Wierschem is a municipality in the district of Mayen -Koblenz in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality May Field, which has its headquarters in the city Polch.

  • 4.1 castles Eltz and Trutzeltz
  • 4.2 Church


Wierschem is two and a half miles southwest of the city Munstermaifeld and three kilometers north- west of the Moselle River. The village extends on a sloping from east to west and includes terrain altitudes between 235 m above sea level. Sea level and 265 m above sea level. NN. To the east rises the Wierschemer is west begins draining to Elzbach Wierschemer Bach. Geographically, can the north of the municipal territory associate with the capital of the largely forest-free low Maifelder terrace, the southern section, however, the Elz Valley with the Counts Elzschen forest. There it reached about 105 m above sea level. NN its deepest point on the ground, its highest at 300 m above sea level. NN east of the main town. To Wierschem include residential places Eltz Castle, Forest House Rotherhof, Neuhof and Sannenhof.


As wigersheim Wierschem appeared in 1100 in the Goods Nomenclature of pin carding on. In the 15th century the village was a fief of the lords to Eltz.

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


Parish council

The local council in Wierschem consists of eight 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: " divided plate, top in red is a growing golden lion, down in silver a red plow ".

Culture and sights

  • See also: List of cultural monuments in Wierschem

Castles Eltz and Trutzeltz

The castles Eltz and Trutzeltz are located southwest of the town located in the district of the municipality Wierschem.


The Catholic parish church of St. Apollonia is located above the village in the Graveyard. In the choir ( in the late Romanesque core? ) There is a ribbed vault of the 14th century. Obtain reliable is the equipment of the Baroque period ( among other altarpiece with Assumption ). A bell was cast in 1752 by Anselm Franz bacon in Heidelberg. The late- Gothic pulpit (early 16th century coat of arms Eltz and Hagen ) comes from Munstermaifeld.

Burg Eltz