Gönnersdorf (near Bad Breisig)

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Gönnersdorf (near Bad Breisig)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 29 ′  N , 7 ° 16 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Bad Breisig
Height : 144 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.04 km 2
Residents: 638 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 127 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53498
Area code : 02633
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 025
Association administration address: Bachstrasse 11
53498 Bad Breisig
Website : www.goennersdorf-aw.de
Local Mayor : Andreas Heuser ( CDU )
Location of the local community Gönnersdorf 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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St. Stephanus Gönnersdorf St. Stephanus, Metternich Altar
St. Stephanus Gönnersdorf
St. Stephanus, Metternich Altar

Gönnersdorf is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Bad Breisig community .


Gönnersdorf is located on state road 87 about five kilometers from the Rhine and about three kilometers from the neighboring town of Waldorf . The Vinxtbach flows through the village and the Herchenberg rises about a kilometer to the south, an extinct volcano that has almost completely disappeared today due to slag mining. The Frauenbergerhof, Martinshof and Eichenhof residential areas belong to Gönnersdorf .


Today's Gönnersdorf was mentioned for the first time as "Guntersdorp" in a document from Archbishop Philipp von Heinsberg of Cologne in 1187. Another document in the brotherhood book of the Michaelskapelle in Münstermaifeld from 1216, where their possessions were listed, also mentions " Guntersdorp ”. The abbess of Essen had chosen the Frauenbergerhof as her summer residence.

Countless documents have been lost in the turmoil of millennia and centuries. It cannot be ruled out that Gönnersdorf is much older than documents show today. Gönnersdorf has St. Stephen as the first church patron . From this it can be concluded that a Christian community already lived here in Roman times. The Trinity Chapel on the Frauenberg also provides information on earlier life in Gönnersdorf. In the chapel there is still a relief of the Most Holy Trinity with St. Catherine at the feet. In addition to Stephen as the first saint of the church, St. Catherine of Alexandria is the second saint of the parish church in Gönnersdorf. This is also an indication that Gönnersdorf is significantly older than the above documents show. The tower and choir of the Gönnersdorf church are early Gothic, so probably built before 1300.

The Romans had made the Vinxtbach the border between Lower and Upper Germany. The Limes begins opposite its confluence with the Rhine. The Vinxtbach later became the border between the Archbishopric of Cologne and Trier on the left bank of the Rhine. Since the Stephanus Church is built on the southern side of the brook, the local community (almost) always belonged to the Archdiocese of Trier.


Municipal council

The council in Gönnersdorf consists of twelve 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 FWG total
2019 - 7th 5 12 seats
2014 - 7th 5 12 seats
2009 - 7th 5 12 seats
2004 1 6th 5 12 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Verbandsgemeinde Bad Breisig e. V.


Andreas Heuser became mayor of Gönnersdorf on October 21, 2019. Since both the direct election on May 26, 2019 and the repeat election on August 25, 2019, the individual applicants did not achieve the required majority of votes, Heuser's election was carried out by the council in accordance with the municipal regulations.

Heuser's predecessor Martin Braun had held the office for over 15 years.


The church of St. Stephen was built at the end of the 13th century and renovated in 1733 due to dilapidation. A sacristy was added around 1830. Special features in the interior of the church are a baptismal font made of basalt, a stone pulpit in the late Gothic style, a high altar made of wood, the side altar made of white marble from 1630, and wooden figures of the two church patrons St. Stephen and St. Catherine of Alexandria . St. Stephanus is the baptistery of the Rhenish noble family von Metternich .


The local football club FC Rhenania Gönnersdorf 1911 e. V. celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. The first team plays in the 2015/2016 season in the district league center, the second highest division of the Rhineland Football Association .


The easiest way to get to Gönnersdorf is by car. Either from the direction of Bad Breisig via the L 87, which branches off the federal highway 9 , or from the direction of Niederzissen from the federal highway 61 (Niederzissen exit) via the L 82 to Waldorf and the L 87 to Gönnersdorf. Optionally, you can also take the VRM bus number 801 , which only stops in Gönnersdorf on weekdays and until 8:20 pm at the latest.

Web links

Commons : Gönnersdorf  - 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. 9 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  4. ^ A b Nicolaj Meyer: Andreas Heuser becomes the new mayor: Gönnersdorf saved from external administration. In: Rhein-Zeitung. Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, October 22, 2019, accessed on July 21, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bad Breisig, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved July 21, 2020 .