Ahrbrück

Ahrbrück is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The municipality comprises the three districts of Ahrbrück (formerly known as Denn), Brück and Pützfeld.

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Coat of arms of Ahrbrück
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Location of Ahrbrück within Ahrweiler district
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Ahrbrück is located in Germany
Ahrbrück
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Ahrbrück is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
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Ahrbrück
Coordinates: 50°28′57″N 06°59′21″E / 50.48250°N 6.98917°E / 50.48250; 6.98917Coordinates: 50°28′57″N 06°59′21″E / 50.48250°N 6.98917°E / 50.48250; 6.98917
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAhrweiler
Municipal assoc.Altenahr
Government
 • MayorWalter Radermacher
Area
 • Total12.56 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Elevation
186 m (610 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,182
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53506
Dialling codes02643
Vehicle registrationAW
Websitegemeinde-ahrbrueck.de

HistoryEdit

 
Ahrbrück crystal factory in a refugee operation, April 1952

In 893, Pützfeld was mentioned as a possession of the monastery of Prüm. The rural communities of Bruck and Denn were first documented in 1265. In the 13th Century, the three settlements belonged to the County of Are and by 1246 they were part of the Electorate of Cologne. Pützfeld had a larger castle and by 1681 it's Lady chapel was built next to the river Ahr.

In 1938, the citizens of Denn were evacuated to permit the establishment of an Air Force training area. The town was renamed Ahrbrück when the settlement was re-colonized after the Second World War. The Ahrbrück crystal factory became a refuge for ethnic Germans expelled from Sudetenland.

Today's church was rebuilt on June 7, 1969, after the dissolution of the previously independent municipalities of Ahrbrück (502 inhabitants), Brück (443 inhabitants) and Pützfeld (230 inhabitants).

PopulationEdit

Population as of 31. December:[2]

  • 1815: 1936
  • 1835: 2419
  • 1871: 2146
  • 1905: 2309
  • 1939: 560
  • 1950: 592
  • 1961: 1041
  • 1965: 1073
  • 1970: 1179
  • 1975: 1207
  • 1980: 1116
  • 1985: 1032
  • 1987: 551
  • 1990: 1124
  • 1995: 1127
  • 2000: 1185
  • 2005: 1244
Data source: Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate

PoliticsEdit

Municipal CouncilEdit

The local council in Ahrbrück consists of 16 Council members who were elected by the local elections of 7 June 2009. The council appoints an honorary mayor as chairman.

Distribution of seats in the elected council:[3]

  SPD CDU FDP FWG Total
2009 2 9 1 4 16 seats
2004 2 10 4 16 seats
1999 3 4 9 16 seats

CultureEdit

 
St. Katharina in Brück

Notable are the village chapels of St. Rochus in Ahrbrück and of St. Katharina in Brück. Additionally, the baroque shrine Marien-Wallfahrtskapelle (English: Mary shrine) in Pützfeld was restored in 1993.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ "Amtliches Gemeindeverzeichnis 2006" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
  3. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat