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Coat of arms of the local community Misselberg
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Misselberg highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 18 '  N , 7 ° 46'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Bad Ems-Nassau
Height : 260 m above sea level NHN
Area : 0.74 km 2
Residents: 82 (Dec 31, 2019)
Population density : 111 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56377
Area code : 02604
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 087
Association administration address: Am Adelsheimer Hof 1
56377 Nassau
Website : www.vgben.de
Local Mayor : Thomas Schulz
Location of the local community Misselberg in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Misselberg is a village above the Lahn and a local community in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate , which belongs to the Bad Ems-Nassau community.


Misselberg is located about 5 km southwest of Nassau about 150 meters above the deeply cut Lahn valley .


In 1361 it was first mentioned as mistletoe mountain . In 1604 the place consisted of a courtyard with only three houses. It belonged to Dienethal until 1821 . Since the late Middle Ages, Misselberg was owned by the triple authority of Nassau . The historic Mauch farm in the Dausenau district is part of the village .

The population developed as follows in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1843: 71 inhabitants, 1927: 102 inhabitants, 1964: 85 inhabitants.


Municipal council

The council in Misselberg consists of six 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 previous electoral term in 2015 there were several resignations by municipal council members without their positions being filled. Since the municipal council fell below the minimum number of members in the course of the year, there was a new election on November 8, 2015.


The local mayor of Misselberg is Thomas Schulz. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 81.63% of the vote.

coat of arms

The coat of arms, which the municipality has carried since 1992, refers on the one hand to the Missel flowers and on the other to the so-called Knautheiche .

Missel flowers

Immediately on the upper edge of Misselberg there is an occurrence of a dwarf form of wild yellow daffodils ( Narcissus pseudonarcissus ), which are called Missel flowers there. The name Bangert's flowers is also used locally , as they grow in an orchard (Bangert: tree garden). Populations of wild daffodils are extremely rare in the Federal Republic of Germany and are mainly to be found in the Eifel and in the High Fens . The local occurrence of the Missel flowers is protected as a natural monument under the name "Misselblumenwiese Misselberg" since May 3, 1994. The purpose of protection is "the preservation of the plant population of the yellow daffodil ( Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.) in their (natural) community, which is shaped by cultural history". The missel flowers are very dependent on the soil conditions in their location. Attempts to transplant missel flowers, even if only in the surrounding gardens, have regularly failed.

The Missel flowers were already known as a specialty in the 19th century. On April 24, 1887, Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, the son of Kaiser Wilhelm I and later Kaiser Friedrich III. , visited Misselberg with his daughters Sophie and Margarethe to see the blooming population of Missel flowers. In March / April it is still a tourist attraction today.


One of the thickest sessile oaks in Germany is 200 m southwest of Misselberg on the edge of the forest, in the Gewann Hinter dem Ort . The monumental oak, now protected as a natural monument, is named after a spa guest named Knauth. This she bought shortly before the First World War, along with two other spa guests of the neighboring spa town of Nassau to the tree before its precipitation as a timber to save.

The age of the oak, which is still very vital and entered in the list of distinctive and old tree specimens , is estimated to be around 350 years. At a height of about 3 m, the first, upwardly sloping strong branches branch off from the trunk and form a mighty crown with a diameter of 26 m. According to measurements in 2014, the tree veteran has a chest height of 7.25 m. Its height is 25 m.


  • Horst Schaab: The Misselblume. In: Das Heimatjahrbuch des Rhein-Lahn-Kreis, Volume XIV (1999), pp. 95–96
  • Hans Joachim Fröhlich: Paths to old trees Volume 3, Rhineland-Palatinate - Saarland . WDV-Wirtschaftsdienst, Frankfurt 1991, ISBN 3-926181-16-8 , Knautheiche page 52.