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Nörvenich municipality
Unofficial coat of arms
Coordinates: 50 ° 48 ′ 1 ″  N , 6 ° 41 ′ 35 ″  E
Height : 122 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.3 km²
Residents : 663  (May 31, 2020)
Population density : 154 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Incorporated into: Erftstadt
Postal code : 52388
Area code : 02235
Local map
Pingsheim town center
Pingsheim town center

Pingsheim is the easternmost part of the municipality in Nörvenich . It is located in the Düren district in North Rhine-Westphalia .


The place name is said to go back to a Roman forest name ( Pinetum , spruce forest). The prefix binis may also be a personal name. The place was first mentioned in a document from 1022. Archbishop Heribert gave the Cologne Abbey of Groß St. Martin "the little church of Pingsheim in the Zülpichgau ". It remained connected to the abbey just like the associated Zehnthof until its dissolution in 1802.

The Pingsheim Peace

On October 14, 1279, the Pingsheim Peace was signed in Pingsheim . After protracted and mostly bellicose disputes between the widow of Count von Jülich and his successor on the one hand and Archbishop Siegfried von Westerburg of Cologne on the other, the two parties reached a peace treaty that was concluded in Pingsheim and generally referred to as the "Peace of Pingsheim" becomes.

Presumably the border location of the village induced the two powers to choose Pingsheim as the place of negotiation . The western part of the village belonged to Jülich , the eastern part to the Lechenich office of the Archbishopric of Cologne . The border line was today's Alfons-Keever-Strasse. According to tradition, the site of the conclusion of the contract was the parish church of Pingsheim . In fact, the opponents met on what is now Alfons-Keever-Strasse, because its center was the border between Kurköln and Jülich-Berg.

The complicated prehistory and the contractual agreements, which are somewhat difficult to understand without expert comment, have been carefully and extensively presented by Heinrich Heesel in the work "The Peace of Pingsheim on October 14, 1279 and its prehistory" published in 1979. The disputes up for negotiation all have to do with rights in and around Zülpich . Among other things, it is agreed that the counts of Jülich on advocacies , the legal process on the Schievelberg and the interest and rights which the Hofgut Palenz concerned, renounce in favor of the archbishop. The archbishop is allowed to fortify the city of his own free will and to expand the castle in Zülpich. As early as 1291, the archbishop had to surrender the bailiwick rights to the Jülich count.

The Pingsheim coat of arms

The unofficial coat of arms created in 2003 commemorates the Peace of Pingsheim. On one side is the Jülich lion, on the other the cross of the Electorate of Cologne. Both sides are separated by the red ribbon (Dorfstrasse). The dove of peace flies over Jülich and Cologne .


On July 1, 1969, Pingsheim was initially incorporated into Erftstadt . As part of the so-called Cologne Act , the place was reclassified to Nörvenich on January 1, 1975.

Population development

The development of the population of Pingsheim since 1828:

year Residents
1828 319
1843 372
1864 439
1871 410
1885 420
1890 414
1895 418
1900 407
1910 424
1919 434
1925 460
1933 439
1939 391
1946 461
1950 486
1956 452
1961 428
1967 432
1975 420
1985 441
1995 609
2005 711
2010 677
2015 670

The history of Pingsheim is detailed on the website of the local community.

Mayor (1846 to 1969)

  • 1846–1848 Brendgen
  • 1869-1882 Bulich
  • 1884-1893 Ambrosius Bulich
  • 1900–1904 Ambrosius Bulich
  • 1904–1912 Ambrosius Bulich
  • 1926 Ambrosius Bulich
  • 1929 Ambrosius Bulich
  • 1930 Carl Bulich
  • 1933 JF Münch
  • 1945 Christian Kalscheuer
  • 1945 Pastor Alfons Keever
  • 1945–1948 Theodor Zaudig
  • 1948–1969 Edmund Forsbach

Architectural monuments


At the district level, Pingsheim won a bronze medal in the competition Our village has a future in 2014 .

Web links

Commons : Pingsheim  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. Note: Heribert died in 1021. In document no. 4 from the holdings of the parish archives Groß St. Martin in the historical archive of the Archdiocese of Cologne , the year 1022 is given. In a short version in Oediger: Regesta of the Archbishops of Cologne in the Middle Ages , the year 1022 is provided with a question mark. In the footnote it is assumed that the document is the new version of an older lost document
  3. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 86 .
  4. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 307 .