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Coat of arms of the local community Thörnich
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Coordinates: 49 ° 50 '  N , 6 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Trier-Saarburg
Association municipality : Schweich on the Roman Wine Route
Height : 127 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.49 km 2
Residents: 199 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 80 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54340
Area code : 06507
License plate : TR, SAB
Community key : 07 2 35 134
Association administration address: Brückenstrasse 26
54338 Schweich
Website :
Local Mayor : Hans-Peter Brixius
Location of the municipality of Thörnich in the Trier-Saarburg district
Luxemburg Saarland Eifelkreis Bitburg-Prüm Landkreis Birkenfeld Trier Bescheid (Hunsrück) Beuren (Hochwald) Damflos Geisfeld Grimburg Gusenburg Hermeskeil Hinzert-Pölert Naurath (Wald) Neuhütten (Hochwald) Rascheid Reinsfeld Züsch Baldringen Greimerath (bei Trier) Heddert Hentern Kell am See Lampaden Mandern Paschel Schillingen Schömerich Vierherrenborn Waldweiler Zerf Kanzem Konz Nittel Oberbillig Onsdorf Pellingen Tawern Temmels Wasserliesch Wawern (Saar) Wellen (Mosel) Wiltingen Bonerath Farschweiler Gusterath Gutweiler Herl Hinzenburg Holzerath Kasel (bei Trier) Korlingen Lorscheid Mertesdorf Morscheid Ollmuth Osburg Pluwig Riveris (Gemeinde) Schöndorf (an der Ruwer) Sommerau (an der Ruwer) Thomm Waldrach Ayl Fisch (Saargau) Freudenburg Irsch (bei Saarburg) Kastel-Staadt Kirf Mannebach (bei Saarburg) Merzkirchen Ockfen Palzem Saarburg Schoden Serrig Taben-Rodt Trassem Wincheringen Bekond Detzem Ensch Fell (Mosel) Föhren Kenn Klüsserath Köwerich Leiwen Longen Longuich Mehring (Mosel) Naurath (Eifel) Pölich Riol Schleich Schweich Thörnich Trittenheim Aach (bei Trier) Franzenheim Hockweiler Igel (Mosel) Kordel (Eifel) Langsur Newel Ralingen Trierweiler Welschbillig Zemmermap
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The Moselle loop

Thörnich is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Schweich on the Roman Wine Route .

Geographical location

Thörnich is located about ten kilometers east of Schweich in a loop of the Moselle . The local area extends on both sides of the Moselle and includes the built-up areas in the south-west and vineyards on the opposite bank of the Moselle. The place is affected by the state road 48 , which leads over a bridge to the federal road 53 .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 151
1835 180
1871 194
1905 184
1939 201
1950 229
year Residents
1961 193
1970 170
1987 177
1997 172
2005 160
2019 199

Municipal council

The local council in Thörnich consists of six 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 Catholic parish church of St. Maternus , built in 1789/90, has two stone altars from the beginning of the 18th century. The furnishings from the time of construction are largely preserved.
  • An old, about 4 meter high shaft cross made of red sandstone with the year 1615 is located on a Roman winepress stone that has been rededicated as a base, to be found on the road from Thörnich to Köwerich .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Thörnich


The entire place deals with viticulture and related services, including tourist services.


Thörnich is known nationwide for the wine farm festival on the second weekend in September, which runs from Friday evening to Monday. The wine farm festival is organized by the winemakers in their houses, who offer their wines and typical winemaker dishes there and in the courtyards.

On Friday evenings the wine farm festival begins on the village square, where the starting point for the wine tasting experience in the wineries is. Guided hikes on the steep slopes of Thörnich are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and some wineries open on Mondays and offer a finish with them.


  • Thörnicher Ritsch. When Konrad Adenauer traveled to Moscow in 1955 to negotiate the release of German prisoners of war, he had a few bottles of this vineyard in his luggage in order to placate his negotiating partners.
  • Thörnicher Enggass
  • Thörnicher Schießlay

Web links

Commons : Thörnich  - 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 - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. Thörnicher Weinhöfefest - Nightlife Trier. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on March 30, 2016 ; accessed on March 30, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /