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Coat of arms of the local community Dachsenhausen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 15 '  N , 7 ° 44'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Loreley
Height : 380 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.18 km 2
Residents: 998 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 98 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56340
Area code : 06776
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 023
Association administration address: Dolkstrasse 3
56346 St. Goarshausen
Website : www.dachsenhausen.de
Local Mayor : Mathias Schaefer ( CDU )
Location of the local community Dachsenhausen in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Dachsenhausen im Taunus from the Heisebäumchen viewpoint

Dachsenhausen is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Loreley community .

Geographical location

Dachsenhausen is located in the western Hintertaunus , in the northeast of the Middle Rhine Taunus . On average, about 2.7 km southwest, the maximum 456.6  m above sea level rise NHN high roofs , halfway between the Hohe Wald ( 441  m ) and on the outskirts, the Heisebäumchen ( 410  m ) with a good all-round view of the plateaus and the Kemeler ridge of the western Hintertaunus, up to the Taunushauptkamm with the eastern Hochtaunus of the Großer Feldberg .

Neighboring towns are Becheln (north), Kehlbach (northeast), Niederbachheim (east), Oberbachheim (southeast) and Winterwerb (south).


The first mention as Dossinhusin in a Braubach deed dates to September 29, 1277. In the 16th century the spelling of the name changed from Dassin to Daxen .

The name Opel, ancestor of Adam Opel , the founder of Opel Automobile GmbH , is documented as early as 1573. Since that time, numerous bearers of this name have been recorded in Dachsenhausen, mainly in the locally modified form O b el.

Occupied by French troops in the turmoil after the French Revolution , the office of Braubach with Dachsenhausen was attached to the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 , which the princes of Nassau-Usingen received from the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt to compensate for losses from the left bank of the Rhine . The Duchy of Nassau was annexed by Prussia in 1866 .

In 1901 Dachsenhausen was connected to the railway network with the Nassauische Kleinbahn . In the same year a water pipe was laid. After the end of the First World War , the area was occupied by French troops until 1929.

On March 26 and 27, 1945, Dachsenhausen was captured by US troops. On the morning of March 26, 1945, Prath and Lykershausen were taken by troops of the 345th US Infantry Regiment. Subsequently, the 2nd Battalion of the 345th US Infantry Regiment advanced in the direction of Dachsenhausen. As Stefan Michels writes, the following situation came about: “About 200m before the forest path joins the Dahlheim-Dachsenhausen road (today's L334), there were several German 2cm anti-aircraft positions at the edge of the forest. When the American troops approached, they opened fire. From the movement, the US soldiers attacked the German flak positions. A German 4cm Bofors gun that was standing in a clearing was also destroyed. Some of the 2cm anti-aircraft guns were captured before they could even be fired. ”Then the soldiers marched in the direction of the“ Dachskopf ”inn. From there began the occupation of the place. In the night of the 27th, troops moved into Dachsenhausen, the capture was not fully completed until around noon on the 27th, as there were still "nests of resistance" (Stefan Michels). After the war ended, the place finally came under the French occupation zone . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate . The community belonged to the Braubach community from 1972 to 2012 .


In 1356 the church in Dachsenhausen came to the parish of Niederbachheim . With the conversion of Landgrave of Hesse Philip I to Protestantism at the beginning of the 16th century in the course of the Reformation , Dachsenhausen became Protestant.

Church assignment

The place is ecclesiastically assigned to the Evangelical Church in Hesse and Nassau and the Catholic Diocese of Limburg .

Population development

Based on the information in a census list from 1573, a population of 100 to 150 is assumed for this period. In 1822 there were 63 homesteads, 89 families and 410 residents. Today the place has about 1,050 inhabitants.


Municipal council

The local council in Dachsenhausen 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 CDU FBL total
2019 5 6th 5 16 seats
2014 5 6th 5 16 seats
2009 6th 4th 6th 16 seats
2004 6th 4th 6th 16 seats
  • FBL = Free Citizens List Dachsenhausen


The local mayor of Dachsenhausen is Mathias Schaefer. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 70.14% of the vote.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Dachsenhausen
Blazon : “A green mountain in gold, on top of which a small black-stemmed, green-leaved oak standing close together, and on the left a large black-stemmed, green-leaved beech, so that both form a common crown and have the appearance of a split tree. At the bottom three ears of corn growing out over the mountain edge, divided by green and gold. "

Culture and sights


The Protestant Church

The Protestant church was built in the late Classicist style between 1834 and 1835 and replaced an older church; it was inaugurated on October 10, 1835. The 33 m high church tower was built in 1712.


The Rhein-Taunus-Krematorium is one of the largest crematoriums in Europe and has modern facilities in which, for example, obese deceased can be cremated. The crematorium offers guided tours for visitors.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Dachsenhausen

Sons and daughters of the church

Web links

Commons : Dachsenhausen  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Stefan Michels: Sturm am Mittelrhein The German fights for retreat in the Vorderhunsrück and the Rhine-Moselle triangle and the end of the war in the Rhein-Lahn district in March 1945 . 1st edition. Helios, Aachen 2013, ISBN 978-3-86933-090-7 .
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Dachsenhausen. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Loreley, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .