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Coat of arms of the local community Heistenbach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 23 '  N , 7 ° 59'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Diez
Height : 170 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.27 km 2
Residents: 1029 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 195 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 65558
Area code : 06432
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 053
Association administration address: Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
65582 Diez
Website : www.heistenbach.de
Local Mayor : Mirko Unkelbach
Location of the local community Heistenbach in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Heistenbach is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Diez .


Geographical location

The municipality of Heistenbach is located in the Nassau Nature Park in the foothills of the Westerwald , about 1 km northwest of Diez , 4 km west of Limburg an der Lahn and about 14 km southeast of Montabaur . The Heistenbach flows through the area of ​​the local community.


In the era of Devon before about 360 million years ago originated in sub-tropical lagoons by stromatoporoids - and coral deposits Riffkalkschichten that dry fell before 325-305 million years. The collision of two continental plates resulted in lateral mountain pressure and faults, which pushed the limestone layers into one another and z. T. raised several hundred meters. This sometimes led to the formation of marble. The lime and partly marble was mined between 1872 and around 1963 in the area of ​​the local community of Heistenbach.


Celtic barrows in the area of ​​the local community Heistenbach bear witness to an early settlement. Heistenbach itself was first mentioned in a document on March 4, 1319. From 1806 the place belonged to the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Between 1828 and 1967 Heistenbach had its own elementary school . Today the place belongs to the catchment area of ​​the schools in Diez and Altendiez .

Iron and manganese ore were mined in the area around Heistenbach until the 19th century . The dismantling stopped in 1883.

The population developed in the 19th and 20th centuries as follows: 1843: 285 inhabitants, 1927: 530 inhabitants, 1964: 766 inhabitants.


Heistenbach is assigned to the Roman Catholic parish Herz-Jesu in Diez and belongs with it to the pastoral area Diez, which in turn is incorporated into the Limburg district in the Limburg diocese .

On the Protestant side, the place is parish Diez - Altendiez St. Peter in the deanery Diez the provost South Nassau in the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau (EKHN) belong.


Municipal council

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

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD WGS total
2019 by majority vote 16 seats
2014 6th 10 16 seats
2009 6th 10 16 seats
2004 7th 9 16 seats
  • WGS = voter group Solbach e. V.


Mirko Unkelbach is the local mayor of Heistenbach. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected with a share of 55.54% of the vote and is thus the successor to Peter Solbach, who did not run again after ten years in office.


The closest motorway junction is Diez on the A3, about 7 km north of Diez. South of Diez, the B 417 runs about 1 km from the village.

Heistenbach is connected directly to Diez and Limburg an der Lahn via the number 540 of the Rhein-Mosel transport association .

The closest ICE long-distance train stations are Montabaur train station and Limburg Süd train station .

See also

Web links

Commons : Heistenbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. Rhein-Lahn-Info - Caves and cave research in the Rhein-Lahn district ( Memento from September 27, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, twelfth line of results. Retrieved November 9, 2019 .