Horbach (Westerwald)

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Coat of arms of the local community Horbach
Horbach (Westerwald)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Horbach highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 22 '  N , 7 ° 51'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Westerwaldkreis
Association municipality : Montabaur
Height : 305 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.93 km 2
Residents: 658 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 167 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56412
Area code : 06439
License plate : WW
Community key : 07 1 43 034
Association administration address: Konrad-Adenauer-Platz 8
56410 Montabaur
Website : www.vg-montabaur.de
Local Mayor : Christoph Büttner
Location of the local community Horbach in the Westerwaldkreis

Horbach is a municipality in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Montabaur community .

Geographical location

The community is located in the Westerwald south of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park in the so-called Buchfinkenland .


Horbach was first mentioned in a document in 1486.


Municipal council

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


Christoph Büttner became the local mayor of Horbach in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of 78.49% of the votes.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Horbach
Blazon : "In red a silver sloping bar, above a soaring, golden chaffinch with an outstretched right wing, below a heraldic lily "
Justification of the coat of arms: The location of Horbach in the so-called Buchfinkenlandchen is represented by the chaffinch . The sloping wave symbolizes one of the source tributaries of the Daubach, which rises in Horbach. The heraldic lily , which the swamp lily served as a model, refers to the defining word of the place name: horo = swamp. The colors red and silver are the colors of the Electorate of Trier coat of arms.


Horbach was first mentioned in a document around 1477. The place was part of the parish of Kirchähr with later seat in Gackenbach . The oldest survey from 1563 indicates 18 fire places in the place. In 1589, twelve families are recorded, with 176 inhabitants in 1786 and 246 in 1810.

The districts of the two desert areas of Nentzingen and Wilchenhausen have merged into the Horbach district. Nentzingen is located around 1200 meters north-north-west of Hübingen and 700 meters south-south-west of Horbach. The place, first mentioned in 1383, is given in 1563 with a size of two hearths. Presumably the village was abandoned during the Thirty Years War . Wilchenhausen was around 400 meters northwest of Horbach. It was first mentioned in 1408. In 1489 it was mentioned as having recently fallen.

Culture and sights

See list of cultural monuments in Horbach (Westerwald)


The next motorway junction is Montabaur on the A3 Cologne - Frankfurt , about nine kilometers away.


Web links

Commons : Horbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. ^ Annual review 2009. Christoph Büttner - New local mayor of Horbach. Verbandsgemeinde Montabaur, 2010, accessed on June 21, 2020 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Montabaur, Verbandsgemeinde, eleventh line of results. Retrieved June 21, 2020 .