Bickenbach (Hunsrück)

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Coat of arms of the local community Bickenbach
Bickenbach (Hunsrück)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Bickenbach highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 8 '  N , 7 ° 32'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Hunsrück-Middle Rhine
Height : 410 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.39 km 2
Residents: 365 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 57 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56291
Area code : 06746
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 014
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 1
56281 Emmelshausen
Website :
Local Mayor : Marco Mohr
Location of the local community Bickenbach in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Catholic parish church of St. Stephan

Bickenbach is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Hunsrück-Mittelrhein community .


Bickenbach lies between the Hunsrückhöhenstrasse and the Baybach valley .

Bickenbach also includes the living spaces Am Ofen, Sonntagsmühle, Lindenhof, Birkenhof, Berghof and Grabenhof.


The first written evidence of the existence of Bickenbach is found in 1147. The place belonged to the Gallscheid court , which has been in the undisputed possession of Kurtrier since 1453 .

With the annexation of the left bank of the Rhine (1794) by French revolutionary troops , the place became French . From 1798 to 1814 Bickenbach belonged to the canton of Boppard in the Rhine-Moselle department and from 1800 to the Mairie Halsenbach . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, Bickenbach came to the mayor's office Pfalzfeld in the district of Sankt Goar and to the administrative district of Koblenz in the province of Grand Duchy of Lower Rhine (from 1822 Rhine province ). After the First World War temporarily occupied by the French , the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 . The local community of Bickenbach has been part of the Emmelshausen community since 1970 .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 241
1835 436
1871 447
1905 448
1939 412
1950 387
1961 374
year Residents
1970 369
1987 354
1997 361
2005 344
2011 340
2017 334


Municipal council

The council in Bickenbach consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019Template: future / in 3 years in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


The local mayor is Marco Mohr. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was elected with 82.63% of the vote and is the successor to Heribert Müller, who was no longer running.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Bickenbach
Blazon : "Shield divided, above a silver bar in red, below in gold, in front a black book covered with three silver stones, behind a green palm branch,"
Reasons for the coat of arms: The upper part of the shield refers to the former Gallscheid court . The lower part of the shield shows the symbols of St. Stephen , the patron saint of the parish church in Bickenbach. The coat of arms was designed after a court seal from 1632.


Parish Church of St. Stephen

The parish church, already mentioned around 1330, was rebuilt in 1771/1772 as a baroque hall building under the master builder Johann Neurohr. The neo-Romanesque west tower dates from 1855, the grotto with a sculpture of the Virgin was built in the 19th century.

Inside the church there is an organ built by the brothers Friedrich and Ernst Stumm from 1869. The instrument, which is equipped with a mechanical action and slider drawer, has 16 stops on two manuals and a pedal. In 1983 it was extensively restored by Vleugel's organ builder .

I main work C – f 3

1. Principal 8th'
2. Dumped 8th'
3. Gamba 8th'
4th Octav 4 '
5. Slack 4 '
6th Quint 3 '
7th Octav 2 '
8th. Trumpet bass 8th'
9. Trumpet disc. 8th'
II substation C – f 3
10. Lovely Gedackt 8th'
11. Salicional 8th'
12. Violin principal 4 '
13. Distance flute 4 '
Pedal C – d 1
14th Sub-bass 16 '
15th Principal bass 8th'
16. Violonbass 8th'

See also: List of cultural monuments in Bickenbach

Web links

Commons : Bickenbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 55 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved September 12, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections. Retrieved September 12, 2019 .
  5. The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Hunsrück-Mittelrhein, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved October 6, 2019 .
  6. Vleugels Orgelmanufactur: Reference list restoration. Retrieved September 15, 2016 .