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Coat of arms of the local community Birlenbach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 22 ′  N , 8 ° 0 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Diez
Height : 175 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.04 km 2
Residents: 1554 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 385 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 65626
Area code : 06432
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 014
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
65582 Diez
Website :
Local Mayor : Georg Klein
Location of the local community Birlenbach in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Birlenbach is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Diez .


Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities are Balduinstein, Diez, Altendiez, Schaumburg, Schönborn

Community structure

Birlenbach consists of the districts of Birlenbach and Fachingen , which have belonged together since the Middle Ages .



The first mention of the villages of Birlenbach and Fachingen was in 1255 as Berlenbach and Vachungen .

Already from the Hallstatt period around 800 to 500 BC. Chr., The late Iron Age , there are graves near brownstone and iron ore deposits , what an ore mining suggests at that time.

Since 1742 the mineral water spring Staatl. Fachingen captured and used.

From 1806 the place was part of the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Before 1826, the children of Birlenbach had to attend school in Freiendiez . A school in Birlenbach was inaugurated on December 15, 1826, the school building was demolished in 1980 due to the poor state of construction. The Freiherr-vom-Stein-Haus community center was then built on the same spot .

The traffic connection was made by making the Lahn navigable to Gießen and building the Lahntalbahn with its completion in 1863.

Until the Second World War , iron ore was mined in the mine , which was closed in 1856; the main tunnel protruded 1500 m into the mountain. In 1973 the limestone quarries were closed. The limestone quarries were placed under nature protection in 1980 .

The population of Birlenbach and Fachingen together developed as follows in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1843: 774 inhabitants, 1927: 929 inhabitants, 1964: 1172 inhabitants.


Birlenbach 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 of the collegiate church community Diez in the deanery Nassauer Land belongs to the provost office of South Nassau in the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN).


Municipal council

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

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD WGR  1 WGR  2 total
2019 5 11 - 16 seats
2014 5 11 - 16 seats
2009 5 9 2 16 seats
2004 5 9 2 16 seats


Georg Klein is the local mayor of Birlenbach. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected with 82.82% of the vote, making him the successor to Dieter Hörle.

coat of arms

Blazon : " Two crossed, bound, seven-year golden sheaves of corn on the green lawn shield base in blue, touching the upper edge of the shield."

Economy and Infrastructure

The Staatlich Fachingen medicinal water spring is the most important in Germany with a market share of 26% (2004).


In the community of Birlenbach there is a primary school, which was built in 1955, and a kindergarten. The catchment area of ​​the primary school in Birlenbach are the communities of Birlenbach, Steinsberg and Wasenbach .


Birlenbach is connected to the regional train line RB 23 Lahn-Eifel-Bahn ( Limburg - Diez - Nassau - Bad Ems - Koblenz - Andernach - Mendig - Mayen Ost ) through the Fachingen (Lahn) train station in the district of Fachingen , on which the trains to Rhineland-Palatinate cycle about once an hour in each direction. Due to the location of the place in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel VRM applies

See also

Web links

Commons : Birlenbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved November 8, 2019 .