Spessart (Brohltal)

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Coat of arms of the local community Spessart
Spessart (Brohltal)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 26 '  N , 7 ° 7'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Brohl valley
Height : 500 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.72 km 2
Residents: 786 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 90 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56746
Area code : 02655
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 208
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website : www.spessart-brohltal.de
Local Mayor : Frank Klapperich ( SPD )
Location of the local community Spessart in the district of Ahrweiler
Remagen Grafschaft (Rheinland) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sinzig Bad Breisig Brohl-Lützing Gönnersdorf (bei Bad Breisig) Waldorf (Rheinland-Pfalz) Burgbrohl Wassenach Glees Niederzissen Wehr (Eifel) Galenberg Oberzissen Brenk Königsfeld (Eifel) Schalkenbach Dedenbach Niederdürenbach Oberdürenbach Weibern (Eifel) Kempenich Hohenleimbach Spessart (Brohltal) Heckenbach Kesseling Kalenborn (bei Altenahr) Berg (bei Ahrweiler) Kirchsahr Lind (bei Altenahr) Rech Dernau Mayschoß Altenahr Ahrbrück Hönningen Kaltenborn Adenau Herschbroich Meuspath Leimbach (bei Adenau) Dümpelfeld Nürburg (Gemeinde) Müllenbach (bei Adenau) Quiddelbach Hümmel Ohlenhard Wershofen Aremberg Wiesemscheid Kottenborn Wimbach Honerath Bauler (Landkreis Ahrweiler) Senscheid Pomster Dankerath Trierscheid Barweiler Reifferscheid Sierscheid Harscheid (bei Adenau) Dorsel Hoffeld (Eifel) Wirft Rodder Müsch Eichenbach Antweiler Fuchshofen Winnerath Insul Schuld (Ahr) Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
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Spessart is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Brohltal community , which has its administrative headquarters in Niederzissen .


The Brohlbach rises in the Hannebach district . From here it flows through the Brohl valley and flows into the Rhine at Brohl-Lützing . The rare mineral Hannebachite can be found in the former “Hannebacher Ley” quarry .


The community consists of the villages and hamlets Spessart, Hannebach, Wollscheid and Heulingshof.


The Spessart district belonged to the Kempenich rule until the end of the 18th century , the Hannebach and Wollscheid districts to the Olbrück rule .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 323
1835 436
1871 439
1905 458
1939 538
1950 540
1961 575
year Residents
1970 656
1987 660
1997 744
2005 758
2011 756
2017 772
2019 786


Municipal council

The local council in Spessart consists of twelve 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 SPD CDU FWG total
2019 5 3 4th 12 seats
2014 5 4th 3 12 seats
2009 5 4th 3 12 seats
2004 3 4th 5 12 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Spessart e. V.


Frank Klapperich (SPD) became local mayor of Spessart on September 7, 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for another five years with a share of 84.42% of the votes.

Klapperich's predecessor Christel Groß (FWG) held the office until 2009.

coat of arms

Spessart coat of arms
Blazon : “By a black and silver wavy bar diagonally left divided by silver and green, at the top two floating bar crosses touching one another diagonally to the left, red and black, at the bottom growing from the shield edge four silver hexagonal columns staggered to the left, the fourth slightly smaller than the third. "
Justification for the coat of arms: The two, red and black, crosses in silver stand for the centuries-long association of Spessart with Kurtrier (red) and Kurköln (black), the wavy bar symbolizes the Brohlbach, and the hexagonal columns the “Hannebacher Ley” quarry; the color green stands for the abundance of forests and meadows.

See also

Web links

Commons : Spessart  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 10 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved December 13, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. a b 1st meeting of the Spessart municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, September 7, 2009, accessed on August 4, 2020 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Brohltal, Verbandsgemeinde, 13th line of results. Retrieved August 4, 2020 .
  7. FWG Spessart relies on continuity - Christel Groß seeks re-election. In: www.brohltal-info24.de. Thola Media UG, Burgbrohl, May 7, 2009, accessed on August 4, 2020 .