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Coordinates: 50 ° 26 '  N , 6 ° 53'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 460 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.33 km 2
Residents: 190 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 57 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53520
Area code : 02695
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 085
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website :
Local Mayor : André Kürsten
Location of the local community of Winnerath 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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St. Apollinaris

Winnerath is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .


Winnerath is located six kilometers northwest of the city of Adenau on a mountain ridge that slopes northwards from the Hürsnück ( 537  m above sea level ) just beyond the southern municipal boundary . The place is framed by the valleys of the Laufenbach in the west, which runs north-northwest, and the Atzenbach in the east, which runs northeast to the Ahr . The valley basin of the Eizenbach , a left, not much smaller, left branch of the Atzenbach , begins in the northern part of the village .

The municipal area extends in the far west down to the Ahr valley and to the river on a section of the river from the confluence of the Laufenbach at the Streitenau residential area, which belongs to Winnerath, to just under a kilometer downstream, where the district is about 255  m above sea level. NHN has reached its lowest point of the ground . In the east, the corridor of the municipality extends beyond the Atzenbach cut to the course of the Pritscheider Bach , which reaches the downstream Ahr over the Welsbach . In the north, the municipal marker ends well before the upper slope of the Ahr valley.


Winnerath was first mentioned in a document in 1501. However, the first settlement of the place probably took place well before that. The ending "-rath" in the name of the local community is due to the time of the major clearing in the 10th-14th centuries. Century. The current name comes from "Winnenrode" ( the clearing of the Wino or Winne ). If the root word “win” comes from “wünne” and therefore “cattle pasture” comes, the name would mean “the settlement on the cleared cattle pasture”.

Until the end of the 18th century, Winnerath belonged to the mayor's office of the "Vier Honnschaften " in the Electoral Cologne office of Nürburg , which obliged the Winnerath families in 1638 to deliver a smoking hen to the Nürburg .

Among other things, in order to counteract the often impassable way to school in Schuld in winter , an own school was set up in Winnerath in 1875, which moved into a newly built school building in 1901/02. In 1966 the Winnerather School was closed.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 102
1835 141
1871 144
1905 161
1939 168
1950 173
year Residents
1961 157
1970 142
1987 163
1997 201
2005 211
2017 184


Municipal council

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


André Kürsten became local mayor of Winnerath in 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with a share of the vote of 85.34%.

Kürsten's predecessor Herbert Stumpf had held the office for 30 years.


The subsidiary church of St. Apollinaris was built in 1666. The dilapidation , which occurred at the turn of the 20th century, made it necessary to renovate the chapel, which also had to be re-covered. In 1926 an extension was added. A second restoration was carried out in 1960.

Web links

Commons : Winnerath  - 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 (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2020. S. 7 (PDF; 1 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, 35th line of results. Retrieved August 15, 2020 .
  6. Fear in the VG Adenau: Many mayors no longer continue. Herbert Stumpf. In: Rhein-Zeitung. Mittelrhein-Verlag GmbH, Koblenz, March 29, 2019, accessed on August 15, 2020 .