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Coat of arms of the local community Fluterschen
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Coordinates: 50 ° 40 ′  N , 7 ° 38 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 270 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.37 km 2
Residents: 644 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 191 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57614
Area code : 02681
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 033
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.fluterschen.de
Local Mayor : Ralf Lichtenthäler
Location of the local community Fluterschen 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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Fluterschen is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


The local community is 250 to 300  m above sea level. NHN approx. 2.5 km south of Altenkirchen . Neighboring towns are Almersbach in the north, Oberwambach in the southeast and Schöneberg in the west. Fluterschen is surrounded on three sides by the Altenkirchen state forest.

To Fluterschen belonging abode Forsthaus Fluterschen.


In Saynian tax lists , the place is first mentioned in 1568 as Flodersann .

Until the middle of the 17th century, Fluterschen was a sovereign part of 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 division of the County of Sayn in the 17th century , Fluterschen belonged to the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen . Within the county, Fluterschen belonged to the parish of Almersbach , which also represented a secular administrative unit and exercised lower jurisdiction . In 1787 there were 28 households in Fluterchen. Sayn-Altenkirchen and Fluterschen came to the Kingdom of Prussia by inheritance in 1791 and in 1803 were assigned to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss , which became part of the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . As a result of the resolutions passed at the Congress of Vienna (1815) and a treaty concluded between Nassau and Prussia, the two formerly Saynian counties were ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia .

Under the Prussian administration, Fluterschen belonged to the mayor's office in Altenkirchen in the district of the same name that was newly formed in 1816 in the administrative district of Koblenz , which was part of the Rhine province from 1822 onwards .

As a result of the centralism of the state propagated by the National Socialists , there were plans in the 1930s to merge the communities of Almersbach and Fluterschen, but this did not materialize due to the beginning of the Second World War .

At the beginning of 2011, the discovery of a case of abuse brought Fluterschen into the headlines nationwide. The offender was sentenced on March 22, 2011 by the Koblenz Regional Court to a prison term of 14 years and six months with subsequent preventive detention. The judgment is final since September 30, 2011 after the Federal Court , the revision had rejected the defendant as unfounded.

Population development

In 1582, 17 smokes (= houses, households, stoves) were counted in Fluterschen , and in 1787 there were already 28 households.

The development of the population of Fluterschen since the Prussian period; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 132
1835 227
1871 341
1905 444
1939 468
1950 597
1961 572
year Residents
1970 635
1987 646
1997 843
2005 742
2011 639
2017 672


Municipal council

The municipal council in Fluterschen consists of twelve council members, who were elected by a majority vote in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


Ralf Lichtenthäler was confirmed in his office for another five years in the direct election on May 26, 2019 with a share of the vote of 86.26%.

coat of arms

Fluterschen coat of arms
Blazon : "Under a golden wave shield head with a blue plow in red a blue armored and tongued golden leopard with a double tail over a silver wave shield base with a horizontally lying black mill iron ."
Justification of the coat of arms: The name of the local community Fluterschen, which can be referred to a settlement on the waterfront, is symbolized in a talking coat of arms . The leopard lives symbolically between flowing waters due to the wave shield head and base, which symbolically represents the place name in the coat of arms. The double-tailed leopard is the heraldic animal of the Counts of Sayn and relates to the County of Sayn and the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen, to which Fluterschen once belonged. The plow in the head of the wave shield symbolizes agriculture in the Westerwald and the mill iron in the base of the wave shield alludes to the former oil mill in Fluterschen, which, in addition to the mill trade, also emphasizes the importance of agriculture. The tinging of the coat of arms refers to the territorial affiliation of the local community Fluterschen since the foundation of the settlement in the Middle Ages. The golden leopard on a red background stands for the counties Sayn and Sayn-Altenkirchen, the blue plow on a golden background stands for Nassau and the black mill iron on a silver background stands for Prussia, to which Fluterschen belonged. The blue and gold design in the elegant part of the coat of arms also takes up the colors of the local football club and alludes to club life and the community in Fluterschen.


  • The "MGV Concordia Fluterschen" can look back on over 125 years of tradition.
  • The “Women's Choir Concordia Fluterschen” has existed since 1982.
  • The football club SSV Almersbach-Fluterschen plays in the district league B ( Football Association Rhineland - District Westerwald-Sieg) in the 2015/2016 season .
  • The hobby soccer club FC Fluterschen 79 only plays tournaments and a few friendly games each year.
  • The Westerwald-Verein , Fluterschen branch, founded in 1932, cultivates hiking culture with half-day and full-day hikes, once a month.
  • Association for the care of local traditions and customs Fluterschen. The purpose of the association is the preservation of the homeland and the landscape, including environmental protection and the maintenance of old customs.

Sons and daughters of the church

  • Carl Velten (1862–1935), linguist and Africanist
  • Karl Ramseger-Mühle (1900–1961), writer
  • Karl-Friedrich Meyer (* 1947), lawyer, President of the Higher Administrative Court and the Constitutional Court of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Max Gehrig (* 1968), artist, actor, cabaret artist, journalist, radio presenter and author


  • Daniel Schneider: The coat of arms of the local community Fluterschen - origin and meaning. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen (Westerwald). Volume 58, 2015, pp. 41–45.

Web links

Commons : Fluterschen  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 10 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen (Westerwald), 58th year, 2015, pp. 74-80.
  4. Fluterschen abuse case in 2011 at Spiegel Online .
  5. Press release of the BGH Federal Court of Justice .
  6. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: My village, my city. Retrieved October 27, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: Local council election 2019 Fluterschen. Retrieved December 23, 2019 .
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 15th line of results. Retrieved December 23, 2019 .
  9. Daniel Schneider: The coat of arms of the local community Fluterschen. In: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen (Westerwald). 58th year, 2015, pp. 42–43.