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Coat of arms of the local community Plaidt
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Coordinates: 50 ° 23 '  N , 7 ° 23'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mayen-Koblenz
Association municipality : Pellenz
Height : 107 m above sea level NHN
Area : 9.39 km 2
Residents: 5859 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 624 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56637
Area code : 02632
License plate : MYK, MY
Community key : 07 1 37 088
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 2-4
56637 Plaidt
Website :
Local Mayor : Peter Wilkes ( CDU )
Location of the local community Plaidt in the Mayen-Koblenz district

Plaidt ( Mosel-Franconian : Plääd ) is a municipality in the Eifel in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Pellenz , which also has its administrative headquarters in Plaidt. Plaidt also houses the information center of the volcano park in the district of Mayen-Koblenz .


Plaidt is located 5 km south of Andernach. The Nette (Middle Rhine) flows through the municipality.

Neighboring communities are the Andernach district of Miesenheim , Saffig , Ochtendung and Kretz .


Plaidt was first mentioned as lead in 895 in a deed of donation .

Until the end of the 18th century Plaidt belonged to the Electorate of Trier and was part of the administrative and judicial district of Pellenz, which was finally subordinate to the Monreal office .

In 1794, French revolutionary troops had taken the Left Bank of the Rhine . From 1798 to 1814 Plaidt belonged to the canton of Andernach in the Rhine-Moselle department and was under the administration of Mairie Saffig . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration Plaidt belonged from 1816 to the newly formed district Mayen in Koblenz and from 1822 to the Rhine province and was part of the mayoralty Andernach . In 1858, Plaidt and the former communities and villages of Eich, Kretz, Kruft, Miesenheim, Namedy and Nickenich were part of the "Mayor of Andernach-Land", which was newly formed by Mayor FJ Weygold and which was renamed "Amt Andernach-Land" in 1927.

In the town center there was a church on the site of today's Hummerich Hall until 1861. Since this had become dilapidated, it was torn down and the tufa below was removed. With the sale of the tuff stone, the new construction of the Catholic St. Willibrord Church outside the old village center on Mühlenstrasse was financed from 1860 onwards.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Plaidt consists of 22 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP total
2019 8th 12 2 22 seats
2014 11 10 1 22 seats
2009 11 9 2 22 seats
2004 12 10 - 22 seats


Peter Wilkes (CDU) became the local mayor of Plaidt on June 26, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 60.25% of the vote. Wilkes prevailed against the previous incumbent Wilhelm Anheier (SPD), who had held the office since 2003.

coat of arms

Plaidt coat of arms
Blazon : "Square, top right in blue a golden ear of wheat inclined slightly to the right, next to it a silver millstone, top left in gold two diagonally crossed blue stone tools, double-headed and simple, with red stems, at the bottom right in silver a red cross bar and at the bottom left in green a silver sloping wave bar. "
Foundation of the coat of arms: Originally the place consisted of nine farms and seven water mills , indicated by the symbols of wheat and millstone. Some stone tools are taken from an old community seal from 1796. These point to the stone industry ( basalt and tuff ), which can be traced back to Roman times . The red cross on a white (silver) background indicates the former rule of the Electorate of Trier , the silver sloping bar in the green field symbolizes the Nice, which flows through the town and corridors.

Parish partnership

Sister cities

Since 1976 Plaidt has been sibling with the French municipality of Morangis (Essonne) , which has a population of 12,456.

Cultural monuments


The secondary school plus Pellenz there since 1974, first as a high school Pellenz . In 1999 the school was transformed into the Pellenz Regional School and the Pellenz Secondary School , and in 2004 into the Pellenz Regional School . The Pellenz Regional School has been an all-day school since 2008 ; at the beginning of the school year 2009/10 it was named Realschule plus Pellenz . From the school year 2010/2011, the 5th school year of the new Integrated Comprehensive School (IGS) was introduced, into which the Realschule plus Pellenz was converted over the course of the next five years, during which it was called IGS Pellenz and Realschule plus Pellenz . In the 2014/2015 school year, the last year of secondary school was adopted. Since the 2015/2016 school year it has been a comprehensive school only. In the 2016/2017 school year, the first class attended the Mainz study level (MSS).

The school is currently attended by over 900 students, who are taught by around 70 teachers. Many travel from the surrounding area by bus.

Two teachers at this school, Martin Becker and Hans Bretz, have been writing successful musicals since 1999 (including The Mysterious Music Box , Ba-Ba-Balla , A wonderful friendship and Lissi - how it all began ). For this she received the Mayen-Koblenz District Culture Prize on May 24, 2007. In 2005/06 the two teachers started a music show with the title WM-Kult Tour - Auf nach Berlin u. a. with Thomas Anders , the Mainz court singers and Juventus Vocalis . During this time, the school's musical ensemble was the official cultural ambassador of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate on the occasion of the 2006 soccer world championship. In 2011, the Realschule plus received the RLP state prevention award for its violence prevention activities in the context of long-term musical projects. In addition to the Realschule plus Pellenz / IGS Pellenz, Plaidt also has a primary school.

Since the 2016/2017 school year, you can attend the Mainz study level (MSS).

The integrated comprehensive school (IGS) has a musical-artistic focus (musicals). Four foreign languages ​​are offered: English , French , Spanish and Latin .


Plaidt has a train station on the Eifelquerbahn . The regional train lines RB 23 and RB 38 of the DB Regio run here every hour ( Rhineland-Palatinate cycle ) . Due to the location of Plaidt in the district of Mayen-Koblenz , the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel VRM applies .


Web links

Commons : Plaidt  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Angelika Hunold, Peter Ippach, Hoger Schaaff: churches, tunnels, quarries. A hike through the valley of the Kruftter Bach . Mainz 2002, p. 27-28 .
  3. ^ Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Pellenz, Verbandsgemeinde, fourth row of results. Retrieved January 19, 2020 .
  5. Erwin Unger: Ortschronik July 2018 to June 2019. P. 116. Plaidter Geschichtsverein e. V., accessed on January 19, 2020 .