Waldorf, Rhineland-Palatinate

Waldorf is a municipality belonging to the Verbandsgemeinde Bad Breisig in the district of Ahrweiler, in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. In 2005 Waldorf had 926 inhabitants.

Waldorf
Coat of arms of Waldorf
Coat of arms
Location of Waldorf within Ahrweiler district
Waldorf in AW.svg
Waldorf is located in Germany
Waldorf
Waldorf
Waldorf is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Waldorf
Waldorf
Coordinates: 50°29′8″N 7°13′50″E / 50.48556°N 7.23056°E / 50.48556; 7.23056Coordinates: 50°29′8″N 7°13′50″E / 50.48556°N 7.23056°E / 50.48556; 7.23056
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictAhrweiler
Municipal assoc.Bad Breisig
Government
 • MayorHans-Dieter Felten
Area
 • Total7.61 km2 (2.94 sq mi)
Elevation
156 m (512 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total884
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
53498
Dialling codes02636
WebsiteInternetpräsenz der Gemeinde Waldorf

LocationEdit

 
Church

Waldorf is located in the eastern foothills of the Eifel in the Vinxt Valley between Sinzig and Niederzissen, below the Bausenberg, an extinct volcano. Waldorf is marked by the Geology of the Bausenberg. The lava flow flew along the today's southern border of the village. At the western border of the village the Bundesautobahn 61 crosses the Vinxt Valley with the Vinxtbachtalbrücke.

HistoryEdit

The first documentary mention was in the year 960. Eugen Ewig, a local historian, found out that first signs of settlement prove the existence of Waldorf in 646. Thus Waldorf celebrated its 1350th anniversary in 1996.

Development of inhabitantsEdit

  • 1815 – 622
  • 1835 – 742
  • 1871 – 717
  • 1905 – 712
  • 1939 – 606
  • 1950 – 633
  • 1961 – 660
  • 1965 – 663
  • 1970 – 684
  • 1975 – 724
  • 1980 – 757
  • 1985 – 727
  • 1987 – 778
  • 1990 – 798
  • 1995 – 839
  • 2000 – 893
  • 2005 – 926
Source of data: Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz

EventsEdit

  • Spectaculum historiae, a festival on the occasion of the 1360th anniversary of Waldorf's first documentary mention, where Waldorf has been divided into four parts and all eras from the Roman to the new era were represented
  • St. Remaklus Kirmes, as many other villages and towns, Waldorf celebrates the birthday of its saint. This is usually the first weekend of September. The Kirmes is organised by the catholic bachelors club (Katholischer Junggesellenverein Waldorf 1738 e.V.)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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