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The German pages I mainly used as advertising for my DJ work in Rhineland-Palatinate.

On the page Download you can listen to my self produced songs.

Also I told about another hobby from me, my working on the ham radio.

Sorry about my English… Anyhow, I hope that it you enjoy it…


Here is the translation of the, to my opinion, most interesting side here on this webside. Some informations about my hometown Auderath.


Auderath (Germany / Rhineland-Palatinate / Eifel):

 Locator: JO 30 ME

 470 metres above sea level, about 640 inhabitants.

 - 20 km* to the Formula One racetrack “Nuerburgring

 - 50 km* to Koblenz and Treves

 - 100 km* to Cologne and Luxembourg

 (*distances in beeline)

My native place:

D-56766 Auderath / Eifel

The "Suedwest Rheinland-Pfalz" Television reported on the 15/01/2001 in the programme "Hierzuland" about Auderath. “Hierzuland” is a popular programme inside regionally television, where villages from Rhineland-Palatinate will be introduced.


Because about Auderath no correct official chronicle exists, I carried some data together for the TV producer, now following a little bit of it for you here in the Internet.


Photo: postcard from Auderath (made in the 1960ies)

Emblem of the Auderath community:

The blue crown inside the gold zone is a reference to the rosary queen Mary -Rosenkranzkönigin hl. Maria-. She is the patron saint of the Catholic church community.

Basket and bread inside the left green zone should remind you of a very old tradition in the church, the annual output of bread, the "Sebastianbrot".

The handle ballot box inside the right green zone stands for the excavations of Roman grave hills, wall remains and chime broken fragments in the district „Seitert“ and „Hinterschlaef“. They found some fragments there in 1936-1940.

The green fields should indicate you to the origin of Auderath as an estate in the high Middle Ages clearing time, and to the still existing agriculture.


Photo: the church of Auderath (Catholic)

Origin and church community:

That in early historical times the area of Auderath was settled, can be testified to the excavations of Roman grave hills, wall remains and chime broken fragments inside district “Seitert" and „Hinterschlaef“, which were made in the years 1936-1940.


Auderath itself was founded in the high Middle Ages clearing time. The second word component “-rath” points at on it there (rath => Rodung = clearing). The first word component (“Auder” -> Udo) should obviously say that a man named Udo began with the clearing and the estate was named because of him (Udenrait). However, this theory can’t be proved.


By ancient writings and documents you can find out, that the village name  made changes in the course of time:

1447: “Udenrait

1508: “Udenroth

1659: “Uderath

1715: “Audert

1777 finally „Auderath“.


The obviously eldest documentary reference of Auderath is the one from the year 1447. In these document from the diocese archives of Treves, the “Trierer Bistumsarchiv”, is the speech, that the suffragan bishop Gerhardus von Trier, by the way from 1432 until 1448 in office, visited the chapel of “Udenrait” on the 09. August 1447.


There is a church bell from the year 1481, onto her you can read: “Maria heischen ich - Claus von Enen gos mich. MCCCCLXXXI“. = “Maria is my name, Claus von Enen made me. 1481.”


A visit note from 1569 mentions as the patron saint of the Uderather chapel the holy Sebastian.

1592 the church community is called as branch from Alflen. 1621 is the holy Lucia as second Patron provable. To her location treads in 1656 the holy Rochus.


The fact, that the pest-holy Rochus was second Patron, can be a proof for the fact, that Auderath was visited by the plague in the 30-year-war. Another argument for this is the foundation of the pest-cross in 1657. This cross stands today still on the church forecourt.


In a visit note from 1715 from the Treves diocese archives stands: "The located in a very calamitous done deplorable condition". This situation to change they decided in 1734. In this year the today’s church was built.


A registration from the year 1777 says, that the chapel of Auderath has changed her patron saints, while the “allerseeligste Jungfrau Maria” = Mary became first patron and Sebastian, Lucia and Rochus common gave second patron.


1926 they renovate the church carefully, in 1952 the church was enlarged and got her present wall contours. It followed a new paint in 1968 with a remake of the church forecourt, again a thorough redecoration in the end of the 1980ies.

In autumn 2000 the church forecourt was again reconfigured, next door they built a well.


Photo: the new well near by the church


Photo: Convent „Waldfrieden“

Karmel St. Josef Waldfrieden:

Most visitors of Auderath are astonished, if I tell them, that to our village also a convent belongs.

Totally clear, why. Because Kloster Waldfrieden (=convent wood peace) has no large, centuries long historical past as many other convents have.


Instead of pilgrimage hustle and bustle here you can find an oasis of silence, consciousness and prayer in our fast living time.

The today’s convent buildings have been built in 1911 as an agricultural farm and a pub with guest place. Building owner was an Auderather citizen named Matthias Zirwes. In this short time period since 1911 Waldfrieden has brought an eventful history behind itself.


In 1925 the administrative district of Cochem acquired the pub and they reconstructed it as a children holiday camp. With the management the Vinzentinerinnen nuns took charge in it. The dance hall of the guest place was now reconstructed into a room to move, the former barn floor now the dining room and the stables converted into a chapel. Because of some land exchanges a large park could be created.


Since 1933 the recreation home was put under secularly management, and remained until 1944 in these function. 1944/1945 the buildings were used as accommodation of the German Wehrmacht soldiers. For the operating persons of the V1-rockets, whose positions were on the land of the today’s Buechel air base.


On March 1945 monks of the merciful fraternities (Barmherzige Brüder) from Treves took over the house temporarily. Holy spirit nuns (Heilig-Geist-Schwestern) from Saarbrücken followed on summer 1945. They had lost her house in Saarbrücken in the bombs hail of the World War II, and found here in Auderath a remain until her convent in Saarbrücken was rebuilt in autumn 1949. During this period Waldfrieden was used as an orphanage.


An interrupt of the spiritual tradition began in 1950. A textile mail order house settled and worked here three years long until summer 1953.


Finally in August 1953 the today still resident sisters from the order unsere liebe Frau vom Berge Karmel” came to Waldfrieden. They came from Kordel near Treves to Auderath. As daughters of the holy Theresia from Avila  the nuns have made it herself to the task  to serve the people within and exterior the church by a life of prayers and repentance. And carry the peoples needs and headaches in the prayers to God. For this a heartfelt thanks to the nuns.


Photo: some nuns from the convent (choir prayer)


P.S.: If there are any mistakes in my translation, please report!





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