Upper cost

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Coat of arms of the local community of Ober Kostenz
Upper cost
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Ober Kostenz highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 57 '  N , 7 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Kirchberg (Hunsrück)
Height : 370 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.84 km 2
Residents: 232 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 40 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55481
Area code : 06763
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 111
Association administration address: Marktplatz 5
55481 Kirchberg (Hunsrück)
Website : www.kirchberg-hunsrueck.de
Local Mayor : Gerd Schreiner
Location of the local community of Ober Kostenz in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Ober Kostenz is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Kirchberg (Hunsrück) community .


The rural residential community is centrally located in the Kyrbachtal in the Hunsrück . The district has an area of ​​5.84 km², of which 2.06 km² is forest.


As in Nieder Kostenz , there was probably an early Roman settlement in Upper Kostenz . A grave field from the 1st century was uncovered in 1939 and 1949 at what is now Kreisstraße 10 to Hunsrückhöhenstraße . The first documentary mention can be found in 1220 in a property register of the St. Maximin Abbey . From 1286 to 1333 there is evidence of a local noble family in Ober Kostenz who held a native fiefdom . The place belonged to the front county of Sponheim . After the Counts of Sponheim died out, the place passed to the Count Palatine and Margrave of Baden as a condominium . In 1708 the co-owners divided the property and the upper cost went entirely to Baden. With the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . After the First World War, Upper Kostenz was temporarily occupied by the French again. Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.


Municipal council

The council in Upper Kostenz consists of six council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Gerd Schreiner is the local mayor of Ober Kostenz. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 88.89% of the votes.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Ober Kostenz
Blazon : "Under a shield head in two rows of blue and gold in a golden field, a red diagonal right bar, accompanied at the top by a black Gothic C, at the bottom by a black choker."
Justification for the coat of arms: The head of the shield refers to the former affiliation to the front county of Sponheim, the red bar in gold to the later rule of Baden . The letter C indicates the place name (earlier spelling Costenz) and the knight Conrad von Costenz mentioned in 1310. The black choker (spiral ring) refers to the numerous finds made near the Eichelberg in the burial field of the Hunsrück-Eifel culture .

Economy and Infrastructure

Upper Kostenz is characterized by agriculture and craft.

The Ober Kostenz wind farm is located on a hill east of the municipality and currently has seven wind turbines from Vestas and Enron . The Enron wheels were commissioned in 2000, the Vestas systems were built in 2006. The wind farm Metzenhausen was commissioned in 2017 which three wind turbines of the type Vestas V163 comprises. One of the systems is on Ober Kostenzer district. In 2012 the citizens of Ober Kostenz founded the "Energiegenossenschaft Ober Kostenz eG" whose biomass heating and heating network has been supplying over 75% of local buildings with heat since 2014.


The local church was a Simultaneum from 1689 to 1896 . The Evangelical parish of Ober Kostenz, to which Schwarzen belongs, merged in 1978 with the parish of Todenroth , which brought Kludenbach and Metzenhausen to the parish of Ober Kostenz. Up until 2008, Ober Kostenz was connected to Würrich in terms of the parish and since November 2008 it has been connected to the parish of Sohren.

Culture and sights

The Protestant church with the Stumm organ from 1891 is a building from 1794. The interior of this church was extensively renovated in 2008. In addition, the community of Ober Kostenz, together with the communities of Schwarzen , Nieder Kostenz , Todenroth and Kludenbach and the parish of Ober Kostenz, form the Upper Kyrbachtal community .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Ober Kostenz

Leisure and Tourism

The Freiherr-von-Drais-Radweg and the Hunsrückhöhenweg run through the district of Ober Kostenz . The Mosel-Nahe hiking trail , which connects the town of Zell an der Mosel with the town of Martinstein an der Nahe , runs in the south-western part of the district .

honors and awards

Ober Kostenz was honored in 1993 as the “Most Beautiful Municipality in the Koblenz District ” and achieved first place in the “Our village has a future” competition in 2009, 2011 and 2015 at district level and in 2015 first place in the Koblenz regional decision and gold at state level.

Web links

Commons : Ober Kostenz  - 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. The State Returning Officer: Local elections in Rhineland-Palatinate 2019 - In detail - Ober Kostenz. Retrieved June 27, 2019 .
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchberg, Verbandsgemeinde, 25th line of results. Retrieved October 8, 2019 .
  4. Description of the coat of arms Ober Kostenz