|coat of arms||Germany map|
|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|
|LOCODE :||DE MS2|
|Association administration address:||Ravenéstrasse 61
|Local Mayor :||Peter Serwazi|
|Location of the local community Mesenich in the district of Cochem-Zell|
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 .
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 .
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
- Website of the local church
- Literature about Mesenich 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
- The Regional Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections