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Coordinates: 49 ° 42 '  N , 6 ° 35'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Trier-Saarburg
Association municipality : Conc
Height : 155 m above sea level NHN
Area : 44.54 km 2
Residents: 18,332 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 412 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54329
Area code : 06501
License plate : TR, SAB
Community key : 07 2 35 068
Association administration address: Am Markt 11
54329 Conc
Website :
City Mayor : Joachim Weber ( CDU )
Location of the city of Konz in the district of Trier-Saarburg
Luxemburg Saarland Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm Landkreis Birkenfeld Trier Bescheid (Hunsrück) Beuren (Hochwald) Damflos Geisfeld Grimburg Gusenburg Hermeskeil Hinzert-Pölert Naurath (Wald) Neuhütten (Hochwald) Rascheid Reinsfeld Züsch Baldringen Greimerath (bei Trier) Heddert Hentern Kell am See Lampaden Mandern Paschel Schillingen Schömerich Vierherrenborn Waldweiler Zerf Kanzem Konz Nittel Oberbillig Onsdorf Pellingen Tawern Temmels Wasserliesch Wawern (Saar) Wellen (Mosel) Wiltingen Bonerath Farschweiler Gusterath Gutweiler Herl Hinzenburg Holzerath Kasel (bei Trier) Korlingen Lorscheid Mertesdorf Morscheid Ollmuth Osburg Pluwig Riveris (Gemeinde) Schöndorf (an der Ruwer) Sommerau (an der Ruwer) Thomm Waldrach Ayl Fisch (Saargau) Freudenburg Irsch (bei Saarburg) Kastel-Staadt Kirf Mannebach (bei Saarburg) Merzkirchen Ockfen Palzem Saarburg Schoden Serrig Taben-Rodt Trassem Wincheringen Bekond Detzem Ensch Fell (Mosel) Föhren Kenn Klüsserath Köwerich Leiwen Longen Longuich Mehring (Mosel) Naurath (Eifel) Pölich Riol Schleich Schweich Thörnich Trittenheim Aach (bei Trier) Franzenheim Hockweiler Igel (Mosel) Kordel (Eifel) Langsur Newel Ralingen Trierweiler Welschbillig Zemmermap
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Illustration of Konz on the Trier court picture from 1589
town hall
The river Saar flows into the Moselle
Former Konz-Karthaus monastery
Ruins of the Roman imperial villa
Statue of the concert doctor

Konz (from Latin Contionacum ) is a town in the Trier-Saarburg district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is the administrative seat of the Verbandsgemeinde Konz , to which it also belongs. According to state planning, Konz is designated as a medium-sized center.


Konz is located at the confluence of the Saar in the Moselle , about seven kilometers from Trier . A right tributary of the Saar is the Konzer Bach .

City structure

district Population
as of Dec. 31, 2008
as of Dec. 31, 2010
Conc with Karthaus 12,238 12,315
Felting 356 333
Hamm 111 108
Comming 395 409
Can 2,275 2,295
Krettnach 494 494
Niedermennig 870 863
Oberemmel 1,637 1,630
Obermennig 281 294

Local districts according to the main statute are Filzen - Hamm , Kommlingen , Könen , Niedermennig / Obermennig / Krettnach (located in the Konzer Tälchen ) and Oberemmel .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Trier , Franzenheim , Pellingen , Paschel , Vierherrenborn , Wiltingen , Kanzem , Wawern , Tawern and Wasserliesch .


The annual precipitation is 764 mm. The precipitation is in the middle third of the values ​​recorded in Germany. Lower values ​​are registered at 55% of the measuring stations of the German Weather Service . The driest month is April, with the most rainfall in November. In November there is 1.4 times more rainfall than in April. Precipitation varies only minimally and is extremely evenly distributed over the year. Lower seasonal fluctuations are recorded at only 1% of the measuring stations .


Contionacum was the name of a late Roman imperial villa (the imperial villa of Konz ), the remains of which have been excavated and which is also mentioned in ancient sources. The battle of the Konzer Bridge on August 11, 1675,during the Dutch War , was ofparticular historical significance, in which imperial troops led by General Grana defeated an army of Louis XIV under Marshal François de Bonne de Créqui . To commemorate this battle, the Granadenkmal was erected in 1892 on Granahöhe , a low rock terrace on the edge of the battlefield not far from the Konzer Bridge.

From the French Mairie Konz, the mayor's office of Konz emerged at the beginning of the 19th century and later became the office of Konz and the community of Konz .

At the end of the 19th century, Konz developed into a railway junction due to its convenient location . The lines from Saarbrücken , Thionville , Luxembourg and the Sauer Valley meet here with the connection to Trier, and railway bridges have spanned the Moselle and Saar since then.

The two communities Konz and Merglich were merged in 1930 to form the community of Karthaus-Konz . On November 24, 1937, the community name Karthaus-Konz was changed to Konz .

On July 18, 1946, Konz and 80 other municipalities in the districts of Trier and Saarburg were annexed to the Saar area , which was separated from the rest of the French occupation zone in February 1946 and which was no longer subject to the Allied Control Council at the time . On June 6, 1947 this territorial outsourcing was withdrawn to 21 municipalities, so that Konz came to the 1946 newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

In 1959, Konz was elevated to the status of a city. In 2009 the city's 50th anniversary was celebrated.

On June 7, 1969, the previously independent municipality of Kommlingen was incorporated. On November 7, 1970, Filzen, Könen , Mennig and Oberemmel were incorporated. The Filzen community had previously been formed from the Filzen and Hamm bei Filzen communities on June 7, 1969, and the Mennig community emerged on the same day from the Krettnach and Niedermennig communities.

Population development

The development of the population of Konz based on today's urban area; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses :

year Residents
1815 2.002
1835 2,979
1871 3,806
1905 8,790
1939 10,617
1950 10,047
1961 10,838
year Residents
1970 12,510
1987 15,433
1997 17,217
2005 17,821
2015 17,966
2017 18,298


City council

Distribution of seats:

choice SPD CDU GREEN FDP FWG AfD left total
2019 6th 11 5 2 6th 1 1 32 seats
2014 7th 12 3 2 8th - - 32 seats
2009 7th 12 3 2 8th - - 32 seats
2004 7th 14th 3 2 6th - - 32 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Community City of Konz eV

City Mayor

  • Michael Kutscheid , from September 1, 1957 to May 15, 1975
  • Hermann Hendricks, from June 16, 1975 to May 31, 1992
  • Winfried Manns, from June 1, 1992 to September 30, 2008
  • Karl-Heinz Frieden , from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2017
  • Joachim Weber , since January 1, 2018

coat of arms

Twin cities


Evangelical Church of Konz-Karthaus
St. Nicholas Conc
St. Briktius Konz-Oberemmel

Until the middle of the 19th century, only Catholics lived in Konz alongside a small Jewish community . Members of other religious associations came to the city through immigration. Today the places of worship of various religious communities are mainly concentrated in the Konz-Karthaus district: the Catholic parish church and former monastery church of St. Johann , the Evangelical Church of Konz-Karthaus , a New Apostolic church , the Turkish-Islamic mosque Haci Bayram Camii since 1991 and which opened in 2014 German-Arabic-speaking Albukhary mosque for Muslims from over 20 nations. There are definitely friendly relationships between the religious communities. In September 2014, a joint tour through the Christian and Muslim places of worship was organized.

There are also six other churches ( St. Nikolaus above the city center, in Krettnach, Könen, Hamm and two churches in Oberemmel) and three chapels (in Niedermennig, Obermennig and Filzen) in the city of Konz including the incorporated districts .

The Jewish communities no longer exist. They were wiped out during the Nazi era . The former synagogue in Lindenstrasse is now a residential building, a boat builder works in the former synagogue in Konz- Könen and the synagogue in Oberemmel was demolished in the post-war period.

Culture and sights

See also: List of cultural monuments in Konz and List of stumbling blocks in Konz

Art in public space

Disposal marks by Friedrich Gräsel

The cityscape of Konz is strongly influenced by modern sculptures . The oldest group of sculptures standing in the street are the three disposal sites by Friedrich Gräsel originally set up in 1983 on the Koenen side of the Saar bank . Most noticeable, however, are the works of art in almost all roundabouts, which have been created since 2000, mostly during the term of office of Mayor Winfried Mann.


Martin train
  • February: Carnival procession from Karthaus to the city center and cap meetings
  • March: Spring Festival (market square in the city center, not every year)
  • June: Rose blossom festival (Roscheider Hof open-air museum)
  • July: Wine and local festival (market square in the city center)
  • August: Oberemmel wine festival in the Oberemmel district
  • September: Konz plays (city center, not every year), farmers' day (open-air museum Roscheider Hof)
  • October: Press Day (Roscheider Hof open-air museum)
  • November: Martinszüge in Konz-Karthaus, in the city center and in several districts
  • December: Christmas village (open-air museum Roscheider Hof)

Economy and Infrastructure

Falkensteinerhof winery in Konz-Niedermennig
Konz train station with Park and Ride square
Konz-Karthaus station

The districts located in the so-called Konzer Tälchen are significantly influenced by viticulture and mean that, with 256 hectares of vineyards, Konz is the fourth largest wine-growing community on the Moselle after Piesport , Zell and Leiwen . Traditionally, Riesling is mainly grown on steep slopes .

Industrially and in terms of urban development, the city developed in its origins through the railroad, even if most jobs at the train stations in Konz have been cut by the railways since the 1950s . The railway systems were dominant for Konz, including railway bridges over the Moselle ( Konzer Mosel Bridge ) and the Saar . The second railway bridge, popularly known as the " Hindenburg Bridge " (commissioned in 1912) crossed the Moselle, but was destroyed at the end of the Second World War. The railway lines Luxemburg – Igel – Trier , Thionville – Trier and Saarbrücken – Trier as well as a branch to the Trier western line meet in Konz, which explains the number of four inner-city train stations.

In 1897 the road construction and mechanical engineering company Zettelmeyer was founded by Hubert Zettelmeyer . In addition to the railway, this operation was another guarantee for the industrial development of the city. In 1981 the traditional company was relocated from the city center to the industrial area Konz-Könen.

The job losses at the railroad were compensated for at least in the medium term by the settlement of two further companies in the plastics and textile processing industry ( Pegulan-Werke and KUAG) in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Established businesses

Public facilities

School center Konz, status 2016
  • library
  • Community College
  • Indoor swimming pool


  • Primary school St. Johann Konz-Karthaus
  • St. Nicholas Primary School
  • Konz-Könen primary school
  • Konz-Oberemmel primary school
  • Realschule plus Konz with technical college
  • High School Conc

fire Department

The volunteer fire brigade in the city of Konz is responsible for the city and, as a base fire brigade , for the community. The fire department was founded in 1925. In the same year in what is now the Karthaus district, the Merzig fire department was founded. The fire brigades merged in 1929. In 1991 the youth fire brigade was founded. The fire brigade owns 11 vehicles, including a swap truck on a MAN TGA 26.390 chassis, which was procured in 2007 due to a serious train accident through the state of Luxembourg and the Trier-Saarburg district. A roll-off container AB-erecting heavy and an AB-Logistik are available for loading.

There are also volunteer fire services in the districts of Filzen-Hamm, Kommlingen, Könen, Krettnach-Obermennig, Niedermennig and Oberemmel.



Konz is located on federal roads 51 , 268 and 419 as well as on other state , district and municipal roads . The Moselle cycle path crosses Konz, the Saar cycle path ends there.


The train stations and stops in Konz are on the Upper Moselle , the Saar line and the Trier western line .


The Aero-Club Trier and Konz are located in the district Könen at the glider airfield Konz-Könen .


Honorary citizen

My Penne Scho-u , dialect with Rudolf Molter - from the open-air museum Roscheider Hof
Rolf Robischon Platz in Konz-Roscheid
  • Peter Zettelmeyer (1900–1981), manufacturer, politician, honorary citizen, born in Konz
  • Michael Kutscheid (1923–2009), former mayor, member of the state parliament, honorary citizen
  • Ulrich Haas (1924–2015), honorary director of the Roscheider Hof Museum, honorary citizen
  • Hermann Hendricks (1927–2007), former mayor, honorary citizen
  • Rudolf Molter (* 1937), corporate chronicler and local politician, honorary citizen
  • Manfred Wischnewski (* 1939), holder of the Federal Cross of Merit , honorary citizen
  • Franz Görtz, entrepreneur, honorary citizen

Born in Konz

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Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ Konz: Municipal statistics, as of December 31, 2008 (archived website)
  4. Konz: Municipal statistics, as of December 31, 2010 (archived website)
  5. Chronicle of the Evangelical Church Community in Konz-Karthaus (p. 28) ( Memento of the original from December 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been 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 /
  6. Statistics of the German Reich, Volume 450: Official municipality directory for the German Reich, Part I, Berlin 1939; Page 268
  7. Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 183 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  8. Religious sites in Konz-Karthaus. Retrieved September 25, 2014 .
  9. ^ Mosque opened in Karthaus: Concert Muslims give insight into their faith. Retrieved September 25, 2014 .
  10. Martin Möller: What separates, what connects . Religions in comparison: tour of concert houses of worship at Intercultural Week. In: Trierischer Volksfreund , regional edition for Konz . Trier September 24, 2014, p. 9 .
  11. Entry on the former synagogue (Konz) in the database of cultural assets in the Trier region ; accessed on September 17, 2015.
  12. Entry on the former synagogue (Konz-Könen) in the database of cultural assets in the Trier region ; accessed on September 17, 2015.
  13. Entry on the former synagogue (Konz-Oberemmel) in the database of cultural assets in the Trier region ; accessed on September 17, 2015.
  14. ^ Konz, a city in the field of tension between art and culture. Retrieved December 18, 2018 .
  15. ^ Website of the Freiwilligen Feuerwehr Konz. Accessed on June 26, 2009 .