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Coat of arms of the city of Kaisersesch
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Coordinates: 50 ° 14 '  N , 7 ° 8'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Cochem cell
Association municipality : Kaisersesch
Height : 410 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.18 km 2
Residents: 3137 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 383 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56759
Area code : 02653
License plate : COC, ZEL
Community key : 07 1 35 045
Association administration address: Am Römerturm 2
56759 Kaisersesch
Website : www.stadt-kaisersesch.de
City Mayor : Gerhard Weber ( CDU )
Location of the city of Kaisersesch in the Cochem-Zell district
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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Historic town center, church

Kaisersesch is a town in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the Kaisersesch community , to which it also belongs. Kaisersesch is a nationally recognized tourist destination and designated as a basic center according to state planning .


The city of Kaisersesch is located on the edge of the Eifel , between the Eastern and Vulkaneifel around 12 kilometers north of the Moselle .


In addition to pre-Roman barrows in the Langheck forest area southwest of the city and a Roman cremation cemetery in the area of ​​today's Bahnhofstraße, the route of the Roman road between Andernach and Trier , the so-called “Roman Wall” in Langheck, which is still visible today , suggests earlier settlement activities.

Between 1051 and 1056 the place Esch was mentioned for the first time in deeds of donation, which are considered unsafe or falsified. Esch had been part of Kurtrier since 1294 as a place of jurisdiction and later the seat of the Kaisersesch office . During the Palatine War of Succession , the city was almost completely destroyed by the French in 1689. From 1794 Kaisersesch was under French rule , in 1815 the place was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Since 1946 it has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

In 1982, a reprocessing plant  (WAA) was planned between Hambuch and Illerich in the Pommerbachtal . After nine months, the German Society for the Reprocessing of Nuclear Fuels (DWK) withdrew all plans and the reprocessing plant in Wackersdorf (Bavaria) was to be built instead of Kaisersesch . In 1987, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate intended to build an incinerator for hazardous waste in the Kaisersesch industrial area . Here, too, the plan ultimately had to be abandoned because of the considerable resistance from the population.

City rights

The village of Esch, fortified by Archbishop Baldwin of Luxembourg in Trier, received market rights and other freedoms under Frankfurt city ​​law in 1321 from King Ludwig IV of Bavaria ( Roman-German Emperor from 1328) . These city rights were lost after the coalition wars and the French rule - nevertheless , the emperor, who was led soon after the city rights were granted (1339: Keysers-Esch ), remained in the place name. On November 22, 1997, Kaisersesch received its city rights back.

Jewish community

Kaisersesch Jewish cemetery

Jews have probably settled in Kaisersesch since the middle of the 19th century. In the 1930s, Düngenheim , Hambuch , Illerich and Müllenbach also belonged to the synagogue community . The size of the Jewish community was 31 in 1885, 29 in 1925, 50 in 1932 and 27 in 1939. It is not known when the local synagogue was occupied. In 1938 the prayer house on the corner of Koblenzerstrasse and Balduinstrasse was devastated, and later it was converted into a residential building. The Jewish cemetery "auf der Klopp" was occupied from 1920 to 1942 and is still preserved today.


Seal of the jury in Kaisersesch

City council

The city ​​council in Kaisersesch consists of 20 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary city ​​mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the city council:

choice SPD CDU UBL FWG total
2019 4th 10 6th - 20 seats
2014 4th 12 4th - 20 seats
2009 3 11 5 1 20 seats
2004 3 12 4th 1 20 seats
  • UBL = Independent Citizens List for Kaisersesch and VG Kaisersesch e. V.

City arms

Coat of arms of Kaisersesch
Blazon : "In silver a continuous red cross, in the first corner a six-pointed black star over a black crescent moon."
Crest Reason: The 1954 former town Kaisersesch from the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior awarded coat of arms is an old aldermen seal of kurtrierischen Office location Kaisersesch back from the 1502nd The cross refers to the Electorate of Trier and the symbols of the star and crescent, which are not infrequently represented in Rhenish seals, probably refer to a place of judgment, but perhaps also to a Marian patronage.


