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Coat of arms of the local community Holzerath
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Coordinates: 49 ° 41 '  N , 6 ° 46'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Trier-Saarburg
Association municipality : Ruwer
Height : 427 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.79 km 2
Residents: 436 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 64 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54316
Area code : 06588
License plate : TR, SAB
Community key : 07 2 35 050
Association administration address: Untere Kirchstrasse 1
54320 Waldrach
Website : www.holzerath.de
Local Mayor : Friedbert Theis
Location of the local community Holzerath in the district of Trier-Saarburg
Luxemburg Saarland Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm Landkreis Birkenfeld Trier Bescheid (Hunsrück) Beuren (Hochwald) Damflos Geisfeld Grimburg Gusenburg Hermeskeil Hinzert-Pölert Naurath (Wald) Neuhütten (Hochwald) Rascheid Reinsfeld Züsch Baldringen Greimerath (bei Trier) Heddert Hentern Kell am See Lampaden Mandern Paschel Schillingen Schömerich Vierherrenborn Waldweiler Zerf Kanzem Konz Nittel Oberbillig Onsdorf Pellingen Tawern Temmels Wasserliesch Wawern (Saar) Wellen (Mosel) Wiltingen Bonerath Farschweiler Gusterath Gutweiler Herl Hinzenburg Holzerath Kasel (bei Trier) Korlingen Lorscheid Mertesdorf Morscheid Ollmuth Osburg Pluwig Riveris (Gemeinde) Schöndorf (an der Ruwer) Sommerau (an der Ruwer) Thomm Waldrach Ayl Fisch (Saargau) Freudenburg Irsch (bei Saarburg) Kastel-Staadt Kirf Mannebach (bei Saarburg) Merzkirchen Ockfen Palzem Saarburg Schoden Serrig Taben-Rodt Trassem Wincheringen Bekond Detzem Ensch Fell (Mosel) Föhren Kenn Klüsserath Köwerich Leiwen Longen Longuich Mehring (Mosel) Naurath (Eifel) Pölich Riol Schleich Schweich Thörnich Trittenheim Aach (bei Trier) Franzenheim Hockweiler Igel (Mosel) Kordel (Eifel) Langsur Newel Ralingen Trierweiler Welschbillig Zemmermap
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Holzerath ( Moselle Franconian : Holzröth ) is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Ruwer , which has its administrative headquarters in Waldrach .


Holzerath is located in the Osburger Hochwald and in the Saar-Hunsrück Nature Park .


The place was first mentioned in a document in 1265, its name suggests the emergence of a clearing settlement. Today's local community Schöndorf was mentioned in 1569 as the parish of Holzerath. After the Thirty Years' War , the place Holzerath almost disappeared, it only comprised three fireplaces (approx. 15 to 20 inhabitants); the population recovered again in the following decades. In 1788 the place had 99 inhabitants and after the French occupation in 1794 it belonged to the Mairie and later Prussian mayor of Schöndorf . Later, Holzerath came to the Irsch-Schöndorf office in Wilzenburg , in 1934 to the Waldrach office in Ruwer and in 1954 to the Ruwer office , which in 1968 became the Ruwer community . In 1953 the place received a school, which today houses the day care center. The 750th anniversary of the town was held as part of the St. Helena fair in August 2015.


436 people live in Holzerath with their main residence and 15 with secondary residence (as of December 31, 2019).

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

year Residents
1815 186
1835 226
1871 214
1905 222
1939 289
1950 326
year Residents
1961 354
1970 339
1987 400
1997 446
2005 460
2019 436


Municipal council

The municipality council in Holzerath consists of eight council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

Local mayor

  • until 2014: Herbert Marth
  • since 2014: Friedbert Theis, authorized signatory at a medium-sized company in Saarburg

coat of arms

Description of the coat of arms : "Under a silver shield head with Kurtrier cross , obliquely left divided by red over silver, above a golden crown, below a green beech leaf."

Until the end of the 18th century Holzerath belonged to the care Kell ( Amt Grimburg ) of the Electorate of Trier . Until 1563 the high judge was the elector of Trier. As an indication of this, the Electorate of Trier cross is in the head of the shield. Saint Helena has been the church and local patron since time immemorial . Her attribute, a golden crown, is in the middle part of the shield. The place name goes back in its second syllable -roth, -rath to the term clearing. For this and as an indication of the significant beech forests, there is a green beech leaf on the lower sign.

Culture and clubs

The volunteer fire brigade Holzerath, the Musikverein Holzerath, the Jugendring Holzerath and the TuS Holzerath are active in leisure and youth work .

The Roeds-Rock Open-Air-Festival at the Holzerather See am Grindelbach has been organized by the Jugendring Holzerath since 2007 .

Economy and Infrastructure

A number of small and medium-sized companies and a day-care center are located in Holzerath .

Holzerath is on the state road 146 (Schöndorf – Reinsfeld) and on the district road 56 in the direction of Bonerath.

See also

Web links

Commons : Holzerath  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ History of Holzerath
  3. ^ Community population statistics
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ Verbandsgemeinde Ruwer
  6. Website of the Roeds-Rock Open Air-Festival ( Memento of the original from August 24, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.roeds-rock.de