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Masburg

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Country  Germany
District  Cochem-Zell
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  9.13 km²
Population  1,089 (31 Dec 2008)
Dialling code  02653
State  Rhineland-Palatinate
Elevation  490 m (1,610 ft)
Postal codes  56761
Local time  Tuesday 2:13 PM
Postal code  56761
Municipal assoc.  Kaisersesch
Masburg
Weather  13°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 47% Humidity

Masburg is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kaisersesch, whose seat is in the like-named town.

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Map of 56761 Masburg, Germany

Location

The municipality lies in the Eifel, roughly 2 km northwest of Kaisersesch. Masburg has a total area of 9.13 km², 3.06 km² of which is wooded.

Constituent communities

Masburg’s Ortsteile are Masburg (main centre), Breitenbruch, Präfekturhof and Schöne Aussicht.

History

About 1050, Masburg, long an Electoral-Trier holding, had its first documentary mention. Beginning in 1794, Masburg lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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. The 16 seats are shared among five voters’ groups.

Mayor

Masburg’s mayor is Manfred Schug, and his deputies are Gerda Mintgen and Albert Gerhartz.

Coat of arms

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Argent a cross gules, in dexter chief a gridiron of the same surmounted by a palm leaf bendwise sinister vert, and in sinister base two keys in saltire, the wards to chief and turned outwards, azure.

Buildings

The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:

  • Saint Lawrence’s Catholic Parish Church (Pfarrkirche St. Laurentius), Pfarrstraße 31 – three-naved pseudo-basilica, 1899/1900, architects Henderichs and Lambert von Fisenne, Gelsenkirchen; outside: three basalt tomb slabs, 1695, 1751, 1777; whole complex with surrounding area
  • Hauptstraße – water cistern, cube, marked 1921
  • Hauptstraße – warriors’ memorial; whole complex with sculpture-topped pylon, 1920s
  • As well as the listed buildings above, there is also a memorial belltower to the family Miesen who lived here between 1773 and 1819, and were known for pouring bells.

    References

    Masburg Wikipedia


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