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Coordinates: 50 ° 26 '  N , 7 ° 15'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Brohl valley
Height : 284 m above sea level NHN
Area : 11.46 km 2
Residents: 590 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 51 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56653
Area code : 02636
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 205
Association administration address: Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website :
Local Mayor : Manfred Hürter
Location of the local community of Glees in the Ahrweiler district
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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Glees is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Brohltal community , which has its administrative headquarters in Niederzissen .


Glees is located in the valley of the Gleeser Bach in the Eifel , two kilometers northwest of the Laacher See , the largest nature reserve in Rhineland-Palatinate. Glees heard as living space , the Abbey Maria Laach . The municipality is located in the conservation area "Rhein-Ahr-Eifel".


Until the end of the 18th century, Glees belonged to the Burgbrohl lordship , which was last owned by the Barons von Bourscheid zu Burgbrohl.

Statistics on population development

The development of the population of the municipality of Glees, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 185
1835 239
1871 547
1905 434
1939 572
1950 623
year Residents
1961 632
1970 613
1987 533
2005 590
2011 580
2017 595


Municipal council

The municipal council in Glees consists of twelve council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice CDU FWG total
2019 5 7th 12 seats
2014 5 7th 12 seats
2009 4th 8th 12 seats
2004 4th 8th 12 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Glees / Maria Laach e. V.


Manfred Hürter (FWG) became mayor of Glees in 1999. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office for a further five years with a share of 61.11% of the votes.


One of the sights is the Maria Laach Benedictine Abbey, founded in 1093 . The abbey and the Laacher See area are visited by around two million day tourists every year. This means that tourism is of great importance to the local community. The abbey is home to the St. Winfried Natural History Museum with an extensive collection of animals from all over the world. There is also a large collection of stones and minerals from the Laacher See area. Glees and the Maria Laach district have a well-marked network of hiking trails. These run predominantly in the nature reserves Laacher See and Dachsbusch .

The community center in Glees was expanded in 1998 and stands events of clubs and the local municipality.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Glees

Web links

Commons : Glees  - 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. 10 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, 2nd volume: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 537.
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved November 23, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections .
  6. Manfred Hürter is running again as mayor for Glees. In: Blick Aktuell. Krupp Verlags GmbH, Sinzig, March 26, 2019, accessed on August 3, 2020 .
  7. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Brohltal, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved August 3, 2020 .