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Coordinates: 49 ° 59 '  N , 6 ° 53'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Bernkastel-Wittlich
Height : 160 m above sea level NHN
Area : 49.64 km 2
Residents: 19,069 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 384 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 54516
Area code : 06571
License plate : WIL, BKS
Community key : 07 2 31 134
City structure: City center + 5  districts

City administration address :
Schlossstrasse 11
54516 Wittlich
Website : www.wittlich.de
Mayor : Joachim Rodenkirch ( CDU )
Location of the city of Wittlich in the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich
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Wittlich - city center

Wittlich an der Lieser is the district town of the Rhineland-Palatinate district of Bernkastel-Wittlich and the seat of the Wittlich-Land community . With around 19,500 inhabitants, Wittlich is the largest city between Trier and Koblenz and a medium-sized center .


Geographical location

The city is located in the southern Eifel on the Lieser in a side valley of the Moselle on the northern edge of the Wittlich valley . This landscape is limited to the west by the Moselle Eifel and to the east by the Moselle valley .

City or municipality parts

  • Bombogen ( district )
    • Weierhof
  • Village (district)
  • Lüxem (district)
    • Finnbachhof
  • Neuerburg (district)
    • Nikolaushof
    • Scheuerhof
    • Seitertshof
    • Ulmenhof
  • Wengerohr (district)
    • Mission House St. Paul
    • Election wood
    • Braunenstein farm
  • Wittlich (city center)
    • Abachsmühle
    • Bastenmühle
    • Good Blumenscheid
    • Bohlensmühle
    • Hof Breit
  • Bridge mill
  • Failz farm
  • Landhaus Felsenburg
  • Fintenhof
  • Forester's lodge Failz
  • Grünewald
  • Rabbit mill
  • House Kaster
  • Helenenhof
  • Behind the broad
  • House Huwer
  • House Kunk
  • Mariahof
  • Neumühle
  • Quellenhof
  • Rotmühle
  • Walburgishof
  • Two brooks
  • Layenhof
  • Portnersberg Wine Farm

(Source under: The mentioned local districts were independent municipalities until June 7, 1969.)

View from the Fintenhügel over the city of Wittlich


The annual precipitation for Wittlich is 721 mm and the number of hours of sunshine adds up to 1861 hours. The mean air humidity is 84% ​​and the mean air temperature (2 m) is 9.7 ° C. The information relates to a period from 1994 to 2012.


Roman villa
Sketch of Philippsfreude Castle

The oldest known remains of human settlement activity date from the 3rd millennium BC. In Roman times there was a stately villa rustica directly on the Lieser, under today's motorway bridge .

Wittlich was first mentioned in writing in 1065.

1291 gave King Rudolf von Habsburg (1218-1291) Wittlich together with the towns Saarburg , Bernkastel , Welschbillig , Mayen and Montabaur the town charter .

The construction of the archbishop's castle Ottenstein on today's Schlossplatz was completed in 1428. Elector Johann Philipp built a second pleasure palace in 1763, called Philippsfreude .

In the Electorate of Trier , which existed until 1803, the Wittlich office formed an administrative district. After the French era , Wittlich became the seat of the mayor's office in Wittlich and the Wittlich district .

In 1912 the first German juvenile prison was built in Wittlich , which is still adjacent to the Wittlich correctional facility .

On November 9, 1974, the RAF terrorist Holger Meins died in the prison in Wittlich as a result of a hunger strike.

In 2009 the city of Wittlich was included in the Active City Centers program of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • Redesign of the area around the St. Paul Mission House: construction of a generation village as well as a retirement home, scout accommodation, medical center, excursion restaurant and hotel.

