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|County :||Eifel district Bitburg-Prüm|
|Association municipality :||South Eifel|
|Height :||194 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||4.18 km 2|
|Residents:||74 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||18 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||54675|
|Area code :||06566|
|License plate :||BIT, PRÜ|
|Community key :||07 2 32 042|
|Association administration address:||Pestalozzistraße 7
|Local Mayor :||Franz Josef Wenzel|
|Location of the local community Gentingen in the Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm|
Gentingen is located on the border with Luxembourg on the eastern bank of the Our . After Roth an der Our in the north is three kilometers after Körperich in the Northeast and also Niedersgegen the east about four kilometers. Ammeldingen an der Our is located about two kilometers southeast . The places Bettendorf (6 km southwest) and Bettel (4 km northwest) can be found on Luxembourg territory .
Gentingen was first mentioned on May 6, 1096 as Gemtinga in a document of protection from Pope Alexander II for the Echternach Abbey. Pope Viktor IV confirmed the ownership on June 9, 1161, and in 1282 the place appears as Gemptingen .
Gentingen belonged to the Luxembourgish county Vianden became French in 1795 and belonged to the department of forests . As a result of the resolutions at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the former Luxembourg area east of the Sauer and Our rivers was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia , which Gentingen administered through the mayorry of Körperich in the Bitburg district. After the First World War, the place was temporarily occupied by the French . In December 1944, as part of the Ardennes offensive, a temporary bridge was built over the Our in a very short time (about 50 meters from the church); today there is a pedestrian crossing with an information board. Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate . Since 1970 Gentingen has belonged to the community of Neuerburg , which was merged into the community of Southern Eifel on July 1, 2014 .
- Statistics on population development
The development of the population of Gentingen, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
Culture and sights
- Gentingen has the single-nave church of St. John the Baptist with a Romanesque choir tower. It dates from the 17th century. The tower was repaired in 1710 and a sacristy was added in the 19th century. The three baroque altars inside are from the 18th century, the main altar showing John the Baptist with servant Isidore on one side and an angel pulling a plow on the other.
- There are several hiking routes in and around Gentingen.
- Annual fair or parish fair is celebrated on the last weekend in May.
See also: List of cultural monuments in Gentingen
Economy and Infrastructure
The place is traditionally agricultural, but a local campsite also promotes tourism.
Gentingen is connected to Mettendorf and Körperich by a bus line .
- To search for cultural goods of the local community Gentingen in the database of cultural goods in the Trier region .
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 99 (PDF; 3 MB).
- Heinrich Beyer : Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch , Volume I, Coblenz: Hölscher, 1860, p. 427 ( Certificate 269 )
- Heinrich Beyer: Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch , Volume I, Coblenz: Hölscher, 1860, p. 683 ( Certificate 622 )
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved August 6, 2019 .
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved August 6, 2019 .
- Gentingen Wallendorf hiking route in the Eifel. Retrieved February 1, 2018 .
- Gentingen hiking route in the Eifel. Retrieved February 1, 2018 .
- Gentingen campsite in the Eifel. Retrieved February 1, 2018 .