Horn (Hunsrück)

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Horn (Hunsrück)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Horn highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 3 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Simmern-Rheinböllen
Height : 440 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.86 km 2
Residents: 338 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 49 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55469
Area code : 06766
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 058
Association administration address: Brühlstrasse 2
55469 Simmern / Hunsrück
Website : www.horn-hunsrueck.de
Local Mayor : Volker Härter
Location of the local community Horn in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Horn from the west

Horn is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Simmern-Rheinböllen community .


Horn is located away from major roads in the middle of the Hunsrück north of Simmern , which can be reached via the district road 39 and the state road 218. In the opposite direction, the L 218 leads to Kastellaun and the Hunsrückhöhenstraße , the federal highway 327 .


Horn is mentioned in the 12th century in connection with a noble family of the same name in a donation to the Augustinian canons of Ravengiersburg by Gertrud von Honrein . The document from 1135 and its confirmation by Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa in 1166 are viewed in the literature as forgeries of the archivist Georg Friedrich Schott , but there is a regest of this document in the monastery register from 1600 , so that it can be assumed that it actually existed.

In the vicinity of Horn there are remains of a medieval tower hill castle ( Motte ), the so-called Horner Castle . It could be the seat of this sex. In 1567 Johann von Koppenstein sold the remains of the castle to Meinhard von Schönberg , who also owned Riegenroth . In the 17th century the Koppenstein is called the old ruined castle . The district was still called Horner Burgfrieden in the 19th century .

In the 12th century Horn belonged to the immediate imperial estate together with Laubach and Bubach . In the 13th century, the place was surrounded by ramparts and moats and was therefore also known as the fortress . Horn ( Hohenrein ) is pledged to the Counts of Sponheim in 1302 and then passed to the Count Palatinate . In 1367 Horn was granted limited city rights. In 1410 the place came to the newly created Principality of Simmern and from 1673 back to Electoral Palatinate .

When the Left Bank of the Rhine was occupied by French revolutionary troops in 1794 , the town became French, and in 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna .

Since 1946 the place has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

WHERE from Horn Museum

For the great son of the town there since May 2013, the main road 11 one operated by private WO von Horn Museum , which also includes historical local cultural assets and the earlier Glanrind will inform Horse Owning the Hunsrück. The street with the parish parsonage and church, which is under monument protection, was named after Wilhelm Örtel.

WO from Horn Museum
Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 300
1835 430
1871 393
1905 329
1939 318
year Residents
1950 340
1961 318
1970 286
1987 277
2005 360


Municipal council

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


Local mayor is Volker Härter. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office with a share of 77.42% of the votes.


Hunsrückisch is the place Hoore . And the children in the area were fooled with the question: "Should he (show) the Hoorener Kii (cows) wise?", In order to then grab the child by the head with both hands over the ears and lift it up . Most of the time the children quickly saw the cows. The Horner cows grazed on the slopes around the village. So you could see them well.

Sons and daughters of the church

See also


  • Achim R. Baumgarten: Horner Chronicle. A village through the ages. Horn 1997.

Web links

Commons : Horn  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. H. Beyer : Document book on the history of the Middle Rhine territories now forming the Prussian administrative districts of Coblenz and Trier . tape  1 : From the oldest times to the year 1169 . Koblenz 1874, p. 535 f. Reg. 480 ( full text in the Google book search).
  3. H. Beyer: Document book on the history of the Middle Rhine territories now forming the Prussian administrative districts of Coblenz and Trier . tape 1 : From the oldest times to the year 1169 . Koblenz 1874, p. 703 f. Reg. 646 ( full text in Google Book Search).
  4. Monumenta Germaniae Historica . Friedrich I .: 1181-1190, Appendix II, p.  511 No. 20) ( link ).
  5. Best 4, No. 2417, fol. 42 in the state main archive Koblenz
  6. ^ WA Günther : Codex diplomaticus Rheno-Mosellanus . tape  5 : Documents of the XVI. XVII. and XVIII. Century. Koblenz 1826, p. 69 ( full text in Google Book Search).
  7. ^ W. Wagner: The Cistercian monastery Kumbd . Aloys Henn Verlag, Ratingen 1977, ISBN 3-450-34034-X  ( formally incorrect ) , p. 117 f .
  8. Best. 261 case files 114 in the main state archive Koblenz ( Link )
  9. JG Widder : Attempt of a complete geographical-historical description of the electoral prince. Palatinate on the Rhine . tape  III . Frankfurt / Leipzig 1787, pp. 486 f . ( Full text in Google Book Search).
  10. Best. BayHStA, Grafschaft Sponheim Documents 105 in the Bavarian Main State Archives in Munich
  11. Local website (archive) about the museum (accessed December 2013)
  12. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  13. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: Local council election 2019 Horn. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .
  14. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Simmern-Rheinböllen, Verbandsgemeinde, 15th line of results. Retrieved October 5, 2019 .
  15. ^ Georg Walter Diener: Hunsrück Dictionary. M. Sendet, Niederwalluf 1971, p. 115.