awarded as the most beautiful village of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1986!
At the end of the 16th to the middle of the 17th century, at the time of the witch hunt, every fifth inhabitant was burnt at the stake.
The witches register of Claudius Musiel kept in Trier's city library with statements of executed men from the Trier region from 1586 to 1594 prove those terrible events. It was searched for culprits for crop failures caused by cold weather (little ice age triggered by a volcano). Not even the pastors or aristocrats were spared. Rita Voltmer, a historian at the University of Trier, discovered that one of the worst witch hunts in Europe took place in the area of the Abbey of St. Maximin.
280 processes of the secular high courts in Maximin, Fell, Oberemmel and Detzem had been documented.