Leimbach (near Adenau)

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Leimbach (near Adenau)
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Coordinates: 50 ° 24 '  N , 6 ° 56'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 270 m above sea level NHN
Area : 15.65 km 2
Residents: 461 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 29 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53518
Area code : 02691
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 044
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website : www.leimbach-eifel.de
Local Mayor : Alfred Schmitz
Location of the local community Leimbach in the Ahrweiler district
Remagen Grafschaft (Rheinland) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sinzig Bad Breisig Brohl-Lützing Gönnersdorf (bei Bad Breisig) Waldorf (Rheinland-Pfalz) Burgbrohl Wassenach Glees Niederzissen Wehr (Eifel) Galenberg Oberzissen Brenk Königsfeld (Eifel) Schalkenbach Dedenbach Niederdürenbach Oberdürenbach Weibern (Eifel) Kempenich Hohenleimbach Spessart (Brohltal) Heckenbach Kesseling Kalenborn (bei Altenahr) Berg (bei Ahrweiler) Kirchsahr Lind (bei Altenahr) Rech Dernau Mayschoß Altenahr Ahrbrück Hönningen Kaltenborn Adenau Herschbroich Meuspath Leimbach (bei Adenau) Dümpelfeld Nürburg (Gemeinde) Müllenbach (bei Adenau) Quiddelbach Hümmel Ohlenhard Wershofen Aremberg Wiesemscheid Kottenborn Wimbach Honerath Bauler (Landkreis Ahrweiler) Senscheid Pomster Dankerath Trierscheid Barweiler Reifferscheid Sierscheid Harscheid (bei Adenau) Dorsel Hoffeld (Eifel) Wirft Rodder Müsch Eichenbach Antweiler Fuchshofen Winnerath Insul Schuld (Ahr) Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
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Leimbach is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .


Leimbach is located in the conservation area Rhein-Ahr-Eifel . The community is divided into the districts of Leimbach, which is located in the valley of the Adenauer Bach , and Gilgenbach with the hamlet of Adorferhof. The Birnbachsmühle and Waldsiedlung residential areas also belong to the Leimbach district .

Neighboring communities are Dümpelfeld in the north, Kaltenborn in the east, Adenau in the south and Reifferscheid in the west.

The highest mountain in the Leimbacher municipality is the Hohe Warte , an elongated ridge that, at 628 meters above sea level, is one of the higher elevations in the Hocheifel.


The place was first mentioned in a document on May 25, 1163 in a letter from Konrad von Gilgenbach . After it belonged to the county of Nürburg until 1290 , today's municipality went to the Electoral Cologne Office of Nürburg .

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leimbach was connected to the water supply network, and electrification took place in the 1920s. In the Second World War also Leimbach was bombed. The former Leimbacher mill was destroyed on October 8, 1944; heavy bomb damage also occurred on October 22 and 29, 1944.

On November 7, 1970, the previously independent community of Gilgenbach with 163 inhabitants was incorporated into Leimbach. In 1972 water pipes were laid in the districts of Gilgenbach and Adorferhof . The city ​​council in 1975 prevented the planned incorporation into Adenau .

The renovation of the village square, which began in 1989, was completed in 1990. In a second construction phase, the canal construction work was completed there by 1994. In December 1992 construction began on the Leimbach Community Center, which was inaugurated in May 1994. In 2002 the connection of the entire municipality to the sewage network was completed.

In January 2004 the district Leimbach had 344 and Gilgenbach together with Adorferhof 217 inhabitants.

Origin of name

The name "Leimbach" means something like "muddy water", since "Leim" is to be translated as "clay" in Old and Middle High German. The ending "Bach" is said to be of Franconian origin. Therefore Leimbach could have been founded in the Franconian times .

Population development

The development of the population of Leimbach in relation to today's municipal area; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 365
1835 434
1871 334
1905 334
1939 387
1950 397
year Residents
1961 445
1970 414
1987 481
1997 551
2005 559
2019 461


Municipal council

The municipal council in Leimbach 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. In the previous election period from 2009 to 2014, the council had twelve council members.


Alfred Schmitz is the local mayor of Leimbach. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 90.20% of the votes.


Leimbach is crossed by the federal highway 257 , which connects the place with Adenau in the south and Dümpelfeld in the north. The Leimbach stop was on the Ahr Valley Railway , which now only leads to Ahrbrück .

See also

Web links

Commons : Leimbach  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. a b State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, municipalities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 6 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 184 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, 18th line of results. Retrieved August 8, 2020 .