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Ellenz Poltersdorf is a traditional wine village on the Mosel river, in an area known as the Mosel-Krampen (the bend in the Mosel). Surrounded by vineyards, it does not have any tourist/gift shops and is not a common stopover for large coach tours, so if you want to see the real Mosel and experience the wine producing culture, Ellenz is the place for you. If you love to walk, hike or cycle, there are plenty of wonderful routes and paths to explore. Ellenz is not the best location for children, but rather for the 30-70 age group that likes a relaxing vacation sitting in traditional vintner’s yards enjoying a glass or two of fine Riesling or just strolling around to enjoy the wonderful landscape. However, it is centrally located 9kms from Cochem (reached by a bus service) and from Cochem you can board a train to either Trier or Koblenz, so for those who also like to visit tourist towns it is easily doable.
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Ellenz-Poltersdorf is a wine-growing village with many vintners, located across the beautiful Beilstein. Nice walks in the vineyards and vintner’s visits would be recommendations.
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Ellenz-Poltersdorf Overview

The municipality lies on a bow in the river Moselle in the middle of the Cochemer Krampen, a 24-kilometre-long stretch of the Moselle made up of many winding bows. Ellenz-Poltersdorf lies on a point bar, which towards the southeast flattens out as it reaches the Moselle.

Things to See in Ellenz-Poltersdorf

Ellenz landmarks

  • Saint Martin’s Catholic Church (Kirche St. Martin), Hauptstraße 1 – two-naved Gothic Revival aisleless church, quarrystone, façade with Gothic Revival stone figures, outdoor staircase, 1905
  • Brunnenstraße – fountain
  • Hauptstraße – Heiligenhäuschen (a small, shrinelike structure consecrated to a saint or saints)
  • Hauptstraße 6 – one-floor quarrystone building, Renaissance Revival, 1907
  • Hauptstraße 14 – former school; quarrystone building, mid 19th century
  • Hauptstraße 16 – quarrystone building, about 1900
  • Hauptstraße 24 – timber-frame house, partly solid, 16th century and later
  • Hauptstraße 34 – timber-frame house, partly solid, half-hipped roof, from 1622
  • Hauptstraße 37 – big L-shaped building, essentially possibly from the 16th century, front building, from 1911, essentially older
  • Hauptstraße 41 – town hall; timber-frame house, partly solid, from 1541
  • Hauptstraße 42 – quarrystone building, about 1845; Late Gothic inscription tablet with Archbishop Johann II of Baden’s coat of arms, stonemason Peter von Wederath
  • Hauptstraße 45 – timber-frame house, partly solid, balloon frame, possibly from as far back as the 15th century (?), three-floor timber-frame addition, partly solid, 18th century
  • Warriors’ memorial; pylon with relief
  • On Moselweinstraße – Saint Sebastian’s Catholic Chapel (Sebastianuskapelle); post-Gothic aisleless church, from 1624; basalt wayside cross, from 1816
  • Moselweinstraße 1 – basalt fountain, 19th century
  • Moselweinstraße 6 – Late Historicist plastered building, partly timber-frame, about 1900
  • Moselweinstraße 15 – quarrystone building, about 1845, expansion about 1900
  • Moselweinstraße 16 – former Isenburg estate; sculpted overhanging ledge, Late Gothic
  • Moselweinstraße 22 – plastered building, partly timber-frame, possibly from the 17th century
  • Neustraße 4 – plastered building, partly timber-frame, Swiss chalet style, 1914
  • Neustraße 7 – late mediaeval vaulted cellar, hearth heating plate
  • Rathausstraße 3 – timber-frame house, partly solid, plastered, hipped mansard roof, 18th century
  • Schulstraße 1/3 – former Burghaus Warsberg; two-floor, originally three-floor quarrystone building, two round towers, possibly from later than 1473
  • St.-Sebastianus-Straße – Saint Martin’s Old Church (Alte Kirche St. Martin); Late Romanesque west tower, twin-naved, from 1494 and 1499, quire and sacristy from 1762; 15 grave crosses, 18th and 19th century; three sandstone reliefs, by Hans Ruprecht Hoffmann’s circle or successors; whole complex of buildings with graveyard: Crucifixion group, from 1670; sculpted tomb, from 1892; graveyard cross, 19th century
  • St.-Sebastianus-Straße 11 – solid building, essentially from the 16th century

Poltersdorf landmarks

  • Saint Andrew’s Catholic Church (branch church; Filialkirche St. Andreas), Kirchstraße – Late Gothic west tower with passageway through, 1509 (?), aisleless church, 1950-1952
  • Goldbäumchenstraße 14 – former school; plastered building, mid 19th century
  • Kirchstraße 8 – Gymnicher Hof, Knights of Malta commandry; timber-frame building, partly solid, balloon frame, essentially from the 16th century; timber-frame barn; beam pump; whole complex
  • Kurfürstenstraße 30 – timber-frame house, partly solid, hipped mansard roof, about 1800
  • Kurfürstenstraße 32 – timber-frame house, partly solid, plastered, hipped mansard roof, about 1790
  • Kurfürstenstraße 34 – timber-frame house, partly solid, plastered, hipped mansard roof, about 1810
  • Beside Raiffeisenstraße 9 – timber-frame house, partly solid, half-hipped roof, 18th or 19th century
  • Raiffeisenstraße 15 – estate complex; building with hipped mansard roof, from 1792, commercial wing, estate portal from 1802
  • on the Moselle – ferry tower; quarrystone building, conical roof, 19th century
  • Mountain chapel (Bergkapelle); plastered building, about 1625
  • Bracher Kapelle (chapel); octagonal building with central plan, 1866
  • Basalt wayside cross from 1743

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More about the History of Ellenz-Poltersdorf

About 1100, Ellenz had its first documentary mention in a directory of holdings from the Karden Monastery. Poltersdorf’s first documentary mention comes from 1178. Until the early 14th century, there was an Imperial Vogtei (Reichsvogtei) of Ellenz-Poltersdorf. The overlordship held by the Electorate of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) was swept away in 1794 with the French Revolutionary occupation. In 1815 Ellenz-Poltersdorf was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna, belonging until 1945 to the Rhine Province. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Ellenz-Poltersdorf is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The winegrowing centre belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Cochem, whose seat is in the like-named town.

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