Kalenborn (near Altenahr)

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Coat of arms of the local community Kalenborn
Kalenborn (near Altenahr)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 33 '  N , 7 ° 0'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Altenahr
Height : 365 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.33 km 2
Residents: 677 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 156 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53505
Area code : 02643
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 036
Association administration address: Rossberg 3
53505 Altenahr, Germany
Website : www.altenahr.de
Mayoress : Annette Winnen ( CDU )
Location of the local community Kalenborn in the district of Ahrweiler
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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Kalenborn , official spelling until December 6, 1935: Calenborn, is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It has been a member of the Altenahr community since 1974 .

Kalenborn near Altenahr


Kalenborn is located in the Ahr Mountains . Immediately north of the village lies the headwaters of the Swist . The Kalenbornerhöhe residential area belongs to Kalenborn.

Neighboring communities are: Hilberath , Altenahr and Gelsdorf .


Until 1794 the place and its district formed an imperial direct rule, which the emperor granted as fief. In 1737 Kalenborn was acquired by the Counts of Hillesheim , who bequeathed it to the Imperial Counts of Spee in 1785 , who ruled there until the end of the feudal period.


In a mine on the Roßberghöhe (Am Bergwerk 1) lead and zinc were extracted underground. The operation was stopped; only the foundations of the winding tower are reminiscent of the system.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 210
1835 276
1871 276
1905 263
1939 234
1950 235
1961 286
year Residents
1970 406
1987 467
1997 473
2005 615
2011 623
2017 672
2019 677


Municipal council

The municipal council in Kalenborn 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 SPD CDU Flat share total
2019 1 8th 3 12 seats
2014 2 10 - 12 seats
2009 4th 8th - 12 seats
2004 4th 8th - 12 seats


Annette Winnen (CDU) became the local mayor of Kalenborn in 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was elected for five years with a share of 85.68% of the vote.

Winnen's predecessors were Horst Riske (CDU) from 2014 to 2019 and Konrad Löhndorf (CDU) from 1994 to 2014.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Kalenborn
Blazon : "Under a green-silver shield head divided by a wavy cut, three (2: 1) golden horns of plenty in green."
Foundation of the coat of arms: The Swistbach rises in Kalenborn. This takes its name from the ancient Celtic water deities, which mostly appear in the threefold. The Romans called them “matronae” and placed numerous memorial stones for them in the old Swistgau. Most often they represent the three sister deities, in particular goddesses of fertility, of giving. In general, they have different names in each place, which also contributed to the name of the place or the landscape.

Culture and sights

St. Geronis and Bartholomew


  • Chapel of St. Geronis and St. Bartholomew
  • Siechenhauskapelle St. Maria and St. Antonius
  • Basalt fountain at the village community center by the sculptor Rudolf P. Schneider
  • Swistbachquelle in the middle of town

See also: List of cultural monuments in Kalenborn (near Altenahr)

Green spaces and recreation

  • Numerous well-developed forest and hiking trails - u. a. to the game reserve around the forester's house Weißerath , to Altenahr or to the Akropolis mountain hut
  • Children's playground
  • Sports field southwest of the village
  • Hiker's hut on the sports field

Economy and Infrastructure


There are two riding facilities with indoor riding arenas and connected restaurants as well as hotel / restaurant operations on the Kalenborner Höhe and next to the summer toboggan run. The farm in Luisenhorst markets its own products. A company on Hilberather Straße offers u. a. Firewood on.


To the east of Kalenborn leads the federal highway 257 running in north-south direction and connects the place with Altenahr in the south and Gelsdorf in the north. The state road 78 crosses Kalenborn and runs from the B 257 in a northwest direction to Rheinbach .

Web links

Commons : Kalenborn  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Official register of municipalities for the German Reich (=  Statistics of the German Reich . Volume 450 ). Part I. Berlin 1939, p. 267 .
  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. 8 (PDF; 3 MB).
  4. ^ Ottmar Prothmann: The little country Kalenborn in the 18th century - Insights into village life over 200 years ago. In: Heimatjahrbuch 1997. Kreis Ahrweiler, p. 60 , accessed on December 17, 2019 .
  5. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved December 17, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  7. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenahr, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved August 5, 2020 .
  8. ^ Candidate for local mayor. In: Blick Aktuell. Krupp Verlags GmbH, Sinzig, January 27, 2014, accessed on August 5, 2020 .
  9. coat of arms. Verbandsgemeinde Altenahr, accessed on December 17, 2019 .
  10. ↑ Hiking suggestion
  11. Acropolis
  12. z. B. Hegehof
  13. ↑ Summer toboggan run