Bermbach (Steinbach-Hallenberg)

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Coat of arms of Bermbach
Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′ 39 ″  N , 10 ° 35 ′ 45 ″  E
Height : 516 m
Area : 6.27 km²
Residents : 504  (Dec. 31, 2017)
Population density : 80 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : 1st January 2019
Postal code : 98587
Area code : 036847

Bermbach is a district of the town of Steinbach-Hallenberg in the Schmalkalden-Meiningen district in Thuringia (Germany).



Bermbach lies in a side valley of the Dürren Hasel, below the Sattelberg in the south and the Knüllfeld in the north.


The village was first as Bernbach mentioned in 1274, the farm belonged to centering Benshausen in the county Henneberg . The economic basis of the place initially formed the forestry - charcoal burners and lumberjacks. After the Counts of Henneberg died out , the place came under the joint administration of the Saxon Wettins in 1583 and was assigned to the Hallenberg office in the course of the "Benshausen Exchange Agreement " in 1619 , which came under the contract to the Hessian rule of Schmalkalden .

In 1623 the place had 23 houses. In the late 19th century, Bermbach owned 321 hectares of arable land, gardens and meadows, but no community forest. The forests (453 hectares in total) belonging to the district were owned by the Dukes of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. The livestock consisted of two horses, 120 cattle, 80 pigs, 20 goats. The commercial development of the village of Bermbach did not begin until the 19th century. In 1828 the place had 10 linen weavers, 2 farriers and 2 nail smiths. In 1892 there were 15 locksmiths, 1 construction foreman and 8 turners in Bermbach.

In 1879 the church was built as a simultaneous building in traditional half-timbered construction. The building consisted of both a church and a school, which were set up on separate floors in Bermbach. The village school was initially housed on the lower floor, later the doctor’s practice and now the home parlor. The Protestant parish is now part of the Springstille parish.

The community of Bermbach was incorporated into the city of Steinbach-Hallenberg on January 1, 2019. Bermbach was previously a member of the Haselgrund administrative community .

Population development

year Residents year Residents
1728 200 1828 227
1890 350 1950 637
2011 541 2015 523
Data source: from 1994 Thuringian State Office for Statistics - values ​​from December 31st


There has been a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bermbach since the 1990s . Bermbach also has a smaller church.


The local council from Bermbach last consisted of 8 members of the free voter group Bermbach . (As of: local elections on May 25, 2014 )

The honorary mayor Gerd Hermann was elected for the first time on June 13, 1999; he was re-elected in 2004, 2010 and 2016.

Culture and sights


  • Home parlor

Natural monuments

Above the village (junction on the road to Herges-Hallenberg ) is the Knüllfeld with a popular excursion restaurant and a ski slope. The large car park is also a starting point for hikes to the Großer Hermannsberg and the Ruppberg .

Regular events

  • Meilerfest, always on the last weekend in June.

Other facilities

  • Small swimming pool
  • Village community center "Grüner Baum" with ballroom
  • Kindergarten "Meilerwichtel"
  • Bermbach volunteer fire department

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Peter Heckert: Steinbach under Hallenberg - History of a Hessian-Thuringian city. 1990, p. 14, (PDF).
  2. ^ Alexander Köbrich: History of Steinbach and Amt Hallenberg . Self-published, Steinbach-Hallenberg 1894, Community Affairs and Employment, p. 94-95 .
  3. 2014 municipal council elections in Thuringia - final result: Bermbach , accessed on June 5, 2017
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Web links

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