Laubach (Eifel)

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Coat of arms of the local community Laubach
Laubach (Eifel)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Laubach highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 14 '  N , 7 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
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
56759 Kaisersesch
Website :
Local Mayor : Manfred Adams
Location of the Laubach community in the Cochem-Zell district
Kalenborn (bei Kaisersesch) Eppenberg (Eifel) Laubach (Eifel) Leienkaul Müllenbach (bei Mayen) Hauroth Urmersbach Masburg Düngenheim Kaisersesch Landkern Illerich Eulgem Hambuch Gamlen Zettingen Kaifenheim Brachtendorf Ulmen (Eifel) Alflen Auderath Filz (Eifel) Wollmerath Schmitt Büchel (Eifel) Wagenhausen (Eifel) Gillenbeuren Gevenich Weiler (bei Ulmen) Lutzerath Bad Bertrich Urschmitt Kliding Beuren (Eifel) Moselkern Müden (Mosel) Treis-Karden Lütz Lieg Roes Möntenich Forst (Eifel) Dünfus Brohl Binningen (Eifel) Wirfus Brieden Kail Pommern (Mosel) Briedel Altlay Peterswald-Löffelscheid Haserich Sosberg Forst (Hunsrück) Altstrimmig Reidenhausen Mittelstrimmig Blankenrath Panzweiler Walhausen Schauren (bei Blankenrath) Tellig Hesweiler Liesenich Moritzheim Grenderich Zell (Mosel) Neef Bullay Sankt Aldegund Alf (Mosel) Pünderich Greimersburg Klotten Faid Dohr Bremm Bruttig-Fankel Senheim Nehren (Mosel) Ediger-Eller Mesenich Valwig Ernst (Mosel) Beilstein (Mosel) Ellenz-Poltersdorf Briedern Cochem Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreismap
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Laubach, St. Josef, west side

Laubach is a municipality in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Kaisersesch association.


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 485  m above sea level. NN and 550  m above sea level NN . 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 borders (clockwise) on the local communities Eppenberg , Masburg , Leienkaul , Müllenbach and the city of Ulmen .


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 .

The municipality of Laubach has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 , since 1968 it has belonged to the Kaisersesch association and since 1969 to the Cochem-Zell district .

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:

year Residents
1815 192
1835 481
1871 642
1905 856
1939 851
year Residents
1950 887
1961 877
1970 966
1987 956
2005 695


Municipal council

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

In 2014, Manfred Adams was re-elected local mayor with 82% of the vote.

Culture and sights


The monastery with the pilgrimage site Maria Martental is located in the municipality of Leienkaul, which has been independent since June 2004.

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 .

Web links

Commons : Laubach  - 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. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine Province, Volume 2: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, pp. 138, 155, 210.
  4. Handbook for the residents of the Rhine-Mosel Department , Koblenz: Prefecture-Buchdruckerey, 1808, p. 65 ( )
  5. ^ Topographical-statistical overview of the government district of Coblenz , Coblenz: Hölscher, 1843, p. 38 ( )
  6. 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).
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  8. Laubach - Mayor of Laubach 2014. Accessed on July 2, 2014