Berod near Hachenburg

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Coat of arms of the local community Berod near Hachenburg
Berod near Hachenburg
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Berod highlighted at Hachenburg

Coordinates: 50 ° 39 ′  N , 7 ° 41 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 306 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.05 km 2
Residents: 562 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 111 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57614
Area code : 02680
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 201
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website :
Local Mayor : Stephan Mueller
Location of the local community Berod near Hachenburg in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Berod near Hachenburg, aerial photo (2016)

Berod bei Hachenburg is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Geographical location

The community is located in the Westerwald , about 7 km south of the district town of Altenkirchen and 10 km west of Hachenburg . Neighboring towns are Borod in the north, Wahlrod in the east, Lautzert in the west and Herperoth in the north-west. To the south of the village is the Beroder forest , which merges into the Oberdreiser or Wahlroder forest . The ponds in it, former ore mines ( quartzite ), which are now under nature protection, are located directly on the border to the neighboring districts of Neuwied and the Westerwaldkreis .


The place was first mentioned in a document in 1385. In the course of the Rhineland-Palatinate municipal reform in 1970, the community went to the then newly formed Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen and the district of Altenkirchen; she had previously belonged to the Oberwesterwaldkreis .

An open pit quartzite mine used to be economically important . After the first prospecting work in the "quarries" was carried out in 1921, the extraction of the raw material , which was used for glass , porcelain and for the manufacture of refractory materials, began. After the deposits had been fully exploited, new quartzite deposits were developed in the “barley”. Finally, this company had to be closed in 1984. Today the community is predominantly agricultural. There is also a well-known pallet factory and two logistics companies .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 207
1835 284
1871 377
1905 376
1939 427
1950 515
year Residents
1961 550
1970 626
1987 641
1997 667
2005 631
2019 562


Municipal council

The council in Berod bei Hachenburg consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


Stephan Müller became the local mayor of Berod on July 7, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 74.19% of the vote. Müller is the successor to Ginette Ruchnewitz, who had held the office for ten years and never took up office again.


The district is characterized by predominantly intensively used agriculture and a large proportion of forest. Various commercial and commercial enterprises still exist in the village.


  • SC Union Berod-Wahlrod
  • The Heimatverein Berod and the Kirmesgesellschaft strive to preserve local customs.
  • The sponsoring association Freiwillige Feuerwehr Löschzug Berod eV has the task of supporting the fire services of the fire brigade Berod of the local community fire brigade Altenkirchen.

Web links

Commons : Berod near Hachenburg  - collection of images

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 - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Berod near Hachenburg. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .
  4. Markus Kratzer: New local chief in Berod: Stephan Müller succeeds Ginette Ruchnewitz. Rhein-Zeitung, July 7, 2019, accessed on December 20, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, penultimate line of results. Retrieved December 20, 2019 .