Book (Hunsrück)

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Coat of arms of the local parish of Buch
Book (Hunsrück)
Map of Germany, position of the local community Buch highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 5 '  N , 7 ° 24'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Kastellaun
Height : 408 m above sea level NHN
Area : 13.45 km 2
Residents: 817 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 61 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56290
Area code : 06762
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 021
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 1
56284 Kastellaun
Website :
Local Mayor : Tobias Vogt
Location of the local community in Buch in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Buch is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Kastellaun .


The municipality of Buch is located on a ridge in the Hunsrück between the deeply cutting valleys of the Wohnrother Bach and the Dünnbach at about 400  m above sea level. NHN . The districts of Buch with 813 inhabitants (as of December 3, 2010) and Mörz are about 45 km south-southwest of Koblenz and 4 km west of Kastellaun .

Neighboring places
Mörsdorf Sabershausen Uhler
Sosberg Neighboring communities Kastellaun
Mastershausen Wohnroth and Krastel Bell


First documented mention in 1052. In 1332, Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian confirmed all possessions of the Archbishopric Trier to Elector Baldwin , including Balduinseck and Buch. Buch belonged to the Beltheim court . Up to the end of the 15th century a knight dynasty "von Buch" can be proven. With the occupation of the left bank of the Rhine in 1794 by French revolutionary troops , the place became French, in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . In Buch, the Dernbach sisters, poor servants of Jesus Christ , ran a branch from December 8, 1920 to March 31, 1962, the so-called (St.) Joseph's Monastery. The sisters there looked after the kindergarten, ran outpatient nursing and a sewing school. Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate. Today's municipality was created on March 17, 1974 through the merger of the municipality of Buch with the previously independent municipality of Mörz.


Municipal council

The council in book 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.


The local mayor is Tobias Vogt. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, the mayor, elected for the first time in 2014, was confirmed in office with 87.50% of the vote.

Culture and sights

See also:


  • Joachim Mertes (1949–2017), German politician and President of the Rhineland-Palatinate State Parliament (also mayor of the local community from 1989 to 2014)
  • Cláudio Cardinal Hummes (* 1934), Roman Catholic theologian and Archbishop of São Paulo, descendant of Johann Josef Hummes from Buch, who emigrated to Brazil with his family in 1857


  • Joachim Mertes, Rudolf Zimmer (ed.): Book and Mörz. From the story of two neighboring villages . Buch im Hunsrück, Ortsgemeinde Buch 2002, ISBN 3-00-009283-8 .

Web links

Commons : book  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 173 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Municipal Council Election 2019 Book. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  4. Elected with 89.8 percent of the vote: Tobias Vogt (25) is the mayor of Buch. In: Rhein-Hunsrück-Zeitung. September 30, 2014, accessed November 7, 2017 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kastellaun, Verbandsgemeinde, 20th line of results. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .