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Coat of arms of the local community Laurenburg
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Coordinates: 50 ° 20 '  N , 7 ° 55'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Diez
Height : 100 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.16 km 2
Residents: 309 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 143 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56379
Area code : 06439
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 077
Association administration address: Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
65582 Diez
Website :
Local Mayor : Ralf Würges
Location of the local community Laurenburg in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Laurenburg is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It is located in the Lahn valley and belongs to the Diez community .


The castle Laurenburg is first mentioned in 1093. Its builder was probably Count Dudo (* around 1060, † around 1123), who is listed in the deed of foundation of Laach Abbey as Comes de Lurenburch in fifth place and was the progenitor of the Counts of Nassau . With his wife Anastasia von Arnstein, Dudo had sons Arnold and Ruprecht . Dudo received the area around Nassau as a fief from the diocese of Worms , where he and his sons built a new castle from 1124, after which their descendants called themselves Counts of Nassau from 1159. The castle was destroyed in the Thirty Years War and has been in ruins ever since.

Afterwards, Nassau castle men officiated at Laurenburg , who continued to call themselves "von Laurenburg". Among them, the “Loener von Laurenburg” and the “Bucher von Laurenburg” are known. Laurenburg Castle was built below the castle in 1800 . Temporarily occupied by the French in 1795, from 1806 Laurenburg was part of the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Viticulture is first mentioned in a document in 1445 with a vineyard at the pigeon house of Count Philip the Elder of Katzenelnbogen under the castle.

The population developed in the 19th and 20th centuries as follows: 1843: 190 inhabitants, 1927: 411 inhabitants, 1964: 389 inhabitants.


Laurenburg is assigned to the Roman Catholic parish St. Bonifatius in Holzappel and belongs with it to the pastoral area Diez , which in turn is incorporated into the Limburg district in the Limburg diocese .

On the Protestant side, the place is parish Holzappel in the deanery Diez the provost South Nassau in the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau (EKHN) belong.


Municipal council

The municipal council in Laurenburg 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 of Laurenburg is Ralf Würges. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected with a share of 70.44% of the vote and is the successor to Ulrich Kuhmann, who did not run again.

coat of arms

Laurenburg coat of arms
Blazon : "A black hammer and mallet with red handles crossed diagonally in gold, covered with a black miner's lamp."
Foundation of the coat of arms: The community seals since 1816 show a miner with the pit light in his right hand and the hammer in his left. The proposed coat of arms takes the attributes of mining from the seal and complements them with the associated mallet. Like the picture on the seal, it points to the mining operations at Laurenburg. The place owes its origin and name to the old castle of the 11th century, which served the Nassau counts as ancestral seat before they built Nassau Castle around 1100. Since 1643 it belonged to the county of Holzappel. Referred to by the court to Holzappel, he did not have his own seal before the 19th century.


Laurenburg station, opened in 1862. Architect: Heinrich Velde

Laurenburg has a train station on the Lahntalbahn , where the trains of the RB 23 ( Lahn-Eifel-Bahn ) run every hour according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle . Due to the location of Laurenburg in the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis , the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel (VRM) applies .

See also

Web links

Commons : Laurenburg  - 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. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, 19th line of results. Retrieved November 9, 2019 .
  4. ^ Karl Ernst Demandt and Otto Renkhoff : Hessisches Ortswappenbuch C. A. Starke Verlag, Glücksburg / Ostsee 1956, p. 215.