Bettenfeld

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

Bettenfeld
Coat of arms of Bettenfeld
Coat of arms
Location of Bettenfeld within Bernkastel-Wittlich district
Bettenfeld in WIL.svg
Bettenfeld is located in Germany
Bettenfeld
Bettenfeld
Bettenfeld is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bettenfeld
Bettenfeld
Coordinates: 50°5′7.27″N 6°45′35.37″E / 50.0853528°N 6.7598250°E / 50.0853528; 6.7598250Coordinates: 50°5′7.27″N 6°45′35.37″E / 50.0853528°N 6.7598250°E / 50.0853528; 6.7598250
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictBernkastel-Wittlich
Municipal assoc.Wittlich-Land
Government
 • MayorReinhold Meuers
Area
 • Total17.27 km2 (6.67 sq mi)
Elevation
465 m (1,526 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total683
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
54533
Dialling codes06572
Vehicle registrationWIL
Websitewww.bettenfeld.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The village lies in the southern Vulkaneifel at elevations of between 460 and 480 m above sea level and is framed by two particularly high peaks: To the southwest lie the wooded lands of the 544 m-high Holzbeul, while rising on the east side of Bettenfeld's municipal area is the Mosenberg, a former volcano, with the Windsborn Crater Lake. This 519 m-high mountain is made up of four craters, the most impressive among which is the water-filled Windsborn, a crater lake whose rim is fully preserved; it is the only mountain crater lake north of the Alps. The Mosenberg's extraordinary appearance was already being appreciated in the 19th century by travellers, artists and scientists, among them the painter Fritz von Wille and the naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

Bettenfeld belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Wittlich-Land.

PoliticsEdit

Municipal councilEdit

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

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

WG Meuers WG Zens WG Leitges Total
2009 6 4 2 12 seats

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Bettenfeld is a state recognized tourism community. To the east runs the Autobahn A 1, and to the south runs the A 60.

Famous peopleEdit

  • Hans-Josef Bracht (1955–    ), politician

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.
  2. ^ Kommunalwahl Rheinland-Pfalz 2009, Gemeinderat

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