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Coat of arms of the local community Wierschem
Map of Germany, position of the local community Wierschem highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 14 '  N , 7 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Mayen-Koblenz
Association municipality : Maifeld
Height : 250 m above sea level NHN
Area : 8.32 km 2
Residents: 320 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 38 inhabitants per km 2
Postcodes : 56294,
56754 (Rotherhof)Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / zip code contains text
Area code : 02605
License plate : MYK, MY
Community key : 07 1 37 114
Association administration address: Marktplatz 4
56751 Polch
Website : www.wierschem.de
Local Mayor : Michael Kopp
Location of the local community Wierschem in the Mayen-Koblenz district
The Raiffeisenplatz with linden tree and cast iron handle pump is the center of the village

Wierschem is a municipality in the Mayen-Koblenz district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Maifeld Association , which has its administrative headquarters in the city of Polch .


Wierschem is two and a half kilometers southwest of the city of Münstermaifeld and three kilometers northwest of the Moselle . The village extends over a sloping terrain from east to west and includes altitudes between 235  m above sea level. NHN and 265  m above sea level NHN . The Wierschemer Höhe rises to the east, and the Wierschemer Bach , which drains to the Elzbach , begins to the west . Geographically , the north of the municipality with the capital of the largely treeless be low Maifelder Terrace assign the southern section, however, the Elztal with the Counts Elzschen forest . There it reaches about 105  m above sea level. NHN its lowest point on the ground , its highest at 300  m above sea level. NHN east of the main town. Wierschem includes the residential areas Burg Eltz , Forsthaus Rotherhof, Neuhof and Sannenhof.


Wierschem appears as wigersheim in 1100 in the list of goods of the Karden monastery . In the 15th century the village was a fiefdom of the lords of Eltz .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 275
1835 363
1871 373
1905 300
1939 303
1950 350
1961 293
year Residents
1970 310
1987 300
1997 309
2005 329
2011 340
2017 314


Municipal council

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


Michael Kopp became the local mayor of Wierschem in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of 92.49% of the votes.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Wierschem
Blazon : "Shield divided, above in red a growing golden lion, below in silver a red plow."

Culture and sights

Eltz and Trutzeltz castles

The Eltz and Trutzeltz castles are located southwest of the village in the district of Wierschem.


The Catholic parish church of St. Apollonia is elevated above the village in the cemetery. In the choir (in the core late Romanesque?) There is a ribbed vault from the 14th century. Most of the furnishings from the Baroque period have been preserved (including the altarpiece with the Assumption of Mary). A bell from 1752 was cast by Anselm Franz Speck in Heidelberg. The late Gothic pulpit (beginning of the 16th century with the Eltz and Hagen coats of arms) comes from Münstermaifeld .


Web links

Commons : Wierschem  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, 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. 40 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Maifeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 18th line of results. Retrieved February 2, 2020 .
  6. Coat of arms of the local community Wierschem on the website of the Maifeld community