Population development

The following table shows the development of the population in the area of ​​the city. People from 86 nations live in Wittlich. The proportion of foreigners is 15% (Germany as a whole 22%, Rhineland-Palatinate 10%).

year Residents
1969 10.117
1979 15,099
1989 15,658
1999 17,567
2009 18,081
2014 18.405
2016 18,748
2017 18,906
2018 18,995
Graphic of the population development


Social and economic development in the 19th century

The social and economic development before and during the industrialization in Wittlich was characterized by population growth, emigration and social welfare due to increasing poverty.

Social welfare and emigration

The growing population consisted largely of poor people. Therefore the "Wittlich Association" (1817) was founded to combat starvation. The first institutionalized implementation of poor relief in the town of Wittlich came from a Wittlich women's movement that offered help to the poor by donating food and money to them. On January 17, 1832, a "poor cooks institution" was established in Wittlich (comparable to the Wittlich table ).

Due to poor harvests (1846/47), compulsory military service, poor living conditions and future prospects, lack of work, high taxes and disadvantages for many Moselle winemakers, emigration from Wittlich increased from the middle of the 19th century. The destinations of emigration were America, Russia, Romania or North Africa (Algeria). It was almost exclusively the middle class who could afford to emigrate, as this was associated with high costs and security. In the years 1840–1871, 2133 overseas emigrants were recorded.

Population growth and economy

The population growth increased disproportionately at the beginning of the 19th century due to the high economic activity. Between the years 1820 and 1900, the population of Wittlich increased from 2002 to 4066 residents. In the 20th century, the population grew comparatively quickly by 2000 residents in just 8 years.

In addition, there were a large number of major projects implemented, such as the district hospital (1900) and the penal institution (1902). [TH1]

During the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, Wittlich was shaped by the markets of the agricultural and rural population. In this way, local interests were largely covered. In the following course of the entry, the most important and internationally and regionally recognized companies Wittlich are presented.

Railway construction

In the course of the development of railways throughout Germany, discussions have been held since the 1850s about a Moselle railway (Moselle route) from Koblenz to Trier and a hoped-for railway connection to the city of Wittlich.

During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71 , the lack of this connection was perceived as serious and the plans were made more concrete. The plans presented in August 1871 were perceived as a negative surprise in Wittlich, as the Moselle Railway was to pass Wittlich between the then independent village of Wengerohr and Platten .

As a result, the Wittlich city council wrote a large number of petitions and submissions to the Reich government and the Reichstag in order to achieve a direct connection between the city and the Moselle route. However, with reference to the higher costs associated with overcoming a greater height difference, these were unsuccessful.

In 1879 the Mosel line Koblenz-Trier was opened, the closest train station for Wittlich was, as it is today, on the edge of Wengerohr.

As a result of the persistent lobbying for a direct connection to Wittlich, the following sections of a branch line from Wengerohr were opened in the following years (closed since the 1980s):

  • Wengerohr - Kues 1883
  • Wengerohr - Wittlich 1885
  • Wittlich - Daun 1909/10

Industrialization in the 20th century

Merrem & Knötgen wine press factory

The Merrem & Knötgen press factory was founded in Wittlich in 1898 by the partners Joseph Merrem and Matthias Knötgen and initially dealt with the manufacture of steam sawmills and the production of horizontal frame saws . They also tried to structure the public electricity network and supplied some private households until the city of Wittlich saw them as competition. The company then focused on the manufacture of wine and fruit presses , machines, steam engines as well as hay tedders, slurry pumps and their repairs.

The entrepreneurs achieved their greatest success through the pressing , where they also achieved the greatest export successes . New machines such as screw presses made their work easier and made it possible to meet the large demand. A total of 28 of the company's systems were put into operation across Germany. For their outstanding commercial achievements, they received the bronze state medal in 1912 and the gold medal in Budapest in 1914 . Through its international company representatives such as B. in Buenos Aires they achieved world renown as the first company and were an important economic factor in Wittlich, which offered numerous jobs.

In 1917 the factory was sold to the press specialist Julius Heiden. Merrem & Knötgen survived both world wars until they were closed in 1975 for health reasons.

