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Coat of arms of the local community Kirchsahr
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Coordinates: 50 ° 31 '  N , 6 ° 54'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Altenahr
Height : 288 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.1 km 2
Residents: 362 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 59 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53505
Area code : 02643
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 040
Community structure: 5 districts
Association administration address: Rossberg 3
53505 Altenahr, Germany
Website :
Local Mayor : Stefan Zavelberg
Location of the parish of Kirchsahr in the Ahrweiler district
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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Kirchsahr is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenahr .

Kirchsahr, aerial photo (2015)
Center of Kirchsahr
Saint Martin in Kirchsahr
Gretelstollen in Binzenbach


Kirchsahr consists of the districts of Kirchsahr, Binzenbach, Burgsahr, Hürnig and Winnen.

The Hochthürmerberg, which is already in North Rhine-Westphalia , is located above Kirchsahr . Kirchsahr lies directly on the border with North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Sahrbach flows through Kirchsahr and a tributary, the Effelsberger Bach, flows into the Binzenbach district .


The current local community of Kirchsahr was first mentioned in a document in the middle of the 10th century as "Sarna in pago Bunnoniensi" (in Bonngau ). The historian Beyer assigned this undated document to the year 948. The local community of Kirchsahr, however, assumes the year 964, which is also possible, and celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 1964. The place "Sarne" was named in 1266 as the seat of a parish church or parish in the Ahrgau dean's office in Cologne . The parish belonged to the Münstereifel monastery . In addition to Kirchsahr, the parish of Kirchsahr included the villages of Houverath , Effelsberg , Plittersdorf, Binzenbach, Burgsahr, Härnig and Winnen. In the places mentioned, branches had existed since the 16th century at the latest . Houverath became an independent parish around 1500, Effelsberg in 1694.

From around 1100 the area of ​​Kirchsahr belonged to the county Are and came with this in 1246 to the archbishopric of Cologne , to which it belonged sovereign until the end of the 18th century. In 1794 the place came together with the entire area on the left bank of the Rhine to France and in 1815 to the Kingdom of Prussia .

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 214
1835 237
1871 158
1905 180
1939 248
1950 246
year Residents
1961 240
1970 325
1987 354
1997 405
2005 413
2017 368


Municipal council

The council in Kirchsahr consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Stefan Zavelberg became mayor of Kirchsahr on July 3, 2019. Since there were no applicants for the direct election on May 26, 2019, the new election of the local mayor was the responsibility of the council that decided on Zavelberg.

Zavelsberg's predecessor Kai-Andre Köpcke did not run again in 2019.

coat of arms

Kirchsahr coat of arms
Blazon : “In the head of the silver shield there is an obliquely left blue wave bar. Above that in the upper right part of the shield a four-armed cross, each with a round opening in the middle. Below in the left part of the silver shield the red bend of a bishop's staff. "
Justification for the coat of arms: The blue ribbon symbolizes the Sahrbach, which meanders through Kirchsahr in the direction of Altenahr, where it flows into the Ahr. The black lecture cross with double bars leads back to the 13th to 18th centuries. During this time Kirchsahr belonged to the collegiate monastery of Münstereifel and the Electorate of Cologne. The crook of the bishop's staff is a reference to the patron saint of Kirchsahr, St. Martin .

The municipality of Kirchsahr has had the coat of arms shown above since August 31, 1984.

Culture and sights

  • Catholic parish church of St. Martin from 1729 (visit on request)
  • Triptych in St. Martin. A winged altar painted on wood from the first half of the 15th century. The work of art is assigned to the Cologne School . It shows the life and suffering of Jesus in 19 pictures
  • Rare "Turkish Madonna" in St. Martin from the 17th / 18th centuries. century
  • Castle house in the Burgsahr district around 1600
  • The "Gretelstollen" - a historic mining gallery ( )
  • The "old tunnel" - mining tunnel that is accessible to a depth of 30 m ( )
  • Hiking trails in and around Kirchsahr
  • The famous radio telescope Effelsberg is located near Kirchsahr

See also: List of cultural monuments in Kirchsahr

Economy and Infrastructure

Kirchsahr has a private hotel with a 3-star restaurant in the middle of town.

Another private hotel with a restaurant exists in the Binzenbach district.

The community is served by the state roads 76 and 77 .

Web links

Commons : Kirchsahr  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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 (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 8 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ Heinrich Beyer : Document book for the history of the Middle Rhine territories , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1860, page 248, certificate 186
  4. a b Jakob Marx: History of the Parishes of the Diocese of Trier , Trier: Paulinus-Druckerei, 1923, pages 116, 163
  5. a b 1000 years Kirchsahr , chronicle from 1964
  6. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  8. ^ A b Constituent meeting of the parish council of the local parish of Kirchsahr. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeinde Altenahr, July 3, 2019, accessed on August 5, 2020 .
  9. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenahr, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved August 5, 2020 .
  10. Description of coat of arms / justification. Kirchsahr parish, accessed on August 1, 2017 .
  11. Hiking in Kirchsahr. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on August 3, 2017 ; Retrieved July 25, 2017 . 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  12. Hiking in and around Kirchsahr. Retrieved July 25, 2017 .
  13. Hiking route Effelsberg - Wald - Kirchsahr. Retrieved July 25, 2017 .
  14. Hotel and restaurant "Zum Sahrtal". Retrieved August 6, 2017 .
  15. ^ Hotel and restaurant "Am Rübenkeller". Retrieved August 6, 2017 .