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Local community Löf
Former municipal coat of arms of Kattenes
Coordinates: 50 ° 15 ′ 6 ″  N , 7 ° 26 ′ 27 ″  E
Height : 120 m above sea level NHN
Incorporation : December 31, 1975
Postal code : 56332
Area code : 02605
Kattenes (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Kattenes in Rhineland-Palatinate

View into the valley of the 13 mills near Kattenes (2005)

Kattenes , official spelling until December 6, 1935: Cattenes, is a wine village on the Moselle in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate . Kattenes has been part of the municipality of Löf since December 31, 1975 and until then was an independent local municipality .


There was already a settlement in Kattenes in Roman times. In 1878, several Roman stone graves and coins from 273 were found while the railway was being built .

Probably the oldest written mention of the place is from the year 1030, when the Archbishop of Trier Poppo mentioned the Franconian estate "Caneda".

Until the end of the 18th century, Kattenes belonged to the Alken office , which, as a condominium, belonged to the two electorates of Kurtrier and Kurköln . After the Rhineland was taken over by Prussia (1815), the municipality of Kattenes was administratively assigned to the Münstermaifeld mayor in the Mayen district . At that time Kattenes had 192 inhabitants.

On November 7, 1970, Kattenes and some other communities from the dissolved Mayen district were assigned to the newly formed Mayen-Koblenz district. On December 31, 1975, the municipality of Kattenes was incorporated into the municipality of Löf in the form of a new formation.

coat of arms

Until the incorporation on December 31, 1975, Kattenes had its own coat of arms:

Coat of arms of Kattenes
Blazon : "Quartered, in 1 in silver a continuous red bar cross , in 2 in green a four-spoke silver mill wheel, in 3 in green a silver left-sloping wave bar and in 4 in silver a continuous black bar cross."
Justification for the coat of arms: The two crosses in silver - red for Kurtrier and black for Kurköln - indicate that it belonged to the two electoral princedoms as a condominium of the Alken office until around 1794 , the wavy bar symbolizes the Moselle and the watermill wheel the valley of the 13 mills.


The canyon-like valley of the 13 mills is a special tourist attraction. The mills that still exist were built in the 19th century. Many of the mills have been extensively restored in recent years and provided with information boards.

The branch church of the Löf parish in Kattenes is dedicated to St. Anne.


  • Jakob Volk (1876–1954), cabinet maker, amateur and nature photographer


Vineyards (seen downstream from the Moselle)
  • Katteneser Steinchen
  • Katteneser Fahrberg

Wine and local festival

Every year on the first weekend in July the wine and local festival takes place in Kattenes , in 2016 for the 51st time.

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Statistics of the German Reich, Volume 450: Official municipality directory for the German Reich, Part I, Berlin 1939; Page 267
  2. a b On the history of Kattenes ( Memento of the original from October 7, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. on the homepage of the local community Löf @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.loef-kattenes.de
  3. ^ The government district of Coblenz according to its location, limitation ... , 1817, page 39
  4. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 170 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  5. United Archives acquires the estate of Jakob Volk ( memento from June 9, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), press release from May 15, 2014 on the website of the Federal Association of Professional Image Providers (BVPA, then known as the Federal Association of Press Image Agencies and Image Archives )
  6. Joachim Krieger: Terrace culture on the Lower Moselle. Joachim Krieger Verlag, Neuwied 2003.
  7. Homepage of the Kattenes Wine Festival. In: weinfest-kattenes.de. Retrieved May 31, 2016 .