Hasselbach (Westerwald)

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Hasselbach (Westerwald)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 43 '  N , 7 ° 32'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 265 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.76 km 2
Residents: 311 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 54 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57635
Area code : 02686
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 046
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.vg-altenkirchen.de
Local Mayor : Hans-Jürgen Staats
Location of the local community Hasselbach 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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Hasselbach is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Geographical location

The place is near the state border to North Rhine-Westphalia , about two kilometers west of Weyerbusch on the federal road 8 to Kircheib .

Other neighboring communities are Werkhausen in the north, Forstmehren in the south and Rettersen in the west. The Mehrbach , Hasselbach and Leinger Bach flow through the district of Hasselbach .


A first written reference was told the place Hasselbach in 1262, as a Ludwig von Hasselbach, which at that time Asilbach was written when Schultheiss an agreement of Count Johann von Sayn with the abbot of the abbey Marienstatt signed. In the Middle Ages the community still consisted of Nieder- and Oberhasselbach. In 1578, 18 fireplaces (“smoking” = households) were registered; In 1667 there were only 11 fireplaces, in 1772 there were 16 again.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 112
1835 180
1871 207
1905 163
1939 171
1950 196
year Residents
1961 263
1970 238
1987 248
1997 313
2005 333
2019 311


Municipal council

The council in Hasselbach consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. Until 2009 the council had six council members.


In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Hans-Jürgen Staats was confirmed in office for another five years with 53.16% of the vote.

Culture and sights


  • The sculpture park in the valley , located between Hasselbach and Werkhausen . The over 10 hectare landscape area is an initiative of the sculptor Erwin Wortelkamp and was designed by more than 50 artists, landscape architects, sculptors, writers and musicians. It shows sculptures and offers artistic lingering places in the middle of the Westerwald valley landscape.
  • The deposit in Weyerbusch . Since its inauguration in 2009, exhibitions and concerts have been held in the rooms designed as Schaulager for the Wortelkamp Foundation. In 2011 the building designed by the Leipzig architects quartier vier was awarded 1st prize in the Rhineland-Palatinate Architecture Prize.

See also:


  • The MGV "Eintracht" Weyerbusch-Hasselbach e. V. is the bearer of the Zelter badge and has created an umbrella organization for the local choirs, the United Choirs , with the mixed choir “Canto al dente” and the youth choir “Singerman's Friends” .
  • The FSG Hasselbach-Werkhausen e. V. is a football club with currently two active teams.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Hasselbach. Retrieved December 25, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 20th line of results. Retrieved December 25, 2019 .
  5. Deposit. Retrieved May 18, 2017 .
  6. http://www.diearchitekten.org/main-menue/newsroom/detail/architekturpreis-rheinland-pfalz/?cHash=37e2974ef004078e27693ec878c8a94b&L=0