Timber industry

The Wittlich wood industry was an important branch that contributed to the industrial boom in Wittlich. Since the 1910s there have been many reports about the development of a timber industry, which have become more and more concrete. Dr. Baltz, the chairman of the Association for Industrial Development in the South Eifel, also followed the development of the company Hausmann, Holzindustrie from Blomberg , which was built on the left side of the Wittlich-Daun railway line. The topping-out ceremony was on December 13, 1913. The wood industry was engaged in the production of plywood, which was important for building and furniture joinery. The company was sold several times and was represented at the trade fair in Trier in 1925. At the end of the 1920s, the Wittlich wood industry got into financial difficulties, so that in 1929 a settlement procedure to avoid bankruptcy was opened, which the Wittlich District Court overturned. There are no other sources about the further course of the wood industry in the 1930s, but it is known that the company developed into the largest Wittlich factory and the largest employer at the end of the 1930s.

Sawmills and woodworks

A prominent factor of industrialization in Wittlich were the wood and sawmills , which dealt with wood trade, wood drying, wood processing and wood products. Notable companies included Hubert Becker's sawmill and planing mill, which was founded in 1889 and thus belonged to one of the oldest wood processing companies in the city of Wittlich. A little later, on April 16, 1920, the "Wittlicher Holzwerke" GmbH was founded, which, until its final dissolution on April 6, 1926, was released for sale or auction several times.

Chemical factory Ermann and Co.

As a small entrepreneur, the Jewish citizen Salomon Ermann-Bach founded a company for the production of lubricating and shoe greases on January 31, 1884. In the first 25 years the success was only moderate, but in 1909 the company expanded and applied for a newer and larger factory site on the lime tower. Despite the stagnation of the company, the concrete planning of the production facility began immediately after the First World War . The new facility was probably completed in 1921.

The company gradually grew to an international size, as their "Ermin Schuhwichse " was very successful and the factory expanded its production range. They took part in large trade fairs and expanded the factory area considerably in the years that followed. In 1926 the previous sole proprietorship was converted into a general partnership, in which Salomon Ermann-Bach, Josef Bach, as well as Otto and Alfred Ermann were involved. At this time, Alfred Ermann also made more trips to several European countries to advertise his products and to enlarge the company's sales radius.

Significant for Ermann & Co. is the invention of the " spring lid box", a tin box which was provided with a spring and which opened automatically when the closure was opened.

Despite its high profile, the company's owners were expropriated as part of the Aryanization of Jewish businesses in 1936. It was planned that the group should be leased for a fee, but the tenants broke the contract after a short time and payments did not materialize. Because of their Jewish origins, the owners were insulted in letters and even a court case did not result in any change. At the end of 1941, Alfred Ermann's account was also withdrawn by the National Socialists. After emigrating to the Netherlands, Alfred Ermann was murdered in the Sobibor extermination camp in 1943 .

Other factories

In Wittlich, not only large and relatively well-known companies have a long tradition, but also medium-sized companies, which have driven and maintained industrialization in Wittlich through many small businesses, have contributed to the fact that the economy in Wittlich has remained constant up to the present day high level. Therefore, less well-known factories and businesses should also be mentioned at this point:

Factory name owner mention Others
Yeast factory Heinrich Neuerburg Closed in 1866 Burgstrasse
Confectionery Factory Johann Peter Mohr In 1882 it still existed
Sugar confectionery factory Johann Peter Mohr 1888-1893
Wax lights factory Peter Pazen Founded in 1890 Trierstrasse 173
Mineral water and lemonade factory Christof / Philipp Oberst Founded from 1886 to approx. 1906 (probably in Trier)
Lemonade factory Peter Schäfer (was later taken over by Heinrich Kaster) 1921 Feldstrasse 4
Chair factory Friedrich Becker Established in 1905 1908 Relocation of business to Trier
Chair factory Carl Frings & Co Carl Frings 1919 Employees are hired
Chair factory with repair shop Johann Jost 1909
Brush and brush factory Emil Scheffmacher 1905
Cigar, tobacco and cigarette shop Emil Scheffmacher 1905
Straw husk factory Johann Müller 1912
Fruit herb and jam factory Anton Lombard 1917 Sporgraben
Wittlich pyrolith plant Matthias Josef Wagner / Franz Fußhöller 1921
Wittlich GmbH steam brickwork Managing director when it was founded: Hubert Kunibert Gerhard 1905 1908: Factory destroyed by fire

