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Coordinates: 50 ° 15 '  N , 7 ° 14'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
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
Association administration address: Am Römerturm 2
56759 Kaisersesch
Website : www.kaifenheim.de
Local Mayor : Gerhard Mieden
Location of the local community Kaifenheim in the district of Cochem-Zell
Kalenborn (bei Kaisersesch) Eppenberg (Eifel) Laubach (Eifel) Leienkaul Müllenbach (bei Mayen) Hauroth Urmersbach Masburg Düngenheim Kaisersesch Landkern Illerich Eulgem Hambuch Gamlen Zettingen Kaifenheim Brachtendorf Ulmen (Eifel) Alflen Auderath Filz (Eifel) Wollmerath Schmitt Büchel (Eifel) Wagenhausen (Eifel) Gillenbeuren Gevenich Weiler (bei Ulmen) Lutzerath Bad Bertrich Urschmitt Kliding Beuren (Eifel) Moselkern Müden (Mosel) Treis-Karden Lütz Lieg Roes Möntenich Forst (Eifel) Dünfus Brohl Binningen (Eifel) Wirfus Brieden Kail Pommern (Mosel) Briedel Altlay Peterswald-Löffelscheid Haserich Sosberg Forst (Hunsrück) Altstrimmig Reidenhausen Mittelstrimmig Blankenrath Panzweiler Walhausen Schauren (bei Blankenrath) Tellig Hesweiler Liesenich Moritzheim Grenderich Zell (Mosel) Neef Bullay Sankt Aldegund Alf (Mosel) Pünderich Greimersburg Klotten Faid Dohr Bremm Bruttig-Fankel Senheim Nehren (Mosel) Ediger-Eller Mesenich Valwig Ernst (Mosel) Beilstein (Mosel) Ellenz-Poltersdorf Briedern Cochem Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreismap
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Kaifenheim is a municipality in the Eifel in the Rhineland-Palatinate district of Cochem-Zell . It belongs to the Kaisersesch association.


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 340  m above sea level. NHN and 375  m above sea level NHN . 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 borders (clockwise) on the local communities Kehrig , Gering , Kollig (all districts of Mayen-Koblenz ), Roes , Brachtendorf , Zettingen and Gamlen .


Kaifenheim, St. Nicholas
Kaifenheim, Wendelinus Chapel

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 .

In 1336 Kaifenheim was raised to an independent parish by the Archbishop of Trier, Baldwin of Luxembourg . Before that, Kaifenheim was subordinate to the mother church in Hambuch .

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 municipality of Kaifenheim has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 , since 1968 it has belonged to the Kaisersesch association and since 1969 to the Cochem-Zell district .

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

Keiffenheim still appears as a family name in the Mayen area .

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 322
1835 492
1871 554
1905 560
1939 646
1950 637
year Residents
1961 565
1970 628
1987 657
2005 836
2011 816
2017 821

Municipal council

The municipal council in Kaifenheim consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019Template: future / in 3 years in a majority vote, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

Regular events

  • 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.

See also

Web links

Commons : Kaifenheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ A b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .
  3. 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).
  4. ^ Theodor Joseph Lacomblet : Document book for the history of the Lower Rhine , Volume 1, Düsseldorf 1840, p. 89, document 144 ( Google Books )
  5. ^ Theodor Joseph Lacomblet: Document Book for the History of the Lower Rhine , Volume 1, Düsseldorf 1840, p. 117, Certificate 186 ( Google Books )
  6. ^ 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 )
  7. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine Province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, pp. 117, 146.
  8. Handbook for the residents of the Rhine-Mosel Department , Koblenz: Prefecture-Buchdruckerey, 1808, p. 65 ( www.dilibri.de )
  9. ^ Topographical-statistical overview of the government district of Coblenz , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1843, p. 38 ( www.dilibri.de )
  10. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved July 30, 2019 .