  • Roman road embankment in the Langheck (so-called "Römerwall"), partly identical to a medieval Landwehr .
  • The old stagecoach route via Landkern to Cochem is clearly recognizable in the area (south of the A 48, east of the L 98) and can be hiked.
  • Catholic parish church of St. Pankratius from 1898 to 1900 (architect Lambert von Fisenne ) with the city's landmark, the leaning church tower from the 14th century.
  • "Old prison" in the historic town center, former Kurtrierisches Amtshaus (Burgmannenhaus) with a medieval core, today a local museum.
  • The Depeschenreiterbrunnen built in 2000 on the Alte Postplatz is a reminder of the time of the postillions , stagecoaches, dispatch riders and the Thurn-und-Taxis'sche post station from 1725 in Kaisersesch. On top of the fountain is a bronze sculpture of a rider with a golden post horn. Coats of arms are all around the fountain bowl as a sign of the city's history, including a royal crown reminiscent of Queen Rizecha , who first mentioned the place Esch in a deed of donation from 1051-1056, the court coat of arms, first mentioned in 1554, and the city coat of arms.
  • At the station of the Way of St. James behind the church is the pilgrims' fountain, inaugurated in 2009 with a bronze sculpture. The figure represents a pilgrim who is resting, has taken off his shoes and is cooling his feet in the well water. It is the work of the Cologne-based sculptor Hans-Günther Obermaier (* 1943) from 2008.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Kaisersesch


Kaisersesch train stop

Kaisersesch has a stop on the Eifelquerbahn . DB Regio regional trains run between Kaisersesch and Andernach , with connections in Andernach in the direction of Cologne and Koblenz .

In the summer months, rail buses and steam trains were offered on the Eifelquerbahn via Ulmen (Eifel) and Daun to Gerolstein for several years . There was a connection to regional trains on the Eifel route to Cologne and Trier .

Kaisersesch is located directly on the federal motorway 48 and is crossed by the state road L 98 Mayen - Cochem . The stagecoach route ran via Landkern to Cochem.



The Bundeswehr training area was abandoned in March 2013.


Web links

Commons : Kaisersesch  - 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: My village, my city. Retrieved March 3, 2020 .
  3. ^ Heinrich Beyer, Leopold Eltester, Adam Goerz a. a .: Middle Rhine document book / document book on the history of the Middle Rhine territories now forming the Prussian administrative districts of Coblenz and Trier, Coblenz edition, 3 volumes 1860–1874. Volume 1, No. 335: “Emperor Heinrich III. confirms the donations made by Queen Richeza of Poland to the Brauweiler Abbey. 1051, July 18th. "And Volume 1, No. 343:" Queen Richeza of Poland describes the goods she donated to the Brauweiler Abbey. 1056. "
  4. Dieter Junker: Against the "WAAhnsinn": Nine months that moved the Eifel. In: Rhein-Zeitung. March 13, 2012, accessed July 14, 2017 .
  5. ^ Entry on Kaisersesch city fortifications in the " KuLaDig " database of the Rhineland Regional Council , accessed on July 14, 2017.
  6. State Main Archive Koblenz, 1A 3001
  7. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 187 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  8. Entry on the Kaisersesch synagogue (prayer house "Judenschule", today residential building) in the database " KuLaDig " of the Rhineland Regional Association , accessed on July 14, 2017.
  9. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  10. The city arms. Kaisersesch, accessed on March 3, 2020 .
  11. Cochem-Zell: Landscape on the Moselle. 2005, p. 121 ff.
  12. a b Hiking and Leisure Map Moselle Valley, ISBN 978-3-933671-16-5
  13. a b List of monuments in the Cochem-Zell district 2011, p. 27
  14. ↑ End of service Eifelquerbahn
  15. Information on the decision on the future need for site facilities of the Bundeswehr. Force Base, November 25, 2013, archived from original on October 4, 2013 ; Retrieved on November 15, 2017 (existing facilities).