1910: Purchase of the factory by building contractor Hubert Musselock: owner until 1918

Wittlicher steam brickworks Felzen & Meyer Peter Meyer & Conrad Felzen
From 1936: Peter Meyer sole owner
1918 Attempt to found a stock corporation by Conrad Felzen 1923
1924: Sale of clinker-hard bricks and various types of sand and gravel
Ring kiln brickworks in Neuerburg Jakob Neuerburg Established in 1906 1920: Sale of the company (location: Hahnerweg)
Cement brick factory Probably Josef Merren Until shortly before 1900 (last offer 1899)
Dry pressed brick factory Peter Joseph Pantenburg 1908 Presumably held until 1914


Old town hall on the market
House ensemble on the market square

City council

The City Council of Wittlich consists of 32 members. This is the specified number for a municipality with a population between 15,001 and 20,000. The city council is elected for a five-year term in local elections.

Seat allocation:

Local election SPD CDU Green FDP left FWG AfD total
May 26, 2019 7th 11 6th 3 1 3 1 32 seats
May 25, 2014 8th 14th 4th 2 1 3 - 32 seats
0June 7, 2009 8th 13 4th 3 1 3 - 32 seats
June 13, 2004 9 14th 3 3 - 3 - 32 seats
June 13, 1999 10 16 2 2 - 2 - 32 seats


In June 2009, Joachim Rodenkirch (CDU) was elected as the full-time mayor of Ralf Bußmer (CDU) in the first ballot . On March 12, 2017, he was confirmed in office for a further eight years with 91.7% of the votes.

The mayor is supported by three councilors, who are currently (as of 2019) Elfriede Meurer (CDU, 1st councilor), Elfriede Marmann (SPD) and Michael Wagner (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen).

Town twinning

Culture and sights

Former synagogue on Himmeroder Strasse
Bronze sculpture in memory of the Säubrenner legend on the Wittlich market


  • The old town hall on the market square houses a small part of the artistic estate of the painter Georg Meistermann and has meanwhile gained importance as a place for contemporary art under the name Georg-Meistermann-Museum . In 2010 it was renamed the Municipal Gallery for Modern Art before the Hanns Scherl anniversary exhibition . Since 2015 it has been called the Städtische Galerie in the old town hall of Wittlich , which expresses the new exhibition concept in which modern art plays a subordinate role.
  • Former synagogue , today a cultural and conference center with a permanent exhibition on Jewish life in Wittlich
  • "Turmchen", part of an old city gate
  • Baroque parish church of St. Mark
  • Neo-Gothic Evangelical Christ Church
  • Remains of a Roman villa located between Wittlich and Altrich , next to the federal motorway 1 . During excavations between 1904 and 1907 and 1940, it was still in excellent condition, but was partially destroyed in the 1970s for the construction of a motorway bridge.
  • Missionshaus St. Paul der Steyler Missionare (closed in autumn 2005) with the motorway church St. Paul
  • House Daus in Karrstrasse 19-21 is one of the oldest town houses in Wittlich

Stumbling blocks

Since 2014, the first stumbling blocks by the artist Gunter Demnig on the property of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, at the entrance to the prison, have been closed by the Georg Meistermann Society in memory of the Nazi victims see.

