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Municipality Blankenheim
Coordinates: 50 ° 24 ′ 48 ″  N , 6 ° 45 ′ 0 ″  E
Height : 464 m
Area : 13.81 km²
Residents : 613
Population density : 44 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Postal code : 53945
Area code : 02697
Lommersdorf (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Location of Lommersdorf in North Rhine-Westphalia

Lommersdorf is a district of the municipality of Blankenheim (Ahr) in the Euskirchen district in North Rhine-Westphalia . The place is not far from the end of the A 1 motorway .


Lommersdorf was first mentioned in 975 as in villa Lumeresdorph in comitatu Zulpiche . The Franconian settlement of Lommersdorf emerged as part of a Roman settlement in the 5th century . The place name probably goes back to Chlodmarsdorph (Hlod = Franconian for fame, Mar = Franconian for famous). The village of the glorious was probably named after a famous Franconian warrior, probably the founder of the settlement. The rule Arenberg took Lommersdorf later by the Counts of Are (oldest Counts in the Eifel ). Lommersdorf became the main and court place within the Duchy of Arenberg .

Lommersdorf was a traditional mining site (brown iron ore, but also isolated but not mined lead ore deposits) and delivered high-quality ore to the Ahr and steel smelter located in the duchy, but also z. B. to the Jünkerather or Müllenborner Hütte. For further processing, raw or bar iron was delivered to what is now Belgium , so u. a. to the Liège cannon factory . This resulted from the trade relations of the dukes, who took their main residence there.

During the French period, Lommersdorf was the main town of the Mairie of the same name in the canton of Blankenheim, which was part of the Prüm arrondissement in the Saardepartement . It remained a formally independent municipality until 1969, initially administered by the Lommersdorf mayor , and later by the Blankenheim office. Individual houses in Ahrhütte , the Lommersdorfer- or Dreimühle and the Neuhof settlement belong to the former municipality and today's district of Lommersdorf . On July 1, 1969, Lommersdorf was incorporated into Blankenheim.

Sightseeing and tourism

In addition to individual courtyards and small monuments that are under monument protection, there is a Romanesque basilica from the 12th century with the patrons Philip and James in the town center .

Lommersdorf is touched by the Eifel-Höhen-Route leading as a circuit around the Eifel National Park .


Several associations contribute to the village community in Lommersdorf. In addition to the volunteer fire brigade, these include a. the soccer club TuRa Lommersdorf, the Lommersdorfer Musikanten founded in 1952 and the carnival club KV Rut-Wiess from 1958.

Web links


  • 1000 years of Lommersdorf 975–1975. Hillesheim 1975.
  • Johannes Becker: History of the parishes of the deanery Blankenheim. Cologne 1893, p. 493 ff.
  • Christoph Bungartz , Ralf Gier, Peter Scheulen: From the Eifel to America. Emigration to North America 1840–1914. Euskirchen 2005, ISBN 3-935221-55-X .
  • Thomas Eßer: The steelworker Stejnmans. Euskirchen 1987, ISBN 3-9800787-3-6 .
  • Ralf Gier: Neuhof 1725 until today. In: About castle and source. No. 94, April 2001, pp. 15-23.
  • Peter Neu: The Arenbergs and the Arenberger Land. Volumes 1-6; Koblenz 1995 ff.
  • Anna Schmitz: Now think about it ... A centenarian tells. Münster 1981.
  • Paul Spülbeck: Lommersdorfer Chronik. 2. verb. Ed .; Lommersdorf 1950; Revised and supplemented new edition by Albert Luppertz in 1999.
  • Ernst Wackenroder : The art monuments of the Schleiden district. Düsseldorf 1932, DNB 361826664 , pp. 232-240.

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 99 .