Kehrig is a municipality in the district of Mayen -Koblenz in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Vordereifel, which has its administrative headquarters in Mayen.


The municipality lies in the Eifel region in the immediate vicinity of the A48 which crosses there on a 350 meter long and 110 meter high bridge the Elzbachtal.

To Kehrig includes the residential places Kehrigermühle, Lohbrückermühle, Mädburgermühle, Neumühlestrasse, Gertrudenhof and house Ahlen.


Kehrig is first mentioned in 1100 as Kirriche. The pin Ravengiersburg exchanged about 1103 after a fake at the beginning of the 13th century instrument with the Mainz Stephen's pin an estate in Kirricha. 1138 is owned by the Abbey of St. Thomas at Andernach in Kehrig detectable.

The Castor of carding parish church of Kehrig and the tithe belonged until 1802 to the Kastorstift in carding. 1656 had the Church of Kehrig after de Lorenzi from the 13th/14th century. Is said to have originated century, three altars. The main altar Kastor, the side altars, Mary and Peter was consecrated.

The present parish church, which was built in 1869-1872 by the Düsseldorf architects pimples, is dedicated to St. Castor and St. Catherine. Leaving the village also lay a Wolfgang chapel. Another former chapel dedicated Lucia was the so-called Mädburgkapelle. This supposedly donated by the family of Monreal church said to have been in 1350 has long been dedicated to the Mother of God. Knight Heinrich Muhl of the New Castle provided the chapel at that time with a benefice ( benefice ). The right to nominate the chaplain went to Henry's death to the pin carding. In the 18th century a hermitage used the chapel. The plant was in 1887 no longer exists. The chapel is now in ruins.

The development of the population of Kehrig, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 based on population censuses:


Parish council

The local council in Kehrig consists of 16 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 a proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Allocation of seats in the elected municipal council:

Coat of arms

Official Description: " In -cleaved been swept silver tip shield, front in blue a golden ear, back in blue with a silver slate hammer with black handle, below a black wheel".


Near the springing in Kehrig monastery Bach Elz flows around a twenty meter high plateau on which the monastery ruins Mädburg is. In the town itself and in the vicinity of the town many ways crosses are erected that are designed to partially very elaborate and are donated by families, associations and individuals, and to remember certain people or events from the local village life.


Kehrig has its own primary school and a kindergarten.


The place has three bus stops and buses of the line Mayen - served Emperor Esch.