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Coat of arms of the municipality of Aarbergen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 15 '  N , 8 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Hesse
Administrative region : Darmstadt
County : Rheingau-Taunus district
Height : 280 m above sea level NHN
Area : 33.94 km 2
Residents: 6260 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 184 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 65326
Primaries : 06120, 06430Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text
License plate : RÜD, SWA
Community key : 06 4 39 001
Community structure: 6 districts
Address of the
municipal administration:
Rathausstrasse 1
65326 Aarbergen
Website : www.aarbergen.de
Mayor : Matthias Rudolf (independent)
Location of the municipality of Aarbergen in the Rheingau-Taunus district
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Aarbergen is a Untertaunus municipality in the Rheingau-Taunus district in southern Hesse . The seat of the municipal administration is in the district of Kettenbach .

Geographical location

Aarbergen lies north of the town of Bad Schwalbach and south of Limburg an der Lahn in the western Hintertaunus , which the Taunus main ridge outgoing northern slope of the Taunus forms.

The area of ​​the municipality is characterized by the landscape of the middle Aar valley with its side valleys, which in the Quaternary have severely cut the pronounced trunk and trough areas of the Taunus. The Aubach, the largest tributary of the Aar, flows into the municipality, as does the Battenbach . Oligocene surf pebbles (Vallendar facies) lie on the old areas near Kettenbach and Hausen above Aar. The erosion gorges ( runes ) in large parts of the municipality, which date from historical times, are known in the specialist world .

Most of the community area is forested. The main type of use in open land is arable farming. In the valleys there are permanent grassland areas, e.g. Some with valuable orchards in the landscape .

Neighboring communities

Aarbergen borders in the north on the communities Mudershausen , Schiesheim , Burgschwalbach and Kaltenholzhausen (all Rhein-Lahn-Kreis , Rhineland-Palatinate ) and Huenelden ( district Limburg-Weilburg ), in the east on the community Hünstetten , in the south on the community Hohenstein , im Southwest to the municipality of Heidenrod (all Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis) and to the west to the municipalities of Reckenroth , Eisighofen , Dörsdorf and Berghausen (all Rhein-Lahn-Kreis).


The municipality of Aarbergen is divided into the following districts (population with main residence; as of June 30, 2018):

District Residents First mention
Daisbach 445 879
Hausen over Aar 637 879
Kettenbach 1478 845
Michelbach 2227 1184
Panrod 633 888
Rückershausen 777 879


In the course of the regional reform in Hesse , the previously independent communities of Daisbach, Hausen via Aar, Kettenbach, Michelbach, Panrod and Rückershausen voluntarily merged on December 31, 1970 to form the new community of Aarbergen. For each district, the main statute established a local district with a local advisory board and local councilor in accordance with the Hessian municipal code.

Population development

year Residents
1970 6,505
1981 6,524
December 31, 2014 5,959


Community representation

The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:

Distribution of seats in the municipal council 2016
A total of 31 seats
Parties and constituencies %
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 41.4 13 40.1 12 41.8 13 34.9 11
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 29.9 9 35.4 11 41.2 13 45.0 14th
BL Aarbergen citizens' list 15.9 5 8.4 3 9.0 3 14.2 4th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 12.8 4th 16.0 5 7.9 2 5.9 2
total 100.0 31 100.0 31 100.0 31 100.0 31
Voter turnout in% 55.9 57.9 58.1 71.7


On March 17, 2019, Matthias Rudolf (independent, election proposal from the SPD and CDU) was elected mayor with 83.7 percent of the vote. The turnout was 49.8 percent. He took office on August 1, 2019. His predecessor Udo Scheliga did not stand for re-election and died unexpectedly before the end of his term on April 16, 2019.

Former mayor
  • 2007 to 2019: Udo Scheliga (CDU)
  • 2001 to 2007: Hartmut Bopp (SPD)
  • 1971 to 2001: Wolf Schrader (SPD)

coat of arms

The municipality of Aarbergen in the Untertaunuskreis was granted a coat of arms with the following blazon by the Hessian Minister of the Interior on September 29, 1972 : A golden sword and a golden key crossed diagonally in blue over a golden shield base cut off by fir rice.

Community partnerships

Culture and sights

Parish church from the 11th century in Michelbach



  • Ev. Church - 1752 The baroque organ ("Schöler organ") from 1763 is a listed building , last major renovation in 1969/1970.


