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Coat of arms of the local community Mesenich
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Coordinates: 50 ° 6 ′  N , 7 ° 12 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Cochem cell
Association municipality : Cochem
Height : 95 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.98 km 2
Residents: 292 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 98 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56820
Area code : 02673
License plate : COC, ZEL
Community key : 07 1 35 060
Association administration address: Ravenéstrasse 61
56812 Cochem
Website :
Local Mayor : Peter Serwazi
Location of the local community Mesenich in the district of Cochem-Zell
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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Mesenich an der Mosel is a wine village in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate . The local community belongs to the Cochem Association .


Geographical location

Mesenich is six kilometers south of the city of Cochem on the lower reaches and in the valley of the Moselle. This widens here to a maximum of 500 meters, the steep impact slopes opposite Mesenich rise more than 200 meters above the river. In terms of natural space , the west of the half-wooded municipal area in the Moselle valley can be assigned to the Cochener Krampen , the area east of it to the northeastern Moselhunsrück .

Neighboring communities

Mesenich borders (clockwise) on the local communities Ellenz-Poltersdorf (point of contact), Briedern and Senheim .


The place was first mentioned in a document around 1050 in connection with a donation from the Polish queen Richeza to the Benedictine abbey of Brauweiler . At that time Mesenich received his first chapel, which on November 18, 1088, was given to the patron saint of the monastery by the Archbishop of Trier Egilbert von Ortenburg , St. Nicholas, was consecrated. The late baroque-classicist Brauweiler Hof also served as a tithe courtyard until the end of the 18th century . After French revolutionary troops occupied the left bank of the Rhine in 1794, the monastery property was sold in 1802. In 1815 the place 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 .


Municipal council

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

Parish Church of St. Nicholas

coat of arms

Mesenich coat of arms
Blazon : “In blue a golden bishop turned half-right with a miter and crook with a left-turned snail in his left hand, his right hand blessing a floating, silver anchor, at his feet a silver label with a red eagle in it, covering a slanting left growing golden bishop's staff . "
Justification for the coat of arms: The bishop is St. Nikolaus, the blessed anchor points to the Mesenich boatmen and shipbuilders. The small coat of arms at his feet is the coat of arms of the Brauweiler Abbey , which was landlord, feudal lord and court lord in Mesenich.

The Koblenz State Archives approved the coat of arms on January 23, 1952; the approval was granted on March 7, 1952 by the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior . The design of the coat of arms comes from Hanns Gutensohn, Koblenz.


  • Church with Romanesque steeple and baroque nave
  • Brauweiler Hof

See also: List of cultural monuments in Mesenich



  • Alfons Friderichs : Book of arms of the district of Cochem-Zell. Darmstadt 2001, ISBN 3-00-008064-3 .
  • Alfons Friderichs: Documents & regestations of the cities and communities in the Cochem-Zell district. Trier 2010, ISBN 978-3-89890-125-3 .
  • Alfons Friderichs: Personalities of the Cochem-Zell district. Trier 2004, ISBN 3-89890-084-3 .
  • Ferdinand Pauly: Mesenich on the Moselle. Boppard 1988

Web links

Commons : Mesenich  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections