Monzelfeld

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Monzelfeld
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Monzelfeld
Location of Monzelfeld within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
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Coordinates: 49°53′29″N7°4′19″E / 49.89139°N 7.07194°E / 49.89139; 7.07194 Coordinates: 49°53′29″N7°4′19″E / 49.89139°N 7.07194°E / 49.89139; 7.07194
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Bernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc. Bernkastel-Kues
Government
   Mayor Johannes Zanders
Area
  Total 12.50 km2 (4.83 sq mi)
Elevation 430 m (1,410 ft)
Population (2015-12-31) [1]
  Total 1,200
  Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 54472
Dialling codes 06531
Vehicle registration WIL
Website www.monzelfeld.de

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

Municipalities of Germany the lowest official level of territorial division in Germany

Municipalities are the lowest level of official territorial division in Germany. This is most commonly the third level of territorial division, ranking after the Land (state) and Kreis (district). The Gemeinde which is one level lower in those states also includes Regierungsbezirke as an intermediate territorial division. The Gemeinde is one level higher if it is not part of a Samtgemeinde. Only 10 municipalities in Germany have fifth level administrative subdivisions and all of them are in Bavaria. The highest degree of autonomy may be found in the Gemeinden which are not part of a Kreis. These Gemeinden are referred to as Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise, sometimes translated as having "city status". This can be the case even for small municipalities. However, many smaller municipalities have lost this city status in various administrative reforms in the last 40 years when they were incorporated into a Kreis. In some states they retained a higher measure of autonomy than the other municipalities of the Kreis. Municipalities titled Stadt are urban municipalities while those titled Gemeinde are classified as rural municipalities.

A Verbandsgemeinde is a low-level administrative unit in the German federal states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt. A Verbandsgemeinde is typically composed of a small group of villages or towns.

Bernkastel-Wittlich is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by the districts of Vulkaneifel, Cochem-Zell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Birkenfeld, Trier-Saarburg and Bitburg-Prüm.

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Geography

Location

The municipality lies at an elevation of 450 m on the Hunsrück’s south slope some 2 km from the Moselle valley near Bernkastel-Kues. There are 1,340 inhabitants within its area of 12.5 km². Monzelfeld belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues, whose seat is in the like-named town.

Hunsrück low mountain range in Germany

The Hunsrück is a low mountain range in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by the river valleys of the Moselle (north), the Nahe (south), and the Rhine (east). The Hunsrück is continued by the Taunus mountains on the eastern side of the Rhine. In the north behind the Moselle it is continued by the Eifel. To the south of the Nahe is the Palatinate region.

Bernkastel-Kues Place in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues is a well-known winegrowing centre on the Middle Moselle in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The town is a state-recognized health resort (Erholungsort), seat of the Verbandsgemeinde of Bernkastel-Kues and birthplace of one of the most famous German polymaths, the mediaeval churchman and philosopher Nikolaus von Kues (Cusanus).

Bernkastel-Kues (Verbandsgemeinde) Verbandsgemeinde in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Bernkastel-Kues is a Verbandsgemeinde in the district Bernkastel-Wittlich, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The seat of the Verbandsgemeinde is in Bernkastel-Kues. The Verbandsgemeinde lies on both banks of the river Moselle, between Trier and Koblenz. The entire Verbandsgemeinde is 249 square kilometers large and has 27000 inhabitants.

Neighbouring municipalities

Clockwise from the north, these are Bernkastel-Kues, Traben-Trarbach, Longkamp, Morbach-Gonzerath, Morbach-Elzerath, Gornhausen, Veldenz and Andel.

Traben-Trarbach Place in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Traben-Trarbach on the Middle Moselle is a town in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the seat of the like-named Verbandsgemeinde and a state-recognized climatic spa (Luftkurort).

Longkamp Place in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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

Morbach Place in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Morbach is a municipality that belongs to no Verbandsgemeinde – a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is also a state-recognized climatic resort (Luftkurort).

Constituent communities

Monzelfeld has two Ortsteile , the main centre, also called Monzelfeld, and the outlying centre of Annenberg lying in the Hinterbach valley.

History

In 634, Monzelfeld had its first documentary mention as Munzelvelt. A very old transport route once led through the village, witnessing which is the main street’s name, Alte Poststraße (“Old Post Road”).

Supposedly, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once changed horses in Monzelfeld, as witnessed by an entry in his valet’s diary.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 18th/19th-century German writer, artist, and politician

Johann Wolfgang (von) Goethe was a German writer and statesman. His works include four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, there are numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him extant.

Politics

Municipal council

The council is made up of 16 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems in which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body. If n% of the electorate support a particular political party, then roughly n% of seats will be won by that party. The essence of such systems is that all votes contribute to the result - not just a plurality, or a bare majority. The most prevalent forms of proportional representation all require the use of multiple-member voting districts, as it is not possible to fill a single seat in a proportional manner. In fact, the implementations of PR that achieve the highest levels of proportionality tend to include districts with large numbers of seats.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results: [2]

  Klassen FBL Werland Total
2009 7 6 3 16 seats

Coat of arms

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Gules five bezants, three and two, in a chief argent a cross of the first.

Culture and sightseeing

Clubs

Village life is enhanced by several clubs:

Sightseeing

Monzelfeld is surrounded by hiking trails offering scenic views of the Moselle valley, and the woods of the Hunsrück.

Economy and infrastructure

Formerly characterized by agriculture, Monzelfeld is today mainly a residential community with a great many commuters who shuttle to and from jobs in nearby Bernkastel-Kues and Morbach. In the small outlying centre of Annenberg in the Hinterbach valley, there was once mining, as recalled by a fountain in the village centre.

Monzelfeld has its own kindergarten, a primary school and a Catholic Church (St. Stephanus, or Saint Stephen’s).

Lying 24 km away is Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.

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