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Coordinates: 50 ° 32 '  N , 7 ° 28'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Neuwied
Association municipality : Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach
Height : 386 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.1 km 2
Residents: 952 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 187 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56581
Area code : 02634
License plate : NO
Community key : 07 1 38 036
Association administration address: Westerwaldstrasse 32–34
56579 Rengsdorf
Website : www.kurtscheid.de
Local Mayor : Ferdinand Wittlich
Location of the local community of Kurtscheid in the Neuwied district
Neuwied Buchholz (Westerwald) Asbach (Westerwald) Windhagen Neustadt (Wied) Rheinbreitbach Unkel Bruchhausen (Landkreis Neuwied) Erpel Vettelschoß Linz am Rhein Kasbach-Ohlenberg Ockenfels Sankt Katharinen (Landkreis Neuwied) Dattenberg Leubsdorf (am Rhein) Bad Hönningen Rheinbrohl Hammerstein (am Rhein) Leutesdorf Isenburg (Westerwald) Kleinmaischeid Großmaischeid Stebach Marienhausen Dierdorf Oberdreis Woldert Rodenbach bei Puderbach Ratzert Niederwambach Steimel Döttesfeld Puderbach Dürrholz Hanroth Raubach Harschbach Niederhofen Dernbach (Landkreis Neuwied) Urbach (Westerwald) Linkenbach Breitscheid (Westerwald) Waldbreitbach Roßbach (Wied) Hausen (Wied) Datzeroth Niederbreitbach Hümmerich Oberhonnefeld-Gierend Oberraden Straßenhaus Kurtscheid Bonefeld Ehlscheid Rengsdorf Melsbach Hardert Anhausen Rüscheid Thalhausen Meinborn Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Landkreis Ahrweiler Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Koblenz Marienhausen Westerwaldkreismap
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Kurtscheid is a municipality in the Neuwied district in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach .


The place is located in the Rhine-Westerwald nature park north of Ehlscheid . With its up to almost 395  m above sea level. Coherent development reaching the NHN , Kurtscheid is the highest place in the Neuwied district.


The first documentary mention took place in 1457 as Kurtschyt . The partially named year 1314 is unsecured.

During the Reformation , Kurtscheid was exactly on the border of the territories of Count zu Wied and the Elector of Cologne . In 1556 the Count zu Wied joined the Protestant faith. While the places under his rule became Protestant as a result of the Augsburg Religious Peace , the Kurtscheiders moved their eleven houses located on Wiedi territory north to the Electoral Cologne side. From then on Kurtscheid remained Catholic and for the next centuries there was a denominational border with neighboring Ehlscheid.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 338
1835 285
1871 350
1905 387
1939 441
1950 492
year Residents
1961 592
1970 799
1987 917
2005 959
2011 948
2017 946
Population development of Kurtscheid from 1815 to 2017 according to the table below


Municipal council

The municipal council consists of twelve council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

year SPD CDU GREEN FWG total
2019 - 5 1 6th 12 seats
2014 - 6th 1 5 12 seats
2009 - 9 - 7th 16 seats
2004 1 7th - 4th 12 seats
  • FWG = Free Voting Community Kurtscheid e. V.


Ferdinand Wittlich became the local mayor of Kurtscheid on July 23, 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of 95.06% of the votes. Ferdinand Wittlich's predecessor was Heinz-Dieter Wagner, who held the office for ten years.

coat of arms

Kurtscheid coat of arms
Blazon : “Split of red and silver by a curved green tip; four red diagonal bars in front; behind a continuous black bar cross; below over a golden three-mountain, partially covered by this, a six-pointed silver gear. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The sloping beams from the coat of arms of Wied and the cross of Kurköln are reminiscent of the centuries-long division of the village of Kurtscheid into a district of Wied and an Kurköln district that lasted until 1803. The Dreiberg symbolizes the location of Kurtscheid, the highest municipality in the Neuwied district, and at the same time refers to the basic word “-scheid” of the place name, as a watershed between several tributaries of the Wied . The golden color symbolizes agriculture, the green the important forest of the community. The silver cog stands for the earlier silver and iron ore mines, but also for today's industry in the municipality.


Born in Kurtscheid

  • Werner Wittlich (* 1946), Member of the Bundestag, Member of the Bundestag (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Web links

Commons : Kurtscheid  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Kurtscheid was first mentioned in 1457. (No longer available online.) Kurtscheid.de, archived from the original on February 19, 2015 ; Retrieved February 18, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / kurtscheid.de
  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 Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Rengsdorf-Waldbreitbach, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved March 10, 2020 .
  6. ^ Local community Kurtscheid: 1st meeting of the local community council of the local community Kurtscheid. July 23, 2014, accessed March 10, 2020 .