|coat of arms||Germany map|
|County :||Cochem cell|
|Association municipality :||Kaisersesch|
|Height :||550 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||3.58 km 2|
|Residents:||626 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||175 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||56759|
|Area code :||02653|
|License plate :||COC, ZEL|
|Community key :||07 1 35 052|
|Association administration address:||Am Römerturm 2
|Local Mayor :||Manfred Adams|
|Location of the Laubach community in the Cochem-Zell district|
Laubach is located five kilometers west of the city of Kaisersesch on an area sloping down to the south with the Kaulenbach that rises here . The village covers altitudes between and . In terms of its natural surroundings , over a third of the wooded municipal area in the Eastern High Eifel can still be assigned to the Müllenbacher Riedelland , but is already at the transition to the Elzbachhöhen to the north . It belongs mostly to the conservation area "Moselle area of Schweich to Koblenz" and includes the south and part of the nature reserve "Müllenbachtal - Kaulenbachtal ".
Laubach was first mentioned in a document in 1455, when the village was sold to the Counts of Virneburg . In 1548 Kurtrier took over the sovereign rights. Laubach belonged to the Monreal office and the Masburg High Court . The high court Masburg was a fiefdom of the Counts of Virneburg. In the Trier fire book from 1563 there are 15 fireplaces (households) in Laubach ( Laupach ).
In 1794, French revolutionary troops annexed the Left Bank of the Rhine , and from 1798 to 1814 Laubach belonged to the canton of Kaisersesch in the Koblenz arrondissement of the Rhine-Moselle department . The Munizipalrat (Laubacher community representative in the Mairie Kaisersesch) was in 1808 the citizen of Velling.
Due to the resolutions at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, the municipality of Laubach came to the mayor's office in Kaisersesch in the Cochem district , which belonged to the new administrative district of Koblenz and, from 1822, to the Rhine province .
For centuries, the main source of income for the residents of the place was slate mining . Mining is documented from 1695, smaller pits existed much earlier. In 1959 the last mine was shut down after a water ingress.
The name of the place probably comes from the Middle High German "lôbach". Lôb and today's foliage refer to a forest, while the ah indicates a swampy terrain.
Until 2004, today's local community Leienkaul was part of the community Laubach.
- Statistics on population development
The development of the population of Laubach in relation to today's municipality, the values from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:
In 2014, Manfred Adams was re-elected local mayor with 82% of the vote.
Culture and sights
- Slate quarrying under monument protection
The history of the places Müllenbach, Laubach and Leienkaul is closely linked to slate mining. Between the places lies the Kaulenbachtal, in which mainly slate mining took place. The slate mine hiking trail leads through this valley.
See also: List of cultural monuments in Laubach
Economy and Infrastructure
Laubach is on the federal motorway 48 .
- Internet presence of the local community in Laubach
- Local community Laubach on the website of the association community Kaisersesch
- Literature about Laubach in the Rhineland-Palatinate State Bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
- Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine Province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, pp. 138, 155, 210.
- Handbook for the residents of the Rhine-Mosel Department , Koblenz: Prefecture-Buchdruckerey, 1808, p. 65 ( www.dilibri.de )
- Topographical-statistical overview of the government district of Coblenz , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1843, p. 38 ( www.dilibri.de )
- Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 170 (PDF; 2.8 MB; see footnote 37).
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
- Laubach - Mayor of Laubach 2014. Accessed on July 2, 2014