Losheim am See

Losheim am See is a municipality in the district Merzig-Wadern, in Saarland, Germany. It is situated on the southern ridge of the Hunsrück, approximately 10 kilometers northeast of Merzig, and 35 kilometers northwest of Saarbrücken. In 1974 a reservoir was created in the north of Losheim that has become a popular spot for recreational activities such as hiking and swimming.[citation needed]

Losheim am See
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Coat of arms of Losheim am See
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Location of Losheim am See within Merzig-Wadern district
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Losheim am See is located in Germany
Losheim am See
Losheim am See
Losheim am See is located in Saarland
Losheim am See
Losheim am See
Coordinates: 49°31′N 6°45′E / 49.517°N 6.750°E / 49.517; 6.750Coordinates: 49°31′N 6°45′E / 49.517°N 6.750°E / 49.517; 6.750
CountryGermany
StateSaarland
DistrictMerzig-Wadern
Subdivisions12
Government
 • MayorHelmut Harth (Ind.)
Area
 • Total96.79 km2 (37.37 sq mi)
Highest elevation
510 m (1,670 ft)
Lowest elevation
330 m (1,080 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,038
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
66679
Dialling codes06872
Vehicle registrationMZG
Websitewww.losheim-stausee.de

Losheim am See is twinned with the following municipalities:[2]

Municipal organizationEdit

The municipality is composed of 12 villages: Bachem, Bergen, Britten, Hausbach, Losheim, Mitlosheim, Niederlosheim, Rimlingen, Rissenthal, Scheiden, Wahlen and Waldhölzbach.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Since the municipal election of 25 May 2014, the municipal council is composed as follows:[3]

  • CDU - 14 seats (43.1%)
  • SPD - 12 seats (34.7%)
  • Linke - 1 seats (4.7%) [in SPD Group]
  • FL / BD - 4 seats (11.8%)
  • GAL - 2 seats (5.8%)

MayorEdit

  • 1972-1990: Raimund Jakobs (CDU)
  • 1990-1995: Reinhard Reis (CDU)
  • since 1995: Lothar Christ (SPD), 2010 confirmed for another eight years in office

SightsEdit

  • Lake Losheim (31 ha)
  • Museum railway Merzig-Busschfelder railway (to Merzig) and railway museum
  • Eight certified premium hiking trails certified by the Deutsche Wanderinstitut e. V.
  • Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul (Losheim am See)
  • State-recognized resorts: Losheim, Britten, Scheiden, Waldhölzbach and Mitlosheim

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saarland.de – Amtliche Einwohnerzahlen Stand 31. Dezember 2019" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Losheim am See official website
  3. ^ "Gemeinderat | Gemeinde Losheim am See". www.losheim-stausee.de. Retrieved 2019-01-05.