from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
coat of arms Germany map
Coat of arms of the local community Mammelzen
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Mammelzen highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 42 '  N , 7 ° 40'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 240 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.12 km 2
Residents: 1074 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 261 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57636
Area code : 02681
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 067
Community structure: 3 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website :
Local Mayor : Dieter Rütscher
Location of the local community Mammelzen in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
About this picture

Mammelzen is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


The street village of Mammelzen is located at an altitude of 236 m, about three kilometers northeast of Altenkirchen . In addition to the eponymous place, the higher-lying districts of Hüttenhofen and Reuffelbach belong to the local community . Parts of the southern district of Ziegelhütte are already in the area of ​​the city of Altenkirchen. Other neighboring towns are Eichelhardt in the north-west, Sörth in the west and Niedererbach in the north-west of Mammelzen.

Aerial photograph of Reuffelbach (2015)


Mammelzen was first mentioned before 1430 in the miracle book of the church in Hilgenroth as Mammelshausen , Hüttenhofen is mentioned in the same source in 1427 . Reuffelbach is mentioned in 1528 on the occasion of the tithing for the Count of Sayn . The name endings -hausen and -hofen suggest a settlement period around the 12th century, while settlements with the ending -bach did not appear until the 14th century.

Mammelzen and its districts belonged to the county of Sayn . After the introduction of the Reformation in the county of Sayn, the inhabitants were first Lutheran and later reformed . In 1603 Peter Müller zu Mammelzen was tenant of the Marzau mill in the parish of Höchstenbach together with Wilhelm zu Borod . After the division of the County of Sayn in the 17th century, Eichelhardt was part of the County of Sayn-Altenkirchen .

By order of the Prussian state , the three places were united in 1938.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 178
1835 279
1871 395
1905 427
1939 447
1950 566
year Residents
1961 625
1970 669
1987 749
1997 934
2005 1,080
2017 1,062


Municipal council

The council in Mammelzen consists of 16 council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. In the local elections in 2009, a personalized proportional representation took place in which two groups of voters were represented.


In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Dieter Rütscher was confirmed in his office for a further five years with 84.50% of the votes.


The place, which was originally dominated by agriculture, has developed in the last few decades into a residential and commercial area with the usual occupancy of commercial and commercial enterprises. Until 2007, four farms had survived.


List of cultural monuments in Mammelzen


  • Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59 (2016), pp. 219–237.
  • Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in plan , in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015), pp. 74-80.
  • Daniel Schneider: The history of the local community Obererbach (Westerwald). The localities Hacksen, Niedererbach, Obererbach and Koberstein from the Middle Ages to the present , 2 volumes, Obererbach 2009, ISBN 978-3-00-027494-7 (with numerous references to Mammelzen).

Web links

Commons : Mammelzen  - 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 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 8 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. ^ Daniel Schneider: The development of denominations in the county of Sayn in the ground plan, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 58 (2015), pp. 74-80.
  4. ^ Daniel Schneider: The mill trade in the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen, in: Heimat-Jahrbuch des Kreis Altenkirchen 59 (2016), pp. 221–222.
  5. a b State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Mammelzen. Retrieved December 26, 2019 .
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 36th line of results. Retrieved December 26, 2019 .