  • Fortified church in the cemetery - 11th century or earlier (high medieval choir tower, cross vault , octagonal pointed helmet, round choir arch). 1908 desecrated because of a new church. Since 1958, the church, probably the oldest building in Aarbergen, has been used as a mourning hall.
  • Late founding Protestant church from 1908.
  • 450 year old linden tree in the cemetery ("Apostellinde") is under nature protection
  • " Rahnstätter Hof " (former Hofgut), rebuilt well with a plaque on which the story can be read in short, below the glider airfield (first mentioned in 1194-98, in 1870 the farm was released for liquidation).


  • Ev. Church - built around 1326, organ from 1755 remodeled in the 18th century
  • Sauerbrunnen "Antonius-Sprudel", known since 1779 carbon dioxide-sparkling acid , table and medicinal water, (gout, diabetes, gastric and intestinal catarrh, kidney lavage, metabolic disease)

Hausen over Aar

  • Picturesque Aar bridge made of quarry stone masonry and with cast iron railing from 1863.
  • Listed monument from 1926 with the names of those who fell from both world wars.


  • Ev. Church - around 1321 (late Romanesque choir tower, good baroque crucifix)
  • Ringwall Altschloss - Ringwall, probably 8th to 10th century


  • Catholic church - built 1690–1709 (donation from Freiherr von Galen, hereditary combing). The church is used by Catholic and Protestant Christians alike.

Michelbach, Kettenbach, Hausen via Aar, Rückershausen

  • The listed Aartalbahn , which was opened in 1894 and is a listed building , runs through the community. It is Hesse's longest architectural monument and is an outstanding example of a lavishly designed German branch line. In the summer half of the year, the cross-border "Aartalbahn Working Group" takes place on the tracks .

Regular events

  • Every year in autumn the traditional curb takes place in all parts of the village , which has usually been organized by young people for several generations. In Michelbach the festival is called “Hammelkerb”, in Daisbach “Klaa Frankfurter Kerb”, in Hausen via Aar “Houses Kerb”, in Panrod “Panröder Kerb” and in Kettenbach since 1927 “Schulweihkerb”.
  • In Rückershausen, the "Rückershausen Market" has been held annually on the last Tuesday in October since 1532. It is one of the oldest festivals in the whole region.
  • The mountain costume preservation association Huiberg Weiß-Blau eV (GTEV) organizes its big Bavarian tent festival every year on the second weekend in June in Michelbacher Brühl.
  • During the major event “ Drive to Aar ”, Aarstrasse ( Bundesstrasse 54 ) from Taunusstein to Diez is completely closed to car traffic every summer.
  • Michelbacher Christmas market, annually on the second Advent. It has been taking place in Brühl (formerly on Hauptstrasse) since 2006.
  • The MSC Michelbacher Hütte organizes national competitions annually on the motocross area in Aarbergen-Kettenbach.

Educational institutions

  • Astrid Lindgren School (Kettenbach primary school).
  • Aartalschule Aarbergen (cooperative comprehensive school Aarbergen-Michelbach)
  • Free School Untertaunus (Aarbergen-Kettenbach)


Honorary citizen

  • Wolf Schrader (deceased), Mayor.
  • Karl Löhr (deceased), home historian.
  • Gerhard Bruch, lawyer and notary, at the same time honorary chairman of the municipal council

Sons and daughters of the church

Persons related to Aarbergen

  • Adolph Passavant (1841–1926), industrialist (founder of the Passavant works).


Web links

Commons : Aarbergen  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hessian State Statistical Office: Population status on December 31, 2019 (districts and urban districts as well as municipalities, population figures based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Information about our districts. In: website. Aarbergen municipality, archived from the original on October 18, 2019 ; accessed in October 2019 .
  3. ^ Association of municipalities to form the municipality "Aarbergen", Untertaunuskreis of January 3, 1971 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1971 No. 4 , p. 139 , point 159 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 6.3 MB ]).
  4. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 377 .
  5. a b Aarbergen, Rheingau-Taunus district. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of May 23, 2018). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
  6. ^ Result of the municipal election on March 6, 2016. Hessian State Statistical Office, accessed in April 2016 .
  7. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 27, 2011
  8. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 26, 2006
  9. Direct elections in Aarbergen. Hessian State Statistical Office , accessed in January 2020 .
  10. Yearbook 2020 of the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, page 182: Aarbergen. A church in shock. Sadness and dismay over the sudden death of Udo Scheliga.
  11. Approval of a coat of arms of the municipality of Aarbergen, Untertaunuskreis from September 29, 1972 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1972 No. 42 , p. 1750 , point 1277 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 4.8 MB ]).
  12. Stolz, C. (2011): Spatiotemporal budgeting of soil erosion in the abandoned fields area of ​​the Rahnstätter Hof near Michelbach (Taunus Mts., Western Germany). - Geography 65, 4: 355-370. PDF file, 10.5 MB
  13. Aartalbahn e. V. Accessed January 2019.