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Coat of arms of the local community of Halsenbach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 11 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Hunsrück-Middle Rhine
Height : 410 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.04 km 2
Residents: 1284 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 128 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56283
Area code : 06747
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 045
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 1
56281 Emmelshausen
Website : www.halsenbach.de
Mayoress : Rita Lenz
Location of the local community of Halsenbach in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
Boppard Badenhard Beulich Bickenbach (Hunsrück) Birkheim Dörth Emmelshausen Gondershausen Halsenbach Hausbay Hungenroth Karbach (Hunsrück) Kratzenburg Leiningen (Hunsrück) Lingerhahn Maisborn Mermuth Morshausen Mühlpfad Ney (Hunsrück) Niedert Norath Pfalzfeld Schwall (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Thörlingen Utzenhain Alterkülz Bell (Hunsrück) Beltheim Braunshorn Buch (Hunsrück) Dommershausen Gödenroth Hasselbach (Hunsrück) Hollnich Kastellaun Korweiler Lahr Mastershausen Michelbach (Hunsrück) Mörsdorf Roth (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Spesenroth Uhler Zilshausen Bärenbach (Hunsrück) Belg Büchenbeuren Dickenschied Dill (Gemeinde) Dillendorf Gehlweiler Gemünden (Hunsrück) Hahn (Hunsrück) Hecken (Hunsrück) Heinzenbach Henau (Hunsrück) Hirschfeld (Hunsrück) Kappel (Hunsrück) Kirchberg (Hunsrück) Kludenbach Laufersweiler Lautzenhausen Lindenschied Maitzborn Metzenhausen Nieder Kostenz Niedersohren Niederweiler (Hunsrück) Ober Kostenz Raversbeuren Reckershausen Rödelhausen Rödern (Hunsrück) Rohrbach (Hunsrück) Schlierschied Schwarzen Sohren Sohrschied Todenroth Unzenberg Wahlenau Womrath Woppenroth Würrich Argenthal Benzweiler Dichtelbach Ellern (Hunsrück) Erbach (Hunsrück) Kisselbach Liebshausen Mörschbach Riesweiler Rheinböllen Schnorbach Steinbach (Hunsrück) Damscheid Laudert Niederburg Oberwesel Perscheid Sankt Goar Urbar (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Wiebelsheim Bubach Riegenroth Laubach (Hunsrück) Horn (Hunsrück) Klosterkumbd Budenbach Bergenhausen Rayerschied Wahlbach (Hunsrück) Altweidelbach Pleizenhausen Mutterschied Niederkumbd Simmern/Hunsrück Neuerkirch Wüschheim (Hunsrück) Reich (Hunsrück) Biebern Külz (Hunsrück) Kümbdchen Keidelheim Fronhofen Holzbach Nannhausen Tiefenbach (Hunsrück) Ohlweiler Sargenroth Schönborn (Hunsrück) Oppertshausen Belgweiler Ravengiersburg Mengerschied Hessen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Lahn-Kreis Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Landkreis Cochem-Zellmap
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Halsenbach is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Hunsrück-Mittelrhein community .


The village of Halsenbach is located northeast of Emmelshausen on the Hunsrück plateau . The Hunsrückhöhenstrasse runs east of the village . The districts of Halsenbach are Ehr, Ehrerheide and Mermicherhof.


The place was first mentioned in 1241 under the name Halstinbach .

Until the end of the 18th century, Halsenbach belonged to the Gallscheider court , which was subordinate to the Trier Oberamt Boppard .

According to the Trier fire book , there were a total of 18 subjects in Halsenbach in 1563 , who belonged to five different landlords: nine to Kurtrier, three to the Schöneck rule, two to the Electoral Palatinate , two to the Waldeck rule and two to the Eltz rule .

After the occupation of the Left Bank of the Rhine (1794) by French revolutionary troops , the place belonged from 1798 to 1814 to the arrondissement of Koblenz ( canton Boppard ), which was assigned to the Rhine-Moselle department . Due to the agreements made at the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration the community Halsbach 1816 came to the district Sankt Goar in Koblenz , Halsbach was the seat of the same name mayoralty . The municipality has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 .

In the northern district there was an Iron Age burial ground that was discovered during the construction of the A 61 motorway (Ludwigshafen-Koblenz) near the Fleckertshöhe in a wooded area (in the deer drift) and excavated in 1971. It is a small group of burial mounds consisting of 13 individual mounds. The burial mounds are aligned with a path that runs over the Hunsrück or the Rhine Heights and was expanded in Roman times. In some cremations, the burial mound was heaped directly over the charred pyre. The notable additions to these graves include an openwork belt hook and an iron belt ring. The preserved pottery, including a clay bottle made on the turntable, shows the burial mound field in the younger Hunsrück-Eifel culture (HEK IIA to IIB) or in the second quarter of the 5th to the first half of the 3rd century BC. Chr.

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 300
1835 502
1871 592
1905 703
1939 635
1950 670
year Residents
1961 709
1970 940
1987 1,096
1997 1,169
2005 1,284
2019 1,284


Municipal council

The council in Halsenbach consists of 16 council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the volunteer local mayor as chairman.


Local mayor is Rita Lenz. No candidate ran in the local elections on May 26, 2019, and was re-elected by the local council on June 18, 2019.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Halsenbach
Blazon : "In blue a gold-clad bishop, growing behind a red shield with a silver bar in it."
Justification of the coat of arms: The bishop is St. Lambertus , the patron saint of the Catholic parish church in Halsenbach, which was built between 1712 and 1713 and consecrated after him. The red shield with a silver bar goes back to the jury's seal of Halsenbach, which was in use until the end of the 18th century as the seat of the former Gallscheid court .

Economy and Infrastructure

Local businesses

There are numerous businesses on site. Several companies are located in the former factory of the musical instrument manufacturer Wersi .


Halsenbach is in the immediate vicinity of the Hunsrück Railway . The actual “Bahnhof Halsenbach” was built around 1900 far away from the local area. The city of Emmelshausen developed around the station . Another Hunsrück Railway stop is located in the Ehr district .

About one kilometer northeast of Emmelshausen , the K108 district road branches off in a north-westerly direction to Halsenbach and Ney . In the center of the village, the K110 district road coming from Ehr meets the main road. To the south through the deep valley of the Preisbach you get to Liesenfeld and the Baunhöller Mühle via dirt roads .


  • Johann Forster (1833–1900), District Administrator and Higher Administrative Judge


  • Hendrik Kelzenberg: The Iron Age burial ground of Halsenbach, Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (Bonn contributions to prehistoric and early historical archeology, Volume 3, edited by Helmuth Roth and Hans-Eckart Joachim ) , Bonn 2004.

See also

Web links

Commons : Halsenbach  - 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. Halsenbach in the local dictionary at www.regionalgeschichte.net (PDF; 49 kB)
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: Local council election 2019 Halsenbach. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Hunsrück-Mittelrhein, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .
  6. ^ Local community Halsenbach: Minutes of the constituent meeting. June 18, 2019, accessed October 5, 2019 .
  7. a b Description of the coat of arms according to the approval certificate on www.emmelshausen.de