Wawern (Saar)

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Wawern (Saar)
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Coordinates: 49 ° 39 '  N , 6 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Trier-Saarburg
Association municipality : Conc
Height : 160 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.27 km 2
Residents: 607 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 115 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54441
Area code : 06501
License plate : TR, SAB
Community key : 07 2 35 144
Association administration address: Am Markt 11
54329 Conc
Website : www.wawern-saar.de
Local Mayor : Karl-Peter Binz
Location of the local community of Wawern 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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Wawern is a municipality in the Trier-Saarburg district in Rhineland-Palatinate . She belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Konz .


Wawerner Bruch nature reserve

Wawern is located about five kilometers north of Saarburg and also five kilometers southwest of Konz on state road 137 not far from the Saar . Part of the municipality, the Wawerner Bruch , is designated as a nature reserve.


The name Wawern is said to be derived from the Treverian Waberla = swirling swamp meadow, as it still exists today in the Wawerner Bruch.

In the Thirty Years' War the place was almost completely destroyed, the population fell to almost a third, and there were only very few livestock. In 1777 the old town center with the church burned down and in 1814 the whole town, only the winery and the mill were spared. In the lower village, 31 houses were destroyed in another fire in 1872.

Jews were settled in Wawern towards the end of the 18th century . They built their own synagogue around 1839 . On September 2, 1809, the future rabbi Dr. Joseph Kahn was born in Wawern as the orphaned son of the village cantor, destined for the cattle trade, but after a riding accident he devoted himself to his studies. From 1841 chief rabbi in Trier. Died in 1875 while visiting Amsterdam. Around 1870 half of the citizens were Jewish , towards the end of the 19th century there were 70 Jewish citizens in Wawern, and in 1933 there were still 45 Jewish citizens. During the time of the Nazi dictatorship , all parishioners were probably deported and killed.

On July 18, 1946, Wawern, together with 80 other municipalities in the districts of Trier and Saarburg , was annexed to the Saar area , which was separated from the rest of the French occupation zone in February 1946 and which was no longer subject to the Allied Control Council at the time . On June 6, 1947 this territorial outsourcing was withdrawn to 21 municipalities, so Wawern came to the 1946 newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 223
1835 386
1871 434
1905 466
1939 438
year Residents
1950 458
1961 512
1970 576
1987 574
2005 614

Municipal council

The local council in Wawern consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the local council:

choice SPD CDU Flat share total
2019 by majority vote 12 seats
2014 5 - 7th 12 seats
2009 7th 5 - 12 seats
2004 5 7th - 12 seats

Culture and sights


Sculpture Meteor on the Goldberg

The sculpture Meteor by Jürgen Waxweilter was created in 2007 as part of the international sculpture symposium Sculptures on the River .

The community has a historical nature trail, which among other things in the historical center to

  • a restored former synagogue,
  • a, today profane, former village church,
  • various houses from the beginning of the 19th century, some with older building elements,
  • a former farm estate built in 1722 by the Trier cathedral chapter and converted in 1919,
  • the former wine press house built in 1923 and the former village press
  • as well as leading to a former mill.
See also


The Wine Blossom Festival takes place on the third weekend in June. Numerous events and exhibitions are held in the former synagogue.


In the past agriculture and viticulture were the main sources of income. Today there are still two Wawerner winemakers who are full-time and a few who are part-time. Foreign vintners have acquired larger areas so that the character of a vintner location is retained. There is also a sawmill, two carpentry shops and other companies. The citizens of Wawerner are craftsmen, employees, civil servants and self-employed.


Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Kahn, Joseph, Dr. In: Michael Brocke and Julius Carlebach (editors), edited by Carsten Wilke : Biographisches Handbuch der Rabbis. Part 1: The rabbis of the emancipation period in the German, Bohemian and Greater Poland countries 1781–1871. K G Saur, Munich 2004, ISBN 3-598-24871-7 , No. 849, pp. 500-502.
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections