Lahr (Hunsrück)

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Lahr (Hunsrück)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 8 '  N , 7 ° 22'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Kastellaun
Height : 345 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.6 km 2
Residents: 167 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 46 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56288
Area code : 02672
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 502
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 1
56288 Kastellaun
Website :
Local Mayor : Jürgen Olbermann
Location of the local community Lahr in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
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Lahr is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It has been a member of the Kastellaun community since July 1, 2014 .


Lahr is located on a high plateau in the northern Hunsrück between the Lützbachtal to the east and the Dünnbachtal to the west . The Lahrer Mühle residential area also belongs to Lahr.

Neighboring communities


A court belonging to the Counts of Sponheim probably came from the possession of the Palatine , which they lent along with other goods to Johann von Schonenburg in 1413 and, after his death, from 1427 to Cuno von Pyrmont , who was related to him by marriage. A son of Konrad von Petershausen (1413) and Hanns von Lare (1472) are known as tenants (Konrad von Petershausen was a lay judge of the Beltheim court from the Petershäuserhof ). After the male line of Pyrmont became extinct, the estate fell back to Count Palatine Christoph Margrave of Baden and Count of Sponheim, who kept half of it and his Chancellor Dr. Hieronymus Veust enfeoffed.

Lahr belonged to the triple high court of Beltheim , which was shared by Kurtrier , Pfalz-Zweibrücken (heirs of the County of Sponheim ) and the rule of Metternich-Winneburg -Beilstein (heirs to the Lords of Braunshorn ). At times Lahr was the seat of the Beilsteiner Vogtes (Vogtei Lahr). Since he was also responsible for Winneburg-Beilsteiner subjects residing outside of the triordian area, there were occasional legal entanglements.

In 1773 Lahr was part of the Baldeneck office. By the partition contract of 1780 Lahr fell together with Beltheim and other places to Kurtrier . In 1790 the Counts of Hildesheim are listed as landowners.

A chapel was built in 1784 in honor of St. Oranna , presumably in place of an older chapel. The parish belonged to the parish of Lütz in the Kaimt-Zell regional chapter and in the archdeaconate of Karden .

From 1794 Lahr was under French rule, in 1815 the place was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Since 1946 it has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Until June 30, 2014 the community belonged to the Treis-Karden community in the Cochem-Zell district , then it moved to the Kastellaun community in the Rhein-Hunsrück district .


Municipal council

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


Jürgen Olbermann is the local mayor. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, no candidate ran, and the local council had initially not found a candidate. At the second meeting of the committee on August 20, 2019, Jürgen Olbermann was proposed and elected.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Lahr
Blazon : "Under a silver shield head, inside a continuous red cross, in red at the bottom right a silver plow, at the top left a golden cross stick diagonally right, covered with a golden ear"
Crest Reason: The Kurtrierische cross symbolizes the centuries-long affiliation with the Electorate of Trier . The plow indicates the origin of the place through agriculture in the early Middle Ages. Cross staff and ear are the attributes of the church patron saint, St. Oranna , who is called to help with earache. According to tradition, she has been venerated in the village since the chapel was built in 1784.


The Hunsrück-Moselle cycle path runs past the outskirts through the Luhnhof forest. It is 30 kilometers long and connects the town of Kastellaun in the Hunsrück with Treis-Karden on the Moselle.

There are well-marked hiking trails in the Lahr area.

Clubs and groups

There is the volunteer fire brigade , the village community association, the chess club, the Petershausen church choir, the bowling club, the group: “Shaping old age together”, the women's community and the youth room.


  • Joseph Hesser (born September 29, 1867 in Lahr, † June 15, 1920 in Taikiachwang, Republic of China), Catholic missionary to China and author


The closest shipping pier for Lahr is in Treis-Karden, OT Treis. Shipping lines Treis - Cochem - Beilstein - Bullay - Zell and Treis - Koblenz.


Oranna chapel and parish hall in the center of the village
  • Oranna Chapel: The Oranna Chapel in the center of the village was built in 1784 in honor of St. Oranna , presumably in place of an older chapel. The wooden altar from the Middle Ages, probably from Alt-Engelport , as well as the many wooden and sandstone figures are particularly worth seeing .
  • Exhibition room: Here old tools and equipment are shown.
  • Bleaching fountain: In earlier times the housewives washed the laundry in this place. The various items of laundry were then spread out on the nearby meadow for bleaching.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Lahr


The children attend the primary school in Lieg. Secondary schools are located in Treis-Karden , Kastellaun , Münstermaifeld and Cochem .


  • Norbert J. Pies: Joseph M. Hesser SVD - Steyler China missionary in southern Chantung (China), author of the first Chinese grammar and theological books in the Chinese language. In: Hunsrücker Heimatblätter 142 vol. (2010).
  • Paul B. Steffen : Two Lahr China missionaries. Father Josef Hesser and Father Alois Hesser . In: Yearbook for the Cochem-Zell district 2011, 194–197.
  • Paul B. Steffen: Father Alois Hesser (1881-1960) - the second China missionary from Lahr . in: Hunsrücker Heimatblätter. - 51 (2011), 145, 275-279.
  • P. Steffen: HESSER, Alois SVD : China missionary (1881-1962) . In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) Vol. 33 (2012) Sp. 674–678.
  • P. Steffen: HESSER, Joseph SVD : China missionary (1867-1920) . In: BBKL 33 (2012) Sp. 678-681.
  • Johannes Mötsch : Regest of the archive of the Counts of Sponheim 1065-1437, part 1-5. State Archives Administration Rhineland-Palatinate, 1987–1991.
  • Norbert J. Pies: From the story of Lahr (Hunsrück). Volume 1: The Oranna Chapel, wayside crosses and wayside shrine. Erftstadt-Lechenich 2014. ISBN 978-3-927049-47-5 .
  • Franz Josef Wolf: From the story of Lahr (Hunsrück). Volume 2: The Lahr Mill. Erftstadt-Lechenich 2014. ISBN 978-3-927049-48-2 .
  • Franz Josef Wolf: From the story of Lahr (Hunsrück). Volume 3: Lahr document book 1799-1918. Erftstadt-Lechenich 2014. ISBN 978-3-927049-49-9 .
  • Franz Josef Wolf: From the story of Lahr (Hunsrück). Volume 4: City Council Minutes 1846-1942. Erftstadt-Lechenich 2016. ISBN 978-3-927049-59-8 .
  • Norbert J. Pies: From the story of Lahr (Hunsrück). Volume 5: The appraisal register from 1786. Erftstadt-Lechenich 2016. ISBN 978-3-927049-60-4

Web links

Commons : Lahr  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 37 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. Norbert J. Pies: Compulsory tax for citizens of Lütz in the 17th century. In: Yearbook 2011 for the Cochem-Zell district, pp. 198–200.
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: City Council Election 2019 Lahr. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kastellaun, Verbandsgemeinde, 37th line of results. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  6. ^ Official Journal Kastellaun: From the meeting of the Lahr local council on August 20, 2019. Edition 36/2019. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  7. Norbert J. Pies: An art-historical treasure in Lahr (Hunsrück): The oldest statue of the Oranna. In: Hunsrücker Heimatblätter 149 vol. 52, August 2012, pp. 537-544.
  8. Renovation files of the Zell altar builder and restorer Niespohr in the Episcopal Vicariate General Trier