Regular events

The Wittlich Fastnacht is organized annually by the two carnival associations Schääl Saidt e. V. and fools guild Rot-Weiß e. V. aligned. On the third weekend in August, the Säubrennerkirmes takes place, one of the largest folk festivals in Rhineland-Palatinate. The fair was launched in 1950 by the then mayor Matthias Joseph Mehs , but is based on the medieval Säubrenner legend . The largest Oktoberfest in Rhineland-Palatinate takes place every year in October. Since the summer of 2012, the Wittlich Beach Party has been held annually as an open-air club festival in the Stadtpark, and since 2018 under the name Beatville Festival on the Festwiese. The event tries to address adults and especially young people with the motto “For tolerance - against homophobia !”.

Economy and Infrastructure

In Wittlich, 14,500 people find a job, based on the number of employees subject to social security contributions. Including civil servants and the self-employed, this number rises to over 16,000. The job density is 852 per 1,000 inhabitants and Wittlich is in the top group of cities in Rhineland-Palatinate.

The retail centrality of Wittlich is 222.7%, making Wittlich one of the cities with the highest retail centrality in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Company (selection)

  • In 1912 the manufacturer Bernhard Hausmann built a branch of his Blomberg wood industry in Wittlich. After changing hands twice, the plant existed until 1964 and was at times the largest employer in Wittlich with 500 workers.
  • The Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG operates the largest of a total of four pizza factories in the Wengerohr district .
  • The Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany GmbH operates in Wittlich a work that is specialized in the production of truck tires.
  • Franklin Electric Europa GmbH is a manufacturer of submersible motors for groundwater pumps. The European headquarters of the American parent company Franklin Electric Company Inc. has been in Wittlich since 1964.
  • The Ideal Standard valve factory has existed since June 2, 1964 .
  • From July 30, 2018, Benninghoven GmbH & Co. KG will merge their production sites in Wittlich and Mülheim an der Mosel in Wittlich- Wengerohr . For this purpose, the most modern production plant for asphalt mixing plants in the world was built there. The total investment amounts to over € 130 million.

Public institutions (selection)


Wittlich has an open channel (Offener Kanal Wittlich), which reports several times a week about current events from the municipalities, about events and the like. reported.


Central Station
DB-Intercity in Wittlich Hbf

Road traffic

Wittlich is connected to the A 1 Cologne – Saarbrücken and the A 60 in the direction of Lüttich / Liège ( Belgium ). In Wittlich the federal highways 49 and 50 cross . From the Wittlich motorway junction , the four-lane federal highway 50 with the Hochmosel bridge leads in the direction of the Rhine-Main area .

Rail transport

The main station is in the Wengerohr district on the Moselle route . There is a bus connection between Wittlich main station and the city center of Wittlich. Wittlich's city station is on the disused Wengerohr – Daun railway line . On this connection there was the Wittlich-Grünewald stop 3.4 km north of Wittlich Stadt .

Air traffic

Bike paths


Honorary citizen

  • Louis Constanz Berger (1829–1891), industrialist and politician, honorary citizen of the city since 1884
  • Matthias Joseph Mehs (1893–1976), politician (center, later CDU), local writer, honorary citizen of the city since 1966
  • Willi Schrot (1915–2016), master locksmith, local politician (CDU), 1948–1979 member of the district council, 1967–1979 member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament, honorary citizen of the city since 2004
  • Hans-Günther Heinz (* 1933), entrepreneur and politician (FDP), honorary citizen of the city since 2004

sons and daughters of the town

People connected to the city


  • Klaus Freckmann: City of Wittlich. Rhenish Association for Monument Preservation and Landscape Protection, Cologne 1977, ISBN 3-88094-205-6 .
  • Klaus Petry u. a .: Contributions to the history and culture of the city of Wittlich. Wittlich story. Volume 1, 2 and 3, sub-volume 1 + 2

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  12. ibid. P. 390 f .
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  19. ibid. P. 363-370 .
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