Searchlight is located five kilometers southwest of the city Polch and eight miles southeast of downtown Mayen on a west to Elzbach sloping hill. The village comprises altitudes between 280 m above sea level. Sea level and 305 m above sea level. NN. Geographically, can the east of the municipal district with its capital assigned to the Upper May Field, the West, however, the Elz Valley. There, the municipality reached at Elzbach 200 m above sea. NN its lowest point on the ground, its highest on the outer western border and the physiographic transition to the Emperor Escher Eifel edge with just under 380 m above sea level. NN. To Kollig include residential places Kolligermühle and oil mill, both located on Elzbach.
The environment is probably already inhabited much longer, because in addition to Roman traces Stone Age finds could be secured. Kollig was first mentioned in 1279 in a lease. The convent parlors and the monasteries Engelport, Rosenthal, Springiersbach, Kamp and the Cathedral Maifelder pen were wealthy in place.
Patron saint of the 1678 first mentioned church is Saint Willibrord.
The local council in Kollig consists of eight council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 of personalized proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman. The eight seats on the council are divided into two groups of voters.
Coat of arms
The blazon is: " Argent, a continuous red cross, covered with a pitched legal bar blue - silver error; top left of a blue water jug . "
Sons and daughters of the town
- Gerhard Schindler ( * 1952 ), German jurist and President of the Federal Intelligence Service