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Coat of arms of the local community Oberfell
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Map of Germany, position of the municipality Oberfell highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 16 '  N , 7 ° 27'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mayen-Koblenz
Association municipality : Rhine-Moselle
Height : 90 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.51 km 2
Residents: 1097 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 199 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56332
Area code : 02605
License plate : MYK, MY
Community key : 07 1 37 220
Association administration address: Bahnhofstrasse 44
56330 Kobern-Gondorf
Website : www.oberfell.de
Local Mayor : Detlef Reil ( CDU )
Location of the Oberfell community in the Mayen-Koblenz district
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Oberfell is a community on the Terrassenmosel in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Rhein-Mosel community , which has its administrative headquarters in Kobern-Gondorf .


Geographical location

Oberfell is located on the right bank of the Moselle about 21 kilometers from Koblenz and about 29 kilometers from Cochem . Neighboring communities are Alken upstream and Niederfell downstream .

The community lies mostly in the slip of a Mosel bend on the Schwemmfläche of the Hunsrück leading-Upper Feller Bach and on ascending to Hunsrück slope.


Like other communities in the Lower Moselle, Oberfell is climatically favored in one of the warmest regions in Germany.


The municipality was already settled in prehistoric times. Archaeological excavations on the Bleidenberg above the village have documented a Celtic post-slit wall and a medieval picture position. It can be assumed that there was more intensive settlement during the Iron Age (approx. From 800 BC). Individual finds suggest the first settlement as early as the Neolithic. Isolated reading finds probably date from the early Paleolithic.

In the Old Kingdom Oberfell, like the neighboring Alken, belonged to the ore monasteries of Trier and Cologne . In Prussian times, it was the 1816 Sankt Goar county in Koblenz assigned.

development The development of the population of Oberfell, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 363
1835 489
1871 599
1905 596
1939 687
1950 779
1961 854
year Residents
1970 930
1987 1004
1997 1169
2005 1141
2011 1095
2017 1127
Population development of Oberfell from 1815 to 2017 according to the table below


Municipal council

The local council in Oberfell consists of 16 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice CDU FWG total
2019 9 7th 16 seats
2014 9 7th 16 seats
2009 9 7th 16 seats
2004 9 7th 16 seats


Detlef Reil became the local mayor of Oberfell on August 22, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 55.35% of the vote. Detlef Reil's predecessor was René Henric (CDU), who had not run again for this position after five years in office.

Culture and sights


The Bleidenberg above the village was secured by a Celtic post slot wall, which presumably encompassed the entire plateau of the mountain. A corresponding finding was secured during archaeological excavations in 2001 . The community had part of the wall reconstructed at the site of the find to illustrate the dimensions. On the Bleidenberg above the village there is a pilgrimage church , which the then Archbishop of Trier had built and consecrated in 1248.
The Catholic parish church of St. Nikolaus was built in the 14th century, the Romanesque church tower and its painting have been preserved. The old rectory is one of the oldest preserved buildings in the town. The local history museum of the community is set up on the upper floor.

Regular events

The annual wine fair takes place on the first weekend in September. On the third weekend in October, the local bachelor association (Bachelor Association 1986 Oberfell eV) organizes its traditional bachelor party in the form of a one-day Oktoberfest. The serenade concert takes place one week before the summer holidays. Since 1248 there has been a procession to the Bleidenberg Church one week after Pentecost. The Oberfell cultural promotion regularly organizes concerts, theater, comics, etc. in the Birnbach wine barn, Mosella-Halle, St. Nikolaus parish church, pilgrimage church on the Bleidenberg, cultural site "Altes Pfarrhaus".


Oberfell belongs to the "Burg Cochem wine-growing area " in the Moselle growing region . There are three wine-growing businesses in the village, and the area under vines is one hectare. About 82% of the cultivated wine are white grape varieties (as of 2007).

Vineyards (seen downstream from the Moselle)

  • Oberfeller Rosenberg
  • Oberfeller Goldlay, above the Oberfeller Brauneberg


  • Along the right bank of the Moselle, the B 49 Koblenz - Treis-Karden - Cochem passes the village. A district road leading in the direction of Hunsrück connects Oberfell with Pfaffenheck on the Hunsrückhöhenstrasse ( B 327 ).
  • There is a regular bus that connects Oberfell with Koblenz and Burgen .
  • In the summer half of the year, the excursion boats of the passenger shipping company MS Goldstück and the passenger shipping company Gebr. Kolb dock in Oberfell.
  • Oberfell is also part of the Moselle water hiking route .


The community has a primary school, a day-care center and a music school.

Sons and daughters


In 2005 Oberfell received a gold medal in the state competition Our village has a future .

A modern monument in the town center is reminiscent of the Ortsneckname Moosrebber . The inscription explains: In 1917, the year of the war, the government called for leaves to be collected for cattle in need. For a hundredweight 18 marks were paid. The Oberfeller were the hardest working and collected 270 quintals ... and as the irony goes, the Oberfeller were henceforth called "Moos (geld) rebber" in the neighboring towns. The local Möhnen club was also called Fidele Moosrebber .

Web links

Commons : Oberfell  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. The Stone Age on the Bleidenberg
  3. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Rhein-Mosel, Verbandsgemeinde, twelfth line of results. Retrieved January 17, 2020 .
  6. ^ Rhein-Mosel-Info: Meeting of the local council of the local community Oberfell. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 32/2019, accessed on January 17, 2020 .
  7. ^ Information on the homepage of the local community Oberfell
  8. Joachim Krieger: Terrace culture on the Lower Moselle. Joachim Krieger Verlag, Neuwied 2003