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Coordinates: 50 ° 43 '  N , 7 ° 38'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 253 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.02 km 2
Residents: 349 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 116 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57612
Area code : 02681
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 017
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.busenhausen.de
Local Mayor : Wolfgang Eichelhardt
Location of the local community Busenhausen 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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Fountain in the village square of Busenhausen
Local passage K53 from Busenhausen

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


Busenhausen is an agricultural community on the southern slope of the Beulskopf with a district size of 302 ha, which is divided into 82 ha of forest and 182 ha of agricultural area. Of this, 72 ha are arable land and 110 ha are grassland.

Geographical location

Busenhausen is located in the northern Westerwald and is traversed by three brooks - Heupelzerbach, Bornwieserbach and an unnamed body of water - which unite south of the village. A wooded slope (the Hardt) extends east of Busenhausen, with the cemetery on the edge. Busenhausen is on Kreisstraße 53, which ends in Beul in Landesstraße 267. Neighborhoods are clockwise: Hilgenroth , Obererbach , Bachenberg , Kettenhausen , Heupelzen and Beul .

Community structure

Busenhausen consists of two districts, the actual Busenhausen and the Beul located 2 km to the north , whereby only the right, eastern side belongs to Busenhausen, the left, western side belongs to the Heupelzen district.


The climate is much rougher than on the Rhine or in the Rhine-Main area, on average around 3 ° colder. The annual average temperature is 7.9 ° C, the annual rainfall is 930 mm.


The first documentary mention can be found around 1450 in the necrology of the Marienstatt Abbey . Afterwards Godart von Bosenhausen and his wife Mechel donated the abbey "11 1/2 Albus ". Another record shows that Johann von Bosenhausen was a judge in Altenkirchen from 1464 to 1478 .

Until the middle of the 17th century, Busenhausen belonged to the county of Sayn . After the introduction of the Reformation in the county of Sayn, the inhabitants were first Lutheran and later reformed . After the state division of the County of Sayn in the 17th century, Busenhausen was part of the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen .

In 1662 Busenhausen had 15 “smoking rooms”, corresponding to 15 houses or around 75 residents. The house names common in all old houses were created around 1800 to 1830.

Busenhausen was the school location from 1855 to 1973, also for the surrounding communities. A restaurant was first mentioned in Busenhausen in 1855. The first owner and probably also the founder was Karoline Bitzer, née Jungnitzius. The house name Kalins comes from her, which was developed from her first name Karoline through blending.

In 1961 a new school building was built, which is now used as a kindergarten.


Locals say “Bosen” on Westerwald plateau , because in the 15th century Busenhausen was still called Bosenhausen. The nickname for Busenhausen is "BH".

The name "Busenhausen" has seen many modifications over the centuries. In 1624 a document from Bußenhausen and in 1753 only speaks of "penances". There are only guesses as to the origin of the place name. According to a treatise, it is traced back to the old personal name "Bouso", others associate it with the box tree ("bus tree ") that used to be widely used on the bulge head. But if it comes from the word “Baus”, which is related to “Busen”, Busenhausen would mean something like “the above houses”.

The villages with the ending "-hausen" go back to the Carolingian period and the term refers to small emergency fortifications that were built around the 8th and 9th centuries through planned settlement.

According to another variant, it would come from the noble Johann von Bosen , who was mentioned in a document in 1580.


In 1787 Busenhausen only had 22 inhabitants, in 1840 the number had risen to 131 and in 1919 there were already 316 inhabitants. 386 people live in the municipality of Busenhausen / Beul today, about 276 of them in Busenhausen directly, about 201 are male, 179 female, 219 ev. , 91 rk. , They live in 173 households, these in 94 houses. In the last 20 years the population increased by 22%, in 2002 and 2003 8 children were born, up to 4/2005 already 2. The residents of Busenhausen are still predominantly Protestant, while those of Beul are mostly Catholic.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 120
1835 131
1871 183
1905 284
1939 292
1950 321
year Residents
1961 289
1970 302
1987 315
1997 371
2005 361
2019 349


Municipal council

The council in Busenhausen consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. Until 2009 the council had twelve members.


Wolfgang Eichelhardt became the local mayor of Busenhausen on July 1, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 90.66% of the vote. Eichelhardt is the successor to Erika Hüsch, who held the office for 15 years.

