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|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)
|Local Mayor :||Gerd Schreiner|
|Location of the local community of Ober Kostenz in the Rhein-Hunsrück district|
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.
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
|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 .
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.
- Ortgemeinde Ober Kostenz on the website of the Kirchberg Association
- Literature about Ober Kostenz in the Rhineland-Palatinate state bibliography
- State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
- The State Officer: Local elections in Rhineland-Palatinate 2019 - In detail - Ober Kostenz. Retrieved June 27, 2019 .
- The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kirchberg, Verbandsgemeinde, 25th line of results. Retrieved October 8, 2019 .
- Description of the coat of arms Ober Kostenz