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Coat of arms of the local community Herschbroich
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Coordinates: 50 ° 22 ′  N , 6 ° 58 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 408 m above sea level NHN
Area : 7.27 km 2
Residents: 271 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 37 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53518
Area code : 02691
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 028
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website : www.herschbroich.de
Mayoress : Monika Korden
Location of the local community of Herschbroich in the Ahrweiler district
Remagen Grafschaft (Rheinland) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sinzig Bad Breisig Brohl-Lützing Gönnersdorf (bei Bad Breisig) Waldorf (Rheinland-Pfalz) Burgbrohl Wassenach Glees Niederzissen Wehr (Eifel) Galenberg Oberzissen Brenk Königsfeld (Eifel) Schalkenbach Dedenbach Niederdürenbach Oberdürenbach Weibern (Eifel) Kempenich Hohenleimbach Spessart (Brohltal) Heckenbach Kesseling Kalenborn (bei Altenahr) Berg (bei Ahrweiler) Kirchsahr Lind (bei Altenahr) Rech Dernau Mayschoß Altenahr Ahrbrück Hönningen Kaltenborn Adenau Herschbroich Meuspath Leimbach (bei Adenau) Dümpelfeld Nürburg (Gemeinde) Müllenbach (bei Adenau) Quiddelbach Hümmel Ohlenhard Wershofen Aremberg Wiesemscheid Kottenborn Wimbach Honerath Bauler (Landkreis Ahrweiler) Senscheid Pomster Dankerath Trierscheid Barweiler Reifferscheid Sierscheid Harscheid (bei Adenau) Dorsel Hoffeld (Eifel) Wirft Rodder Müsch Eichenbach Antweiler Fuchshofen Winnerath Insul Schuld (Ahr) Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
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Herschbroich is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .

Geographical location

The community is located in the Eifel and, along with Nürburg , Breidscheid and Quiddelbach, is one of four localities that are within the Nordschleife of the Nürburgring .

The Alte Burg and Haus Brigitte residential areas also belong to Herschbroich .


Herschbroich was first mentioned in a document in 1202.

Until the end of the 18th century, Herschbroich belonged to the electoral office of Nürburg and the Adenau mayor . Under the French administration, Herschbroich belonged to the canton of Adenau in the Rhine-Mosel department . As a result of the resolutions passed at the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the left bank of the Rhine , including Herschbroich, was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia . After the administrative structure newly created by Prussia, Herschbroich belonged to the mayor's office of Adenau in the district of Adenau from 1816 , which was assigned to the administrative district of Koblenz in the Rhine province (1822). Herschbroich has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 .

Since records began at the beginning of the 19th century, the population has fluctuated little and is now only slightly higher than about 200 years ago.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 260
1835 285
1871 196
1905 240
1939 222
1950 228
year Residents
1961 256
1970 263
1987 290
1997 327
2005 317
2019 271


Municipal council

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


Monika Korden is the local mayor of Herschbroich. Since there was no candidate for the direct election on May 26, 2019, the upcoming election of the mayor was incumbent on the council in accordance with municipal regulations. He confirmed Korden in office on June 27, 2019.

Culture and sights

The old castle in Herschbroich, of which wall and moat remains are still preserved, is classified as a prehistoric fortification and probably served as a refuge.


The town's greatest son is Johannes Brung, best known for his participation in the 1598 expedition under the command of Jacob Cornelisz von Neck. Brung sailed as a ship's carpenter on the Dutch voyage of discovery to Mauritius . (See History of Mauritius )

Web links

Commons : Herschbroich  - 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. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 6 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The State Returning Officer for Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved August 7, 2020 .
  6. Entry on Alte Burg, Wallburg (Herschbroich) in the private database "Alle Burgen".
  7. Hubert Heuskel: land around Nürburg and Hohe Acht: 800 years Herschbroich . Herschbroich 2002, ISBN 3-9804818-6-7 .