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Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889Coordinates: 50°20′32″N 7°4′44″E / 50.34222°N 7.07889°E / 50.34222; 7.07889
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Mayen-Koblenz
Municipal assoc. Vordereifel
  Mayor Herbert Pung
  Total 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 372
  Density 69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56729
Dialling codes 02656
Vehicle registration MYK

Virneburg is a municipality in the district of Mayen-Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate, western Germany.


Virneburg is a municipality in the Vulkaneifel. Next towns are Mayen in the East and Adenau in the West. The average height is 402 meters above NN. Virneburg is in a valley surrounded by four mountains. In the middle of Virneburg there is a fifth mountain on which the Virneburg ruin was built.

County of Virneburg

The County of Virneburg lies between Mayen and Adenau, near the city of Koblenz. It is located in what is now called the region of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Counts of Virneburg (ca 1052 - 1445)

The earliest Counts of Virneburg date back to the eleventh century.[2]

Other notable members of the Virneburg family:

Counts of Manderscheid and Virneburg

Counts of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg (1611–1812)


  1. "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
  2. Cawley, Charles, Counts of Virneburg, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, on Medieval Lands
  3. Johann Friedrich Schannat, Georg Baersch, Eiflia illustrata oder geographische und historische Beschreibung der Eifel, Volumes 1-2 , Mayer, 1825, p 1058, Google Books
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