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Lutzerath Overview

Lutzerath lies in the Vulkaneifel, a part of the Eifel known for its volcanic history, geographical and geological features, and even ongoing activity today, including gases that sometimes well up from the earth. It is not, however, in the district bearing this same name. Lutzerath is found on a high ridge (435 m above sea level) framed by dales, woods and meadows, between the state spa of Bad Bertrich and the tourist resort of Daun (Daun vacation rentals | Daun travel guide). Nearby are some crater lakes.

Things to See in Lutzerath

Saint Stephen’s Catholic Parish Church (Pfarrkirche St. Stephan), Kirchstraße – aisleless church, 1773-1775; three-floor west tower, marked 1818, building inspector Maeler, expansion 1962; outside: missionary cross, Crucifixion group, 1869

On the way out of the village, on Landesstraße (State Road) 103 going towards Bad Bertrich – wayside chapel; Gothic Revival chapel, crow-stepped gable, earlier half of the 19th century; retable dating from time of building

Rudolf-Schneiders-Straße – Mater Dolorosa Catholic Pilgrimage Church (Wallfahrtskirche Mater Dolorosa) – twin-naved hall church, 1478-1496, Late Gothic tower roof and Gothic nave roof destroyed in 1687, built anew in 1691, west portal 1868; outside circuit path, 1755, with Stations of the Cross, 1757, Johann Heinrich Nilles, Wittlich; whole complex with church and circuit path

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More about the History of Lutzerath

In 1051, Lutzerath had its first documentary mention and was long an Electoral-Trier holding. In 1726, a main post office with a horse-changing station was built in Lutzerath. With the French Revolutionary occupation of the lands on the Rhine’s left bank between 1794 and 1796, Lutzerath passed to the canton of Lutzerath. 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.

The outlying centre of Driesch formed together with Lutzerath a single municipality until 1922 when it became a separate one. On 7 June 1969, however, it was amalgamated with Lutzerath once again.

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Lutzerath is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Cochem-Zell district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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