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Speicher is a town in the county of Bitburg-Prüm, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is situated in the Eifel, on the river Kyll, approximately 10 km south-east of Bitburg and 29 km north of Trier. It has 3,179 inhabitants and is next to the Spangdahlem Air Base which is home of the 52d Fighter Wing. There is a small monument to the men who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars at the western end of the town. East of the monument is an open area for shopping and other events. Directly to the south is the parish church of St. Philip and St. James.
Parish Church of St. Philippus and St. Jakobus
|• Mayor||Erhard Hirschberg|
|• Total||15.37 km2 (5.93 sq mi)|
|Elevation||330 m (1,080 ft)|
|• Density||220/km2 (580/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
|Vehicle registration||BIT, PRÜ|
There are many small businesses in Speicher. Restaurants include the Ital. Eis Cafe, which serves Italian ice cream, and City Grill, which has kebabs (otherwise known as gyros) and a pizzeria. There is an Aldi supermarket, a Rewe supermarket and a couple of other small grocery stores. There is also a tattoo shop, and photo shop.
PLEWA is a pottery factory in the eastern area of Speicher. It specializes in gray and blue pottery that has been made in this area for nearly 2,000 years.
Born in SpeicherEdit
- Joscha Remus (born 1958), writer
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.