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Bernkastel-Wittlich (German: Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich) is a district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Vulkaneifel, Cochem-Zell, Rhein-Hunsrück, Birkenfeld, Trier-Saarburg and Bitburg-Prüm.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Coat of arms 3
  • Towns and municipalities 4
  • Twin region 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7


The district was established in 1969 by merging the former districts of Bernkastel and Wittlich.


The district is situated on both banks of the Moselle, which crosses the territory from southwest to northeast. The country rises to the Eifel in the north and the Hunsrück in the south. A great number of tributaries rise in the Eifel and flow into the Moselle. In the very south of the district is the Erbeskopf (818 m), the highest peak in the Hunsrück and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:

Towns and municipalities

Verband-free town Verband-free municipality
  1. Wittlich
  1. Morbach
  1. Bernkastel-Kues1, 2
  2. Brauneberg
  3. Burgen
  4. Erden
  5. Gornhausen
  6. Graach an der Mosel
  7. Hochscheid
  8. Kesten
  9. Kleinich
  10. Kommen
  11. Lieser
  12. Lösnich
  13. Longkamp
  14. Maring-Noviand
  15. Minheim
  16. Monzelfeld
  17. Mülheim
  18. Neumagen-Dhron
  19. Piesport
  20. Ürzig
  21. Veldenz
  22. Wintrich
  23. Zeltingen-Rachtig
  1. Berglicht
  2. Breit
  3. Büdlich
  4. Burtscheid
  5. Deuselbach
  6. Dhronecken
  7. Etgert
  8. Gielert
  9. Gräfendhron
  10. Heidenburg
  11. Hilscheid
  12. Horath
  13. Immert
  14. Lückenburg
  15. Malborn
  16. Merschbach
  17. Neunkirchen
  18. Rorodt
  19. Schönberg
  20. Talling
  21. Thalfang1
  1. Bausendorf
  2. Bengel
  3. Burg
  4. Diefenbach
  5. Enkirch
  6. Flußbach
  7. Hontheim
  8. Irmenach
  9. Kinderbeuern
  10. Kinheim
  11. Kröv
  12. Lötzbeuren
  13. Reil
  14. Starkenburg
  15. Traben-Trarbach1, 2
  16. Willwerscheid
  1. Altrich
  2. Arenrath
  3. Bergweiler
  4. Bettenfeld
  5. Binsfeld
  6. Bruch
  7. Dierfeld
  8. Dierscheid
  9. Dodenburg
  10. Dreis
  11. Eckfeld
  12. Eisenschmitt
  13. Esch
  14. Gipperath
  15. Gladbach
  16. Greimerath
  17. Großlittgen
  18. Hasborn
  19. Heckenmünster
  20. Heidweiler
  21. Hetzerath
  22. Hupperath
  23. Karl
  24. Klausen
  25. Landscheid
  26. Laufeld
  27. Manderscheid
  28. Meerfeld
  29. Minderlittgen
  30. Musweiler
  31. Niederöfflingen
  32. Niederscheidweiler
  33. Niersbach
  34. Oberöfflingen
  35. Oberscheidweiler
  36. Osann-Monzel
  37. Pantenburg
  38. Platten
  39. Plein
  40. Rivenich
  41. Salmtal
  42. Schladt
  43. Schwarzenborn
  44. Sehlem
  45. Wallscheid
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town

Twin region

At one time, the Borough of Milton Keynes was the twinned region of the district of Bernkastel-Wittlich.

External links

  • Official website (German)


  • }#invoke:anchor|main}}^ Kreis Bernkastel-Wittlich, Jahrbuch 1982 (page 23ff.), 1982

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