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Coat of arms of the local community Altendiez
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Coordinates: 50 ° 22 ′  N , 7 ° 59 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Diez
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 9.22 km 2
Residents: 2170 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 235 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 65624
Area code : 06432
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 002
Association administration address: Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
65582 Diez
Website :
Local Mayor : Thomas Keßler (AGL)
Location of the local community Altendiez in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Altendiez is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Diez .


Altendiez is located in the central Lahn area and is geographically part of the Westerwald .

Altendiez also includes the Altendiezer Forsthaus, Haus unter dem Steinkopf and Hof Nassau residential areas .


Cave finds from the younger Paleolithic around 15,000 BC Chr. Testify to an early settlement in the area of ​​the municipality Altendiez. Like Diez, the place was first mentioned in a document in 790. It cannot be ruled out that the first mention of Diez Theodissa refers to Altendiez. The name Aldindietze was first mentioned in 1285. Altendiez was part of the County of Diez and was the seat of a county court .

When the Napoleonic Rhine Confederation was formed (1806), the County of Diez and thus also the parish Altendiez were incorporated into the newly established Duchy of Nassau , which it remained until the Prussian takeover in 1866. In the Prussian period Altendiez belonged to the province of Hessen-Nassau . The municipality has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946.

In addition to agriculture, mining was of importance in the 19th century . In the Altendiez district, initially iron and manganese deposits , later also lime , phosphorite and roofing slate, were mined.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 431
1835 564
1871 777
1905 1,020
1939 1,323
1950 1,533
year Residents
1961 1,648
1970 1,756
1987 2,036
1997 2,289
2005 2,295
2017 2.176


Altendiez is assigned to the Roman Catholic parish Herz-Jesu in Diez and belongs with it to the pastoral area Diez, which in turn is integrated into the Limburg district in the Limburg diocese .

On the Protestant side, the place is church of St. Peter in the Dean's Office Nassau region of the provost Rheinhessen and the Nassau region in the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau belong (EKHN).

A church consecrated to St. Peter was first mentioned in a document in 1269. Today's St. Peter's Church was built in 1830 after previous buildings had previously been destroyed several times.


Municipal council

The local council in Altendiez consists of 16 council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU WGN AGL IfA total
2019 - - - 9 7th 16 seats
2014 6th 6th 4th - - 16 seats
2009 6th 5 5 - - 16 seats
2004 8th 6th 2 - - 16 seats
  • WGN = voter group Neidhöfer e. V.
  • AGL = Altendiez-Together-Livable e. V. (Joint electoral list of SPD, CDU and Neidhöfer voter group)
  • IfA = Initiative for Altendiez e. V.


The local mayor of Altendiez is Thomas Keßler (AGL / CDU). In a runoff election on June 16, 2019, he was re-elected with 51.50% of the vote, after none of the original three applicants had achieved the necessary majority in the direct election on May 26, 2019.

coat of arms

The coat of arms of Altendiez shows a pear tree , which is divided into two rows. Eight golden pears hang from this tree. The white tree stands in front of a green background and on a black ground. With these pears the connection between Altendiez and " Bimbesland " is shown.

Parish partnership

There is a parish partnership with the English parish of Burton Latimer .

Culture and sights

The Altendiez quarry pond is a popular local recreation area.


In 1967, a middle school was set up in Altendiez , which became a secondary school in 1975 and existed until 2011 under the name Oranienschule Altendiez .

The Froebel School, which has existed since 1984 , a school with a special focus on learning, was closed after 30 years at the end of the 2013/14 school year.

Since autumn 2014, the newly founded Oranien- Campus Altendiez private high school , a two- tier G8 / GTS high school with Spanish as a second foreign language, has been located in the empty rooms of the former Oranienschule Altendiez .



Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 41 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Altendiez. Retrieved November 8, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  6. Heinz Burkhard Westerweg: Common electoral list in Altendiez: Established parties get together. Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung, November 8, 2018, accessed on November 8, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, first line of results. Retrieved November 8, 2019 .
  8. The end of the Froebel school was sealed by the district council (Rhein-Zeitung of July 18, 2013)