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Local community Buchholz (Westerwald)
Coordinates: 50 ° 41 ′ 58 ″  N , 7 ° 26 ′ 6 ″  E
Height : 275 m above sea level NHN
Incorporation : March 16, 1974
Postal code : 53567
Area code : 02683
Griesenbach (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Griesenbach in Rhineland-Palatinate

Griesenbach, aerial photo (2015)

Griesebach is a district of the municipality Buchholz (Westerwald) in the district of Neuwied in the northern Rhineland-Palatinate . Until 1974 Griesenbach was an independent municipality.


The village is located in the Niederwesterwald north-east of the main town of Buchholz. Griesenbach is connected to the main town via state road 274, as well as Asbach via state road 255 and with federal road 8 at Vier Winds .


Until the beginning of the 19th century, Griesenbach was located on a triangle , today marked by the Dreiherrenstein Meisenbach . Griesenbach itself was in the Electorate of Cologne , to the east was the County of Sayn and to the north the Duchy of Berg . The place gave its name to the " Honschaft Griesenbach", which belonged to the parish of Asbach and was under the administration of the Electoral Cologne Office of Altenwied , which was established in the middle of the 13th century . In 1670 the towns of Griesenbach, Elles, Irmeroth, Mendt, Oberscheid, Schelberg, Übersehns, Wallau and Hostenbach belonged to the Honschaft.

On June 19, 1796, there was a fierce battle between the French and the Austrians. This battle is also known as the Battle of Kircheib . About 2000 men lost their lives in this battle. A mass grave of the French is suspected to be near the Buchholz Nord industrial park. On June 19, 2009, a memorial to this battle was inaugurated in Griesenbach.

The rule of Kurköln ended in 1803 after more than 500 years with the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . The Electorate of Cologne area in this region was initially the Wied-Runkel assigned and came in 1806 due to the Act of Confederation, the Duchy of Nassau . The Griesenbach family was then subordinate to the administration of the Nassau office of Altenwied . After the treaties concluded at the Congress of Vienna , the area was ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815 .

Griesebach became a municipality in the then newly formed district Neuwied in Koblenz and the mayor Asbach managed. According to a census from 1885, the community of Griesenbach with its eight districts had 530 inhabitants who lived in 120 residential buildings. 1931 Griesebach got its own post office Class II in the district of the post office Asbach, by the country post office of the post office from 1966 Linz was supplied.

Griesenbach and its districts were an independent municipality until 1974 and most recently had 533 inhabitants. The local community Buchholz (Westerwald) was newly formed on March 16, 1974 from it and the communities of Elsaff (500 inhabitants, Buchholz share) and Krautscheid (1,492 inhabitants), which were dissolved at the same time . In 1987 Griesenbach had 204 inhabitants.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Hellmuth Gensicke: Landesgeschichte des Westerwaldes . 3. Edition. Historical Commission for Nassau, Wiesbaden 1999, p. 420; ISBN 3-922244-80-7
  2. [929] LBZ / State Library Koblenz: ZB 226: 2007
  3. ^ Nassauische Annalen: Jahrbuch des Verein für Nassauische Altertumskunde und Geschichtsforschung, Volume 9-10 , 1868, p. 305.
  4. ^ Community encyclopedia for the Kingdom of Prussia , 1885, page 40
  5. ^ Theo Winterscheid: From the history of the post in the Windhagener area. In: Windhagen - Ein Heimatbuch , Economica Verlag, Bonn 1994, p. 113.
  6. 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.  
  7. ^ State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality