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Cochem-Zell (German: Landkreis Cochem-Zell) is a district (Kreis) in the north-west of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Neighboring districts are Mayen-Koblenz, Rhein-Hunsrück, Bernkastel-Wittlich, and Vulkaneifel.


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


In 1816 the districts Cochem and Zell were created, after the area went to Prussia. In 1969 the Zell district was dissolved and its northern and middle parts were added to the Cochem district, which was renamed Cochem-Zell. In 2014 the municipalities Lahr, Mörsdorf and Zilshausen were assigned to the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis.


The district consists of three different landscapes. The Moselle valley with its vineyards, and the mountains of the Hunsrück in the east and the Eifel in the north and west. The highest elevation is the Höchstberg at 616 m above sea level, located in the Eifel.

Coat of arms

Coat of arms

The German blazon reads: Schräglinks geteilt: vorne in Silber ein durchgehendes rotes Kreuz, belegt mit einem silbernem Hifthorn mit goldenem Riemen; hinten in Schwarz ein wachsender, rot bewehrter, gezungter und gekrönter goldener Löwe.

This might in English heraldic language be rendered thus: Per bend sinister argent a cross gules surmounted by a bugle-horn of the first, the bell to sinister, stringed Or, and sable issuant from base a lion rampant, his dexter paw couped at the line of partition, of the third armed, langued and crowned of the second.

The upper part of the coat of arms shows the main charge of the coat of arms of the Zell district, the cross of Trier, as the Bishops of Trier had a castle at Zell. The horn stands for the territory of Beilstein. The lion in the bottom is the symbol of the Electorate of the Palatinate; the Counts Palatine had a castle at Cochem.

Towns and municipalities

  1. Beilstein
  2. Bremm
  3. Briedern
  4. Bruttig-Fankel
  5. Cochem1, 2
  6. Dohr
  7. Ediger-Eller
  8. Ellenz-Poltersdorf
  9. Ernst
  10. Faid
  11. Greimersburg
  12. Klotten
  13. Lieg
  14. Lütz
  15. Mesenich
  16. Moselkern
  17. Müden (Mosel)
  18. Nehren
  19. Pommern
  20. Senheim
  21. Treis-Karden
  22. Valwig
  23. Wirfus
  1. Binningen
  2. Brachtendorf
  3. Brieden
  4. Brohl
  5. Dünfus
  6. Düngenheim
  7. Eppenberg
  8. Eulgem
  9. Forst (Eifel)
  10. Gamlen
  11. Hambuch
  12. Hauroth
  13. Illerich
  14. Kaifenheim
  15. Kail
  16. Kaisersesch1, 2
  17. Kalenborn
  18. Landkern
  19. Laubach
  20. Leienkaul
  21. Masburg
  22. Möntenich
  23. Müllenbach
  24. Roes
  25. Urmersbach
  26. Zettingen
  1. Alflen
  2. Auderath
  3. Bad Bertrich
  4. Beuren
  5. Büchel
  6. Filz
  7. Gevenich
  8. Gillenbeuren
  9. Kliding
  10. Lutzerath
  11. Schmitt
  12. Ulmen1, 2
  13. Urschmitt
  14. Wagenhausen
  15. Weiler
  16. Wollmerath
  1. Alf
  2. Altlay
  3. Altstrimmig
  4. Blankenrath
  5. Briedel
  6. Bullay
  7. Forst (Hunsrück)
  8. Grenderich
  9. Haserich
  10. Hesweiler
  11. Liesenich
  12. Mittelstrimmig
  13. Moritzheim
  14. Neef
  15. Panzweiler
  16. Peterswald-Löffelscheid
  17. Pünderich
  18. Reidenhausen
  19. Sankt Aldegund
  20. Schauren
  21. Sosberg
  22. Tellig
  23. Walhausen
  24. Zell (Mosel)1, 2
1seat of the Verbandsgemeinde; 2town


External links

  • Official website (German)

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