Kretz in the Pellenz is a municipality in the district of Mayen -Koblenz in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Pellenz. Located in the broad valley of the Krufter creek separates the A 61 the location of the neighboring community Kruft. Several reputable companies in the building materials industry are located here.


In the Goods Nomenclature of St. Maximin in Trier the place is first mentioned in 1273 as Gretia, called on the map Kurtriers of Joan Blaeu as Cratzich.


Parish council

The local council in Kretz consists of twelve council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 by majority vote, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Coat of arms

The blazon is: " Shared by gold and silver, the top two rotbewehrte, black, crossed bear paws, below a red beams cross. "

The Red Cross, coat of arms symbol of the Electorate of Trier, reminiscent of the former membership of the place to the Electorate. The bear paws are from the seal image of the Knight Family "by Kretz ".


  • Roman mine Meurin: The prepared in 2000 for tourism Tuffbergwerk Meurin dates from Roman times.
  • The trail along the creek or the trails of the Volcano Park is dotted with numerous attractions, such as the Kretzer mill with water.
  • See also: List of cultural monuments in Kretz


Many associations maintain coexistence in the community. In addition to the carnival Strengthening Community especially the " Catholic Women's Community ", the " Kretzer male choir ", the fishing club and the local branch of the German Red Cross with youth and children's group, the local club life.

The Roman mine Meurin in Kretz