Brombach Valley

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Coat of arms of the municipality of Brombachtal
Brombach Valley
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Brombachtal highlighted

Coordinates: 49 ° 44 '  N , 8 ° 57'  E

Basic data
State : Hesse
Administrative region : Darmstadt
County : Odenwaldkreis
Height : 321 m above sea level NHN
Area : 20.44 km 2
Residents: 3466 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 170 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 64753
Area code : 06063
License plate : ERB
Community key : 06 4 37 005
Address of the
municipal administration:
Hauptstrasse 59
64753 Brombachtal
Website :
Mayor : Willi Kredel ( SPD )
Location of the municipality of Brombachtal in the Odenwald district
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Brombachtal is a municipality in the Odenwaldkreis in Hesse ( Germany ).


Geographical location

Brombachtal is located in the center of the Odenwald near Bad König . Three of the five districts of the municipality are in the catchment area of ​​the Brombach , which gave the Brombachtal its name. The highest point in the municipality is the 443 meter high Heidelberg in the Böllsteiner Odenwald in the west . The lowest point at around 185 meters is in the east in the Mümling lowlands on the roadside of Bundesstraße 45 , which forms the municipal boundary here.

Neighboring communities

Brombachtal borders the city of Bad König to the north and east , the city of Michelstadt to the south and the communities of Reichelsheim and Brensbach to the west .

Community structure

The community consists of the five districts of Birkert , Böllstein , Hembach , Kirchbrombach (seat of the municipal administration) and Langenbrombach .


The municipality was created on October 1, 1971 on the occasion of the regional reform in Hesse through the voluntary amalgamation of the municipalities of Birkert, Böllstein, Hembach, Kirch-Brombach (now Kirchbrombach) and Langen-Brombach (now Langenbrombach). A new town hall was built on the outskirts of Kirchbrombach in the direction of Langenbrombach.


Community representation

The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:

Distribution of seats in the municipal council 2016
A total of 19 seats
Parties and constituencies %
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 45.7 9 41.2 8th 46.6 9 52.0 12
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 33.4 6th 33.0 6th 36.6 7th 35.3 8th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 14.8 3 20.9 4th 9.4 2 10.2 2
FDP Free Democratic Party 6.1 1 4.8 1 7.4 1 2.6 1
total 100.0 19th 100.0 19th 100.0 19th 100.0 23
Voter turnout in% 65.7 53.7 51.5 60.7
Town hall of Brombachtal


After the Hessian municipal constitution is Mayor Chairman of the Municipal Board , the volunteer next to the mayor five in the municipality Brombachtal Associate members. Willi Kredel (SPD) has been mayor since July 31, 2004. He prevailed in a runoff election on July 11, 2004 with 66.9% of the votes against Sonja Kredel (CDU). In 2010 he was confirmed (as the only nominated candidate) with 93.2% of the votes in office. On March 6, 2016, Willi Kredel was re-elected for a third term with 73.1% of the votes against his competitor Andreas Funken (CDU). His directly elected predecessors were

  • until 2004 Bernd Kredel (SPD)

badges and flags

Banner Brombachtal.svg

coat of arms

Brombachtal coat of arms
Blazon : "Divided into four by a black bar cross, top right sixfold red-silver box, top left six-pointed red star on silver, bottom right red rose on silver, bottom left two red bars on silver."

The coat of arms of the municipality of Brombachtal was approved on March 19, 1980 by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior . It was designed by the Bad Nauheim heraldist Heinz Ritt .

The black cross that splits the coat of arms comes from the coat of arms of the Fulda monastery . The upper right field shows the coat of arms of the Lords of Rodenstein , the star is a reference to the Counts of Erbach , the rose a reference to the Counts of Wertheim and the two bars the coat of arms of the Lords of Breuberg . All these families and Fulda owned what is now the districts of Brombachtal.


The flag was approved for the municipality together with the coat of arms on March 19, 1980 and is described as follows:

"The municipal coat of arms is placed on the red / white flag web in the upper half."

Community partnerships

Since May 30, 1987, there has been a partnership between Brombachtal and the French community of La Rivière-de-Corps ( Champagne ).


In the district of Kirchbrombach is the Protestant church built in the middle of the 15th century with the St. Alban's winged altar built around 1518 . Until the Reformation, the church belonged to St. Alban's Abbey in Mainz . The official list of cultural monuments in Brombachtal comprises 29 items.

Economy and Infrastructure


There are no large companies in Brombachtal. Smaller companies are TKS Sicherheitsdienste GmbH and Knusperhahn GmbH, which is known for grilled chickens .

Educational institutions

There is a public primary school in the Kirchbrombach district .


The community is connected to the transport network through the federal highways B45 ( Hanau - Eberbach ) and the B47 ( Walldürn - Worms ).

In terms of rail transport, the community is connected to the Bad König-Zell stop , which was formerly called Zell-Kirchbrombach according to the name of a district , and the Bad König train station on the Odenwaldbahn .

Individual evidence

  1. Hessian State Statistical Office: Population status on December 31, 2019 (districts and urban districts as well as municipalities, population figures based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 358 .
  3. ^ Result of the municipal election on March 6, 2016. Hessian State Statistical Office, accessed in April 2016 .
  4. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 27, 2011
  5. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 26, 2006
  6. ^ Minutes of the meeting of the municipal council on Saturday, July 31, 2004: Inauguration of Mayor Willi Kredel
  7. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: direct elections in Brombachtal
  8. Approval of a coat of arms and a flag for the municipality of Brombachtal, Odenwaldkreis from March 19, 1980 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1980 No. 14 , p. 619 , point 423 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 5.5 MB ]).

Web links

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