Virneburg is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany. Virneburg Castle is located in the village.

Virneburg
Virneburg
Virneburg
Coat of arms of Virneburg
Location of Virneburg within Mayen-Koblenz district
Virneburg in MYK.png
Virneburg is located in Germany
Virneburg
Virneburg
Virneburg is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Virneburg
Virneburg
Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictMayen-Koblenz
Municipal assoc.Vordereifel
Government
 • Mayor (2019–24) Torsten Zilles[1]
Area
 • Total5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Elevation
402 m (1,319 ft)
Population
 (2020-12-31)[2]
 • Total387
 • Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
56729
Dialling codes02656
Vehicle registrationMYK
Websitewww.virneburg-eifel.de

GeographyEdit

Virneburg is a municipality in the Vulkaneifel. Next towns are Mayen in the East and Adenau in the West. The average height is 402 meters above NN. Virneburg is in a valley surrounded by four mountains. In the middle of Virneburg there is a fifth mountain on which the Virneburg ruin was built.

County of VirneburgEdit

The County of Virneburg was a territory of the Holy Roman Empire between Mayen and Adenau, near the city of Koblenz. It existed between the 11th and the 18th century. It is located in what is now the region of Rheinland-Pfalz.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Direktwahlen 2019, Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz, Landeswahlleiter Rheinland-Pfalz, accessed 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2020, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2021.