Heidweiler is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Heidweiler
Coat of arms of Heidweiler
Coat of arms
Location of Heidweiler within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
Heidweiler in WIL.svg
Heidweiler is located in Germany
Heidweiler
Heidweiler
Heidweiler is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Heidweiler
Heidweiler
Coordinates: 49°54′40″N 6°44′47″E / 49.91111°N 6.74639°E / 49.91111; 6.74639Coordinates: 49°54′40″N 6°44′47″E / 49.91111°N 6.74639°E / 49.91111; 6.74639
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc.Wittlich-Land
Government
 • MayorSiegfried Schneider
Area
 • Total10.29 km2 (3.97 sq mi)
Elevation
295 m (968 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total166
 • Density16/km2 (42/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54518
Dialling codes06508, 06580
Vehicle registrationWIL

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Heidweiler belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Wittlich-Land, whose seat is in Wittlich, although that town is itself not in the Verbandsgemeinde.

HistoryEdit

In the 14th century, Heidweiler had its first documentary mention as Heidwyler. Beginning in 1794, Heidweiler lay under French rule. In 1814 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The council is made up of 6 council members, who were elected by majority vote at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.[2]

Coat of armsEdit

The German blazon reads: Schild gespalten, vorn in Grün silberner Rost, hinten in Silber zwei rote Pfähle.

The municipality’s arms might in English heraldic language be described thus: Per pale vert a gridiron argent, the handle to dexter chief, and argent two pallets gules.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

  • Saint Vincent’s Parish Church (Pfarrkirche St. Vinzentius)
  • Old rectory
  • Heiligenhäuschen (a shrinelike structure)
  • Bildchen (image of Mary)
  • Root vegetable washing place
  • Washing spring
  • Old Heidweiler Mill (Alte Mühle Heidweiler)
  • Biogas complex
  • Dierscheid lookout tower

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

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