Association municipality of Brohltal

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Association municipality of Brohltal
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Coordinates: 50 ° 27 '  N , 7 ° 13'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Area : 138.44 km 2
Residents: 18,433 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 133 inhabitants per km 2
License plate : AW
Association key : 07 1 31 5004
Association structure: 17 municipalities
Association administration address
Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website :
Mayor : Johannes Bell
Location of the Brohltal community in the Ahrweiler district
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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Maria Laach Abbey , Glees parish

The Verbandsgemeinde Brohltal is an administrative unit in the legal form of a regional authority in the district of Ahrweiler in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate . The administrative seat is in the local community Niederzissen . The Verbandsgemeinde was formed in 1970.

The Brohlbach, which gives it its name, is characteristic of the Brohl valley . The Laacher See with the Maria Laach Abbey , Olbrück Castle and the Vulkan-Express , a historic narrow-gauge railway , are of great tourist interest .


The Verbandsgemeinde Brohltal, together with the Verbandsgemeinden Vordereifel, Mendig and Pellenz, forms the Vulcanic Eastern Eifel , one of three sub-regions into which the Vulkaneifel is divided.

Association members communities

Local parish Area (km²) Residents
Brenk 3.08 190
Burgbrohl 10.62 3,183
Dedenbach 7.63 480
Galenberg 2.28 209
Glees 11.45 590
Hohenleimbach 10.17 360
Kempenich 11.91 1,877
Koenigsfeld 7.20 689
Niederduerenbach 6.82 953
Niederzissen 11.95 2,722
Oberduerenbach 6.94 662
Oberzissen 2.73 1,090
Schalkenbach 10.29 810
Spessart 8.72 786
Wassenach 6.16 1,215
Weir 9.93 1,117
Women 10.56 1,500
Association municipality of Brohltal 138.45 18,433

(Residents on December 31, 2019)


Association municipality

As part of the territorial and administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate, which took place between 1965 and 1975, the previous offices of Burgbrohl and Kempenich in the district of Mayen and the office were initially with effect from October 1968, based on the area of ​​today's Verbandsgemeinde Brohltal Niederzissen in the district of Ahrweiler converted into association communities.

The Verbandsgemeinde Brohltal was re-established as part of the eighth administrative simplification law of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (8th VwVeinfG) of July 28, 1970 with effect from November 7, 1970. It emerged from parts of the dissolved Mayen district with the municipalities

  • Brenk, Burgbrohl, Galenberg, Glees, Wassenach and Wehr (Verbandsgemeinde Burgbrohl),
  • Engeln, Hohenleimbach, Kempenich, Spessart and Weibern (Verbandsgemeinde Kempenich),

as well as from the communities that previously belonged to the Ahrweiler district

  • Dedenbach, Königsfeld, Niederdürenbach, Niederzissen, Oberdürenbach, Oberzissen and Schalkenbach (association municipality Niederzissen).

The provisional association communities Niederzissen, Burgbrohl and Kempenich were dissolved at the same time.

In the first phase, on June 7, 1969, the municipality of Burgbrohl was re-formed from the dissolved municipalities of Burgbrohl, Niederoberweiler and Oberlützingen.

Communal territorial changes

After the formation of the association:

  • The municipality of Ramersbach was incorporated into Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler on March 16, 1974.
  • The Engeln community was incorporated into the Kempenich community on June 10, 1979.

Population development

The development of the number of inhabitants in relation to the area of ​​what is today the Brohltal community; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 6.243
1835 8,225
1871 8,953
1905 10,911
1939 11,633
1950 12,766
year Residents
1961 13,322
1970 14,863
1987 15,938
1997 17,955
2005 18.606
2019 18,433


The predominantly Catholic population belongs to the Diocese of Trier , the Protestant Christians belong to the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland .


Association municipal council

The Brohltal municipal council consists of 32 honorary council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the full-time mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

2019 7th 11 1 3 1 9 32 seats
2014 8th 14th - 1 ª 10 32 seats
2009 8th 12 2 - - 10 32 seats
2004 7th 17th - - - 8th 32 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Group Verbandsgemeinde Brohltal e. V.


In 2007 Johannes Bell (FWG) was elected mayor. On May 10, 2015, he was confirmed in office for a further eight years with a share of the vote of 83.35%.


The communities within the Verbandsgemeinde belong to the constituency Remagen / Sinzig in the state elections and to the constituency Ahrweiler in the federal election.


According to state planning, Burgbrohl and Niederzissen are designated as the basic centers .


The competent courts are the Higher Regional Court and the Regional Court in Koblenz as well as the Sinzig District Court . The communities are assigned to the Remagen and Adenau police stations (Kempenich, Weibern, Spessart). The association is located in the tax office district of Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. The responsible Chamber of Commerce and Industry is based in Koblenz .

A vehicle registration office for the Ahrweiler district has been set up as a branch in Niederzissen.


There are seven primary schools in Burgbrohl, Kempenich, Niederdürenbach, Schalkenbach, Wassenach, Wehr and Weibern, a Realschule plus in Niederzissen and a special school with a focus on learning in Burgbrohl. There are also six Catholic and three municipal kindergartens.


The association is located in the Eifel / Ahr tourist area. The municipalities of Kempenich and Wassenach have been given the rating resort .


  • Matthias Röcke: Castles and palaces between Ahr and Brohlbach - Famous and unknown facilities in the Ahrweiler district . (With photos by Karl Heinz Thurz and with an overview map and marking of the individual objects and the most important cities. Very numerous references to literature). Cologne: JP Bachem 1984, 119 S, Fig.
  • Werner D'hein: Nature and culture guide Vulkanland Eifel. With 26 stations on the "German Volcano Road". Gaasterland-Verlag, Düsseldorf 2006, ISBN 3-935873-15-8 .
  • Manfred Mehlhop: Old stone crosses in the area of ​​the Brohltal community . Niederzissen 1993

Individual evidence

  1. a b c State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Wolfgang Dietz: Local area and administrative reform using the example of the Brohltal community , Heimatjahrbuch 1996 Kreis Ahrweiler ( online edition )
  3. a b Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume  407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 147 (PDF; 2.8 MB; see also pages 158 and 167).
  4. ^ Heinz Korbach: Administrative reform in the district of Ahrweiler , Heimatjahrbuch 1972 Kreis Ahrweiler ( online edition )
  5. a b c d e State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Regional data.
  6. The regional returning officer RLP: Association council election 2019 Brohltal. Retrieved August 11, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Election of the mayors of the association communities. Year 2015, row 9. Retrieved August 11, 2019 .
  8. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - key data of individual schools by school location