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City of Euskirchen
Coordinates: 50 ° 39 ′ 35 "  N , 6 ° 50 ′ 26"  E
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.61 km²
Residents : 875  (December 31, 2017)
Population density : 242 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st July 1969
Postal code : 53881
Area code : 02251
Location of Weidesheim in Euskirchen

Weidesheim (mundartl. Weessem ) is a district of Euskirchen and is located in the east of the city on Landesstraße 210. The place name “Weidesheim”, also called “Wedensheim” in 1316, means “home of the Widin”. Other forms of name that have been handed down in the Liber valoris are “Wedinsheim”, 1319 “Wysheim”, 1471 “Wyshem”, 1600 “Weidessem”, 1719 “Wiedesheim”.


In 1670 Weidesheim had 38 houses. Wonderfully country the place belonged to the late 18th century to the Electorate of Cologne and was under the Kleeburg the management of the Office Brühl . On July 1, 1969, Weidesheim was incorporated into Euskirchen .


Weidesheim - new development area, aerial view from the north-west

The medieval Kleeburg is in Weidesheim . It was built in the 14th century and was first mentioned in a document in 1393. Their owners at the time were Johann and Eva von Bendeman and their sister-in-law von Cleberg. The von Dadenberg family owned this castle from around 1450 to 1666, from 1671 the Gymnich von Vlatten, the Gymnich von Gymnich and the Freiherren von Rolligen proportionally . Johanna Maria von Gymnich later acquired all three parts of the castle and called them her own until her death in 1825. The castle was then owned by the Barons Spies von Büllesheim until 1929 , after which it passed into the possession of the Conen couple and was listed as a historical monument in 1986 . The Kleeburg has been owned by Freiherr von Korff since 1997.

Weidesheim is also known for the Easter fire of Freiherr von Korff , the summer festival of the volunteer fire brigade (in June) and the fair (in September).


Street naming

In the course of addressing the street names in Euskirchen, many streets in Weidesheim were named after Germanic tribes from 1969 , e.g. B. Alemanni , Ubier and Bataver .


The Voreifelbahn runs south of Weidesheim . The closest stop is Euskirchen-Kuchenheim . Trains on line S 23 run there .

Web links

Commons : Weidesheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Population figures for districts. City of Euskirchen, December 31, 2017, accessed on July 7, 2018 (main residences).
  2. ^ Gerhard Mürkens: The place names of the district of Euskirchen . Euskirchen 1958, page 44.
  3. ^ Wilhelm Fabricius : Explanations of the historical atlas of the Rhine province, 2nd volume: The map of 1789. Bonn 1898, p. 62.
  4. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 86 .
  5. St. Mary's Assumption Weidesheim