Mertloch is a municipality in the district of Mayen -Koblenz in Rhineland -Palatinate and is administered by the municipality May Field, which has its headquarters in the city Polch.


Mertloch is located three kilometers south of Polch in a hollow. South of the town rises the Nothbach. To Mertloch includes the residential places Brückenmühle, Eltzerhof, Künzerhof and Marienhäuserhof.


Mertloch was first mentioned in 963 under the name Martiliacum. The place belonged to the high court of Münster, which was as part of the Pellenzgerichte from 13 to 15 Jahrhundertein feudal estate of Virneburg and then fell back to the Electorate of Trier. Mertloch represented one of Heimburger the court. 1684 included the town 49 fireplaces. Gorgeous country they belonged to the late 18th century to the Electorate of Trier and was under the administration of the Office Münster- May- field. In 1787 lived 368 inhabitants in the village.

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


Parish council

The local council in Mertloch consists of 16 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman. The 16 seats in the City Council are distributed among three groups of voters.

Coat of arms

The blazon is: " In red a silver oblique beams, covered with blue Sturzfeh. "

It is conducted for a decision of the representative body of 30 June 1976 and is reminiscent of the seal image of a Mayener castle 's of Mertloch to 1340. The coat of arms is based according to documents of the Landeshauptarchiv Koblenz to about the former coat of arms of D. of Mertloch, Kurtrier Burgmann Mayen to 1340.


On a knoll between Mertloch and Naunheim is the Holy Cross Chapel. At the station there is a water playground, which is well attended, especially in summer. Every 2nd year during summer will take place Mertlocher the farmer's market, to the 2007, more than 10,000 visitors came.