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Municipality Wachtberg
Coordinates: 50 ° 38 ′ 11 "  N , 7 ° 8 ′ 40"  E
Height : 182 m above sea level NHN
Residents : 854  (Jul 31, 2018)
Incorporation : 1st August 1969
Postal code : 53343
Area code : 0228
Gimmersdorf, aerial photo (2016)
Gimmersdorf, aerial photo (2016)

Gimmersdorf is part of the municipality of Wachtberg in the Rhein-Sieg district in North Rhine-Westphalia . The district has 854 inhabitants.


Wonderfully country belonged to the village by the end of the 18th century as part of the Castle County Drachenfels to the Electorate of Cologne .

Gimmersdorf as a place was first mentioned on January 2, 970. Archbishop Gero of Cologne gave the Ingermarestorp country complex to the Gerresheim monastery . This name changed several times in the following years. In the 9th century the noble lady Gerhilde had a wooden church built as "Gerhilde Matrona" in Oberbachem , a neighboring town. The descendants of Gerhilde can be traced in Gimmersdorf until 1268. Gimmersdorf was part of the so-called Oberbachem expansion settlements. The name Gerhilde could indicate the later name Germarestorp, also Germersthor or Germanestorp, (1163). It is more likely, however, that the name goes back to a settler from the Gründerzeit (village of Germar). When the canon Alexander v. Manderscheid transferred his estate in Gimmersdorf to the Siegburg Abbey in 1283, it was called Girmirstorp (1331), then Girmerstorp, until it became Gimmersdorf. In 1670 Gimmersdorf comprised 19 houses. The oldest building in Gimmersdorf dates from 1611. Further interesting details about Gimmersdorf can be found in the village chronicle "From Ingermarestorp to Gimmersdorf".

On August 1, 1969 , the previously independent community of Gimmersdorf with an area of ​​approx. 262  hectares was incorporated into Wachtberg , which was newly created on the same date as part of the municipal reorganization of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

In 2016, the Wachtberg municipal council decided on a village interior development concept (DIEK) for the Gimmersdorf district, which was drawn up by the Institute for Regional Management with the participation of citizens and local associations. The core idea is the traffic-calmed design of the village combined with the establishment of new, social functions. This concept is to be implemented from 2019, as the bypass road will be opened to traffic at that time.

Web links

Commons : Gimmersdorf  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b Population figures for the municipality of Wachtberg (as of July 31, 2018)
  2. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, 2nd volume: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 61.
  3. Heiner Pilger: "From Ingermarestorp to Gimmersdorf" . Ed .: Home and Citizens' Association "Gimmersdorf Aktiv eV" 2007/2019 edition. S. 23 .
  4. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 83 .
  5. Village interior development concept (DIEK). Wachtberg community, accessed on July 31, 2019.