|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Cochem cell|
|Association municipality :||Kaisersesch|
|Height :||350 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||6.17 km 2|
|Residents:||801 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||130 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56761|
|Area code :||02653|
|License plate :||COC, ZEL|
|Community key :||07 1 35 043|
|LOCODE :||DE KA2|
|Association administration address:||Am Römerturm 2
|Local Mayor :||Gerhard Mieden|
|Location of the local community Kaifenheim in the district of Cochem-Zell|
Kaifenheim is seven kilometers east of the city of Kaisersesch and nine kilometers southwest of the city of Polch, just east of the federal highway 48 . The village extends over a sloping terrain from the north ( Erfist hill ) to the south to Brohlbach and includes altitudes between and . In terms of nature , the community area in the Eastern Moselle Eifel , which is around 60% agricultural, with the main town can still be largely assigned to the Kaisersescher Eifelrand , the area to the north of it to the Elz Valley . The Elzbach also forms the northern boundary of the municipality. The Kaifenheimermühle residential area on Brohlbach belongs to Kaifenheim .
Kaifenheim was first mentioned in a document on August 13, 1005 as "Kiuenheim quoque in pago Meinuelt et comitatu Bethelini", when King Heinrich II gave various goods to the Adalbertstift in Aachen . On August 20, 1051, Emperor Heinrich III. the donation of goods to “Cheiuenheim” or “Cheuenich” made by Queen Richeza of Poland to the Brauweiler Abbey .
Up to the end of the 18th century Kaifenheim belonged to the rulers of Kurtrier and was assigned to the high court of Klotten in the office of Cochem . In the Trier fire book from 1563 there were 36 fireplaces (households) in Kaifenheim ( Kaiffenheim ), in 1684 there were only 20.
In 1794 French revolutionary troops annexed the Left Bank of the Rhine , from 1798 to 1814 Kaifenheim ( Kaiffenheim ) belonged to the canton of Kaisersesch in the Koblenz arrondissement of the Rhine-Mosel department . The municipal council (Kaifenheimer community representative in the Mairie Kaisersesch) was the citizen Kahn. There was a school teacher in the village.
Due to the resolutions at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, the municipality of Kaifenheim became part of the mayor's office in Kaisersesch in the Cochem district , which belonged to the new administrative district of Koblenz and from 1822 to the Rhine province .
In 1841 four workers lost their lives while building what is now the parish church. In 1944 a British bomber crashed in Kaifenheim.
The spelling of the place name has changed again and again over the centuries:
- Kievenheim (in the Middle Ages ), Kavenheim, Kevenheim,
- Kewenheim, Keyfenheim, Keiffenheim, Kaiffenheim
- Statistics on population development
The development of the population of Kaifenheim, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
- Happy New Beer: On the second weekend in January, the "Happy New Beer" festival takes place in the community hall. Organized and performed by the glam punk'n'roll band CatEaters.
- Wash house festival: The wash house festival takes place on the 2nd weekend in August at the village fountain (Kapellenstrasse). Organized and carried out by the local associations.
- Fair: On the 2nd weekend in September the traditional fair takes place in the community hall. Organized and carried out by the local associations.
- Theater: The theater association Kaifenheim e. V. leads on three weekends in November and December, a comedy in which in Kaifenheimer Platt is listed.
- TSG-Fest: One of the largest bachelor parties in the region takes place on December 23rd. Organized and carried out by the Trink Sport Gruppe Kaifenheim e. V.
- Website of the local community Kaifenheim
- Local community Kaifenheim on the website of the Kaisersesch association
- Literature about Kaifenheim in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 34 (PDF; 3 MB).
- Theodor Joseph Lacomblet : Document book for the history of the Lower Rhine , Volume 1, Düsseldorf 1840, p. 89, document 144 ( Google Books )
- Theodor Joseph Lacomblet: Document Book for the History of the Lower Rhine , Volume 1, Düsseldorf 1840, p. 117, Certificate 186 ( Google Books )
- Philipp de Lorenzi: Contributions to the history of all parishes of the Diocese of Trier . Bischöfliches General-Vicariate, Trier 1887, p. 237 ( www.dilibri.de )
- Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine Province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, pp. 117, 146.
- Handbook for the residents of the Rhine-Mosel Department , Koblenz: Prefecture-Buchdruckerey, 1808, p. 65 ( www.dilibri.de )
- Topographical-statistical overview of the government district of Coblenz , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1843, p. 38 ( www.dilibri.de )
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .