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Coat of arms of the local community Kratzenburg
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Coordinates: 50 ° 11 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Hunsrück-Middle Rhine
Height : 395 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.15 km 2
Residents: 392 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 55 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56283
Area code : 06747
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 075
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 1
56281 Emmelshausen
Website :
Local Mayor : Christoph Seis
Location of the local community Kratzenburg in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Kratzenburg is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Hunsrück-Mittelrhein community .


Kratzenburg is one of the oldest communities in the Vorderhunsrück. It is mentioned for the first time as Cratzenberh in a document from Emperor Otto II dated to 975 , which may be regarded as a forgery from the Middle Ages. The place occurs in connection with the parish church of St. Peter zu Boppard: "The village of Cratzenberh in the Gau Trier, in the county of Siccos gives three royal hooves in the parish church document." associated farmland. A king's hoof was four times that of a normal hoof.

The first definitely datable document, in which Kratzenburg is mentioned, comes from the year 1245. After that the place belonged to the Gallscheid court . Kratzenburg and the entire judicial district came to Kurtrier in the 14th century .

With the occupation of the Left Bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Origin of name

The namesake could have been a wooden, Roman watchtower, also called "Katz". This tower is said to have been on the parcel "Auf der Katz". Crates comes from Latin and means "woven from wood". In the course of the two Germanic phonetic shifts it changed to “tz” and the interweaving of “en” resulted in the connection of the Germanized ending “berg” (berh).

Incidentally, the ending “berg” (berc) clearly indicates a settlement, just like the name endings “hausen” or “bach”.


Municipal council

The council in Kratzenburg 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.


The local mayor is Christoph Seis. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office with 77.10% of the vote.

coat of arms

Kratzenburg coat of arms
Blazon : "In a split shield above a red bar in gold, covered with a black sword, below a silver sloping bar, covered with three black swallows."
Reasons for the coat of arms: The field above refers to the former coat of arms of the Gallscheid court, the sword is reminiscent of the Henkerstein (Enkerstein) court in Kratzenburg. The lower half of the shield contains the coat of arms of the Wilhelm von Schwalbach family.


In Kratzenburg is part of the Hellerwald II industrial park , which is operated by the Hellerwald II association. The members of this special purpose association are the city of Boppard , the municipality of Kratzenburg and the municipality of Emmelshausen. The company BOMAG , which produces compaction technology, is currently expanding its Boppard location into the Hellerwald II industrial park.


  • Choral society Frohsinn Kratzenburg e. V., founded in 1907
  • Kratzenburger Carnevalsverein (KCV) founded in 1971
  • "Keller" youth room founded in 1966

See also

Web links

Commons : Kratzenburg  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Festheft for the 1,000th anniversary celebration; 1975
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Kratzenburg. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .
  4. The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Hunsrück-Mittelrhein, Verbandsgemeinde, 13th line of results. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .