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Coordinates: 50 ° 13 '  N , 7 ° 42'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Loreley
Height : 260 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.82 km 2
Residents: 809 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 119 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56348
Area code : 06771
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 024
Association administration address: Dolkstrasse 3
56346 St. Goarshausen
Website : www.dahlheim-rlp.de
Local Mayor : Marco Jost (WV Jost)
Location of the local community Dahlheim in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Dahlheim is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Loreley , which has its administrative headquarters in St. Goarshausen . Since 2002 Dahlheim has been part of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site .



Dahlheim is located in the western Hintertaunus , on the right bank of the Rhine in the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley , relatively close to the cities of Koblenz , Wiesbaden and Mainz . The village is traversed by the Dahlheimer Bach, a source brook of the Rhine tributary Wellmicher Bach . About 3 km to the north are the maximum 456.6  m above sea level. NHN high roof heads .

Neighboring communities

Neighboring communities of Dahlheim are - clockwise - Gemmerich , Eschbach , Weyer , St. Goarshausen , Prath , Lykershausen , Kamp-Bornhofen and Osterspai .


Even the Romans knew how to appreciate and use the advantageous location of today's Dahlheim area. At Engelborn, not far from the current location, they managed a manor, the remains of which were discovered in 1909 by the local pastor Pfaff. The farm was apparently abandoned around AD 260 when the protective Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes fell under the onslaught of the Teutons and the Romans had to withdraw from the right bank of the Rhine .

Today's Dahlheim can look back on around 1500 years of history with its origins in Franconian times. The oldest written evidence of the local history dates back to 1105, when Emperor Heinrich IV gave a farm to the St. Pantaleon monastery in Cologne "in the village of Dahlheim, located in the Einrichgau and in the county of Ludwig, the Count of Arnstein". In the early days, Dahlheim probably consisted of two districts, because in 1110 the Worms Monastery of St. Martin still counted two towns with this name in its tenth district, which later comprised the Electorate of Trier region on the right bank of the Rhine. The last time in the year 1350 is reported about the "two Dahlheim", which then probably grew together to one place.

Around 1354 the Electors of Trier , who were also archbishops, were able to extend their sovereignty to a small area on the right bank of the Rhine and Dahlheim became Trier for almost 450 years until 1803.

Ecclesiastically it belonged to the parish of Boppard until the 13th / 14th In the 19th century an independent parish was created for the villages of Kestert , Prath and Dahlheim. The pastor's official seat was Dahlheim, the small village that in 1498 only had ten fireplaces (households). From 1580 the "pastoria" was given to a pastor in Kestert. In 1681 it was heard from the Jacobus Church in Dahlheim that it was “in good standing, received from its income; what is missing complements the citizenship ”. That seems to have changed in the following 100 years, however, because in 1818 the church had to be demolished due to the risk of collapse. The new building began in 1837 and the current church building was inaugurated on May 17, 1839.

From when Dahlheim's children attended school is not documented. The school chronicle names Antonius Emmel as the first teacher, who served until 1799. His successor Hubertus Nick took over 46 students and received his salary in kind, plus one guilder and two loaves of bread per child per year. In addition, each child had to deliver two logs of wood a day. Nick gave lessons from All Saints' Day to Easter, with only the seven to twelve year old children having to attend school.

Due to the Rhine Federation Act , Dahlheim was incorporated into the Duchy of Nassau in 1806. The Nassau School Act of 1817 abolished natural pay for teachers, introduced year-round teaching and extended compulsory schooling to six to fourteen year olds. In 1822 the school building seemed to want to follow the example of the old church: the north wall threatened to collapse. An iron rod pulled through the classroom and a few other repairs saved the building over the next few decades. But in 1888, in view of the many cracks and cracks, a damp classroom and sloping plastered surfaces, demolition was inevitable. Lessons had to take place in the inn Klein's hall for two years before the new school could be moved into on July 25, 1890. 88 years later, the Dahlheim School was closed to be integrated into the Loreley School. Since 1998 there has been a primary school in Dahlheim for the communities of Dahlheim, Prath, Lykershausen, Weyer and Nochern .

In 1866 Dahlheim became Prussian after the German-German War . The population of the place almost doubled between 1808 and 1895 from 293 to 556. The "Geographical Guide for the Wiesbaden District" from 1872 shows that "two grinding and one oil mill, general stores, guest shops and taverns, viticulture, agriculture and cattle breeding" were operated in Dahlheim. Shortly before, in 1870, with the closure of the “Morgenröthe” mine, Dahlheim's mining tradition came to a standstill. Up until the modern era, there was a change in the employment structure. In the past, the main sources of income were agriculture, forestry and mining alongside handicrafts. Today, a large part of the population is employed abroad. With one exception, agriculture is only practiced as a sideline.

After the First World War , Dahlheim belonged to the French zone of occupation until the French withdrew in 1929 , as was the case during the period of occupation after the Second World War .

Today's Dahlheim with an attractive new building area offers all the prerequisites for sophisticated living in rural areas in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. The efforts to beautify the townscape, which have won multiple placements in the competition " Our village should be more beautiful ", and on which the nationally good sound of the name "Dahlheim" is based, also contribute to this.


Population development

At the beginning of the last century, the community began to grow steadily. The population was 293 in 1808, grew to 556 by 1895 and now almost reaches 1,000.

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 360
1835 418
1871 493
1905 606
1939 714
year Residents
1950 796
1961 739
1970 906
1987 933
2005 914


78 percent of the population are Roman Catholic , 13 percent Protestant and 9 percent belong to another religion or are non-denominational.

In February 2018 the ten formerly independent parishes St. Martin (Osterspai), St. Margaretha ( Filsen ), St. Nikolaus (Kamp-Bornhofen), St. Jakobus the Elder (Dahlheim), St. Georg (Kestert), St. Martin ( Wellmich ), St. John the Baptist (St. Goarshausen), St. Nikolaus ( Kaub ), St. Peter and Paul ( Nastätten ) and St. Florin ( Strüth ) to the newly founded Roman Catholic parish “Heilige Elisabeth von Schönau ”, based in Kamp-Bornhofen , is part of the Limburg diocese .


Municipal council

The council in Dahlenheim 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.


Marco Jost is the local mayor of Dahlheim. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected with a vote of 77.82% and is the successor to Dennis Maxeiner (CDU), who had held the office for ten years.

Maxeiner was 23 years and six days old on the day of his first election as local mayor in 2009. At that time he was the youngest mayor in Germany and the youngest mayor in the history of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The local elections on June 7, 2009 in Dahlheim did not produce a complete result: there was no candidate for the mayoral election. Dennis Maxeiner ( CDU ), then 22 years old , got the most votes in the municipal council elections. He was also elected to the Verbandsgemeinderat of the Verbandsgemeinde Loreley. He had his 23rd birthday on August 13, 2009, which, according to Paragraph 53 of the Rhineland-Palatinate municipal code, only authorized him to run for or be elected for the office of mayor. At the constituent meeting of the municipal council on August 19, 2009, Maxeiner stood for the election of the local mayor - eleven of the twelve council members voted for him.

Mayor since 1945

1946-1969 August Veltens
1969-1979 Alois Klein (CDU)
1979-1985 Raimund Friesenhahn (SPD)
1985-2006 Reinhold Jost (SPD)
2006-2009 Detlev Seifert (SPD)
2009-2019 Dennis Maxeiner (CDU)
since 2019 Marco Jost (nomination Jost)

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Dahlheim
Blazon : “Shield split, split on the left . At the front, two diagonally crossed pilgrim sticks covered with silver and covered with a silver shell; in the back above in a blue field sprinkled with golden shingles a red armored and - tongued golden lion, below in silver a red bar cross. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The right half of the coat of arms reflects the deep roots of the community with the Roman Catholic faith and the church patron St. James ; top left shows the Nassau lion, as Dahlheim was part of the Duchy of Nassau for a short but formative period (1803–1866); lower left shows the cross of the Electorate of Trier , to which Dahlheim belonged for almost 450 years (1354–1803).


In addition to a kindergarten which is Josef Guggenmos - elementary school located here. The community center has an artificial turf field , a tennis court , a small field lawn and a multi-purpose hall .

Culture and sights


Dahlheim is home to the nationally known associations of the fire brigade band Dahlheim 1964 e. V. and the choral society Cäcilia 1879 Dahlheim e. V.


The catholic church St. Jakobus d. Ä. was built from 1838 to 1840 as a classicist hall building over a previous building that was demolished in 1818.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Dahlheim

Web links

Commons : Dahlheim  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Map service of the landscape information system of the Rhineland-Palatinate nature conservation administration (LANIS map) ( notes )
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. www.rhein-zeitung.de: Founding service: Parish "Heilige Elisabeth von Schönau" has its seat in Kamp-Bornhofen , accessed on February 6, 2018.
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Dahlheim. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .
  6. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Loreley, Verbandsgemeinde, fourth line of results. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .
  7. ^ Rhein-Lahn-Zeitung: Dahlheim: Dennis Maxeiner is mayor with body and soul. August 19, 2013, accessed November 2, 2019 .
  8. Maxeiner - youngest local mayor of Rhineland-Palatinate elected ( memento from July 19, 2012 in the web archive archive.today ). ad-hoc-news.de. Retrieved December 27, 2009.
  9. Markus Wakulat: Freshly elected: 23-year-old is the youngest local chief in the country . In: Rhein-Zeitung , August 24, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2009.