Mayen-Koblenz is a district (Kreis) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Ahrweiler, Neuwied, Westerwaldkreis, district-free Koblenz, Rhein-Lahn, Rhein-Hunsrück, Cochem-Zell, and Vulkaneifel.
|• Total||817.1 km2 (315.5 sq mi)|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Vehicle registration||MYK, MY|
The district was created in 1973 when the two districts, Mayen and Koblenz, were merged.
The two main rivers of the district are the Rhine and the Moselle, which join at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz. In the west of the district are the Eifel mountains. These also include the large lake, the Laacher See, a volcanic caldera formed 12000 years ago.
Coat of armsEdit
The coat of arms combine the elements of the two precursor districts. The tree, a Maie, is taken from the Mayen district. The wavy line represents the two rivers Rhine and Moselle. The crown is a reference to the fact that in Rhens the Councils of Electors took place to choose the emperors and kings of the Holy Roman Empire.
Towns and municipalitiesEdit
|1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town|
Castles and palacesEdit
The county has many castles and palaces:
- Eltz Castle, probably the best known German castle
- Trutzeltz Castle near Eltz Castle
- Schloss Bürresheim
- Genovevaburg in Mayen
- Oberburg, Kobern in Kobern with the Romanesque St. Matthew's Chapel
- Niederburg, Kobern in Kobern
- Schloss Liebieg in Gondorf
- Oberburg in Gondorf, family seat of the von der Leyen family
- Thurant Castle above Alken (Mosel)
- Ehrenburg near Brodenbach
- Sayn Castle and Schloss Sayn in Bendorf-Sayn
- Bischofstein Castle on the Moselle near Burgen
- Wernerseck Castle near Ochtendung
- Löwenburg and Philippsburg near Monreal
- Virneburg Castle
- Schloss Bassenheim in Bassenheim
- Namedy Castle in Andernach
- Andernach Castle in Andernach
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
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- Official website (German)