vettelhoven, Eckendorf , Adendorf
First documentary mention
On December 11th, 770 Fritzdorf was evidently mentioned for the first time in a document. Fritzdorf was called Frigbodesdorph at the time it was first mentioned , but was written in the heading of the corresponding document Frigbodesdorphe. The original of the certificate was written in Latin and has been lost. A copy is contained in the list of documents and goods of the Lorsch Monastery, the Lorsch Codex , which was written down in 1175 and created in 1190 . The country of origin of the village founders was in Aquitaine near Poitiers .
Duke Wilhelm V of Jülich in Fritzdorf
After the last Count of Neuenahr died in 1545, Wilhelm V of Jülich, known as Wilhelm the Rich, who had risen to become Duke , immediately set about incorporating the County of Neuenahr into his Duchy . As a result, he paid a brief visit to Fritzdorf on April 10, 1546.
The plague epidemic had raged in the Ahr region for weeks . On July 26, 1597, the Fritzdorf pastor Anno Bessenich was also a victim of the epidemic. Since 1574 he had headed the Fritzdorf parish office. Anno Bessenich was born in 1530 and ordained a priest in 1553 . From 1564 to 1572 he held the parish office in Krefeld before he was prior of the Steinfeld monastery from 1572 to 1574 . The abbot of the monastery then made Bessenich pastor in Fritzdorf in 1574.
Air raid in World War II
On February 4, 1945 a hail of fire bombs rained down on Fritzdorf. 25 barns, stables and sheds burned abundantly. Houses were hit several times without a fire breaking out. Around 10 p.m. you noticed that the top of the church tower was burning and the fire was slowly eating its way down. Even the Meckenheim volunteer fire brigade that had rushed up could no longer save anything.
Fritzdorfer gold cup
On November 11, 1954, the Fritzdorf farmer Heinrich Sonntag found a small beaker made of pure gold , one of the most significant finds in the Rhineland, on his beet field located about 1000 meters southwest of the Fritzdorf Church not far from the windmill .
The site was covered with deciduous forest 3500 years ago and certainly not inhabited. At that time, a maximum of 50 to 100 people lived in the entire municipality of Wachtberg. The cup was about 50 cm below the floor. This is remarkable because about 3500 years ago the site was one to two meters underground. It is also questionable why this place was chosen to bury the gold cup. Ironically in a remote area, in a district from which no finds were known at all. If it was a question of a sacrifice, the assumption is that there was a cult site in the area. The cup was recovered in a clay pot and was probably deliberately buried. It weighs 221 grams and it fits almost exactly one liter. Cups of this design come from Mycenaean Greece and made their way to Central and Western Europe.
Reorganization of the community of Wachtberg
On July 1, 1969, the communities of Adendorf, Arzdorf and Fritzdorf were dissolved from Meckenheim and added to the area community of Wachtberg. This happened against the will of the Fritzdorf population. In an unofficial citizen survey carried out by the local association of the CDU , 94% of those questioned were in favor of remaining in the association of the Meckenheim office. Nonetheless, neither the state government nor the responsible community bodies changed the path taken to assign them to the community of Wachtberg. For example, the Fritzdorf community representatives allowed themselves to be slammed into the Wachtberg community by law in order to give the population the impression that joining the Wachtberg community was not voluntary.
The Fritzdorfer School is demolished
In the spring of 1980 the old Fritzdorfer school was demolished. The school had been empty for a long time. In addition to the school, there were other buildings such as B. the fire station . Today there is the Fritzdorfer Dorfplatz.
Source: State Office for Statistics and ADV Statistics
- 1851–1858: Johann Sonntag
- 1858–1867: Anton Schmitt
- 1867–1893: Peter Josef Cremerius
- 1893–1918: Karl Josef Kläser Se. ( Center Party )
- 1918–1920: Johann Wilbert Sonntag (Center Party)
- 1920–1929: Johann Josef Kläser (Center Party)
- 1929–1938: Josef Kündgen (Center Party)
- 1938–1945: Josef Drodten (Center Party)
- 1945–1959: Peter Hardt ( CDU )
- 1959–1961: Karl Josef Kläser Jr. (CDU)
- 1961–1969: Heinrich Netterscheidt (CDU)
Since the reorganization of the municipality of Wachtberg in 1969, the municipality has only one mayor who is responsible for the entire municipality.
Chairwoman of the local representative in Fritzdorf since 1969.
- 1969–1975: Heinrich Netterscheidt ( CDU )
- 1975–1976: Dieter Karrenbauer (CDU)
- 1976–1997: Peter Schmitz (CDU)
- 1997–2009: Karl-Heinz Häger (CDU)
- since 2009: Joachim Heinrich (CDU)
Evangelical parish of Wachtberg
The Protestant population in Fritzdorf traditionally belongs to the Protestant parish of Meckenheim.
Catholic parish of St. Marien Wachtberg
The parish of St. Georg was an independent parish in the deanery Meckenheim-Rheinbach in the Archdiocese of Cologne until December 31, 2009 . It rose in the parish of St. Marien Wachtberg . St. Marien Wachtberg has been a parish of the Rhein-Sieg district dean's office since 2017 .
Fritzdorf has two sports clubs. The most successful sports club is the TTC Fritzdorf . The women's division plays in the regional table tennis league. SV Rheinwacht Fritzdorf played for many years in the regional soccer league C and D, but has not been involved in games for a few years.
Economy and Infrastructure
The bus routes 848, 853 and 857 connect Fritzdorf with Bad Godesberg , Mehlem , Meckenheim, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and Remagen. The nearest train stations are in the east Bad Godesberg , Mehlem , Rolandseck , Remagen , in the west Meckenheim and in the south Bad Neuenahr and Ahrweiler.
The following schools and kindergartens are located in Fritzdorf:
- the Fritzdorf elementary school, demolished in 1980
- cath. Fritzdorf Kindergarten
Sons and daughters of Fritzdorf
- Johann Fasbender (1796–1831) became known as the Strangler von Alfter
- Peter Schmitz (* 1929), Honorary Mayor of the Wachtberg community
Personalities related to Fritzdorf
- Wilhelm the Rich (1516–1592), Duke of Jülich-Kleve-Berg
- Wilhelm von der Leyen (1650–1722), owner of Adendorf Castle
- Johannes Adenauer (1873–1937), German pastor, brother of Konrad Adenauer, lived in Fritzdorf
- Konrad Wünsche (1928–2012), teacher and book author, lived in Fritzdorf
- Population municipality of Wachtberg (as of July 31, 2018)
- Additions based on the information sign on the cup in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Bonn
- Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
- Official Journal of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Item 1, January 1, 2010, No. 37