Culture and sights

"Colorful cow" on the outskirts of Busenhausen


  • The Busenhausen-Kettenhausen choir organizes a singing festival every five years
  • The Singgemeinschaft Busenhausen initiated the recording of the Busenhausen song as a local anthem.
  • Guitar group
  • The MGV Beul-Heupelzen from 1900 donated income and collection proceeds in 2007 to support needy children in the Philippines
  • The chairwoman of the LandFrauen Busenhausen is the former mayor Erika Hüsch.
  • The church choir Cäcillia Beul was founded in 1950 on the occasion of the completion of the chapel “St. Aloysius ”was founded in Beul


  • May celebration
  • Commemoration of the fallen of both world wars at the memorial - Sunday of the Dead
  • 150 years of Kalins

Economy and Infrastructure


There is a full-time agricultural operation, which is mainly cattle and dairy farming. He operates a biogas plant with a CHP unit . A three-phase generator feeds excess electricity into the general electricity network . The company's own cattle manure and exclusively self-produced renewable raw materials (grass and maize) serve as an energy source . Together with another full-time family business and four part-time farmers , around 58 percent of the community area is used for agriculture. A horse farm offers therapeutic riding .

Wind turbines

The Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen , today the Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld , plans to update the land use plan to designate areas for wind turbines , most of which are in the Busenhausen district . The local community of Busenhausen, the forest interest group and other citizens have made suggestions and concerns about the expulsion.


Busenhausen has a village square and three small squares with benches within the village, a pond and a cemetery with a mortuary. A memorial for those who fell in the world wars is maintained and maintained together with the neighboring communities.

In Busenhausen there is a kindergarten of the association community with three groups. An outdoor play area was redesigned with the help of the parents, the forest play area was made available by the forest interest group . In addition, there has been a Protestant youth welfare facility in Busenhausen since August 2005, which is sponsored by the Friedenshort founded by Eva von Tiele-Winckler .

The forest interest group jointly owns 72.5 hectares of forest in 17.5 shares, several smaller commercial, trading and handicraft businesses, including a farrier's shop, offer basic local supplies.

In total there are around 30 jobs in the community. Agriculture also offers seasonal work to some contractors.

Village renewal

As part of a village renewal concept adopted in 1992 , accompanied by a land consolidation process , the development of the village over the past 15 years has taken an orderly course that is worthy of preservation. The concept, which was developed with broad participation of the citizens, is intended to keep their village worth living in for the residents in the long term. The community participates with private buildings in the competition "Exemplary renovated buildings in rural areas" and "Exemplary new building in rural areas". In March 2007, Busenhausen was recognized as a priority community in the field of village renewal by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

In 2003 Busenhausen won the competition Our village should be more beautiful - Our village has won three prizes in the future : 1st place in the Altenkirchen district (special class). 2nd place in the Koblenz district, a bronze medal in Rhineland-Palatinate. In 2000 Busenhausen achieved 5th place in the main class at the district level. This is partly due to the fact that suggestions made in the village renewal concept have already been implemented.


The distance to the middle center Altenkirchen is 4 km. The transport connection is made by private transport and a public bus that runs three times a day.


  • Kunibert Stock (Ed.): The local community of Busenhausen with the district of Beul , (Places and courtyards in Altenkirchener Land), Roth 2006.
  • Local community of Kettenhausen (Ed.): 650 years of Kettenhausen. 1359–2009 , Kettenhausen 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-027971-3 (with numerous references to Busenhausen).
  • Daniel Schneider: The history of the local community Obererbach (Westerwald). The localities Hacksen, Niedererbach, Obererbach and Koberstein from the Middle Ages to the present , 2 volumes, Obererbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-027494-7 (with numerous references to Busenhausen).

Web links

Commons : Busenhausen  - 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. Hauptstraße in Busenhausen from the SWR Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz online on the Internet: June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015), pp. 74-80.
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Busenhausen. Retrieved December 22, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal council election 2009 Busenhausen. Retrieved December 22, 2019 .
  7. Mitteilungsblatt Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen: From the constituent meeting of the local council on July 1, 2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 29/2019, accessed on December 22, 2019 .
  8. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, eighth line of results. Retrieved December 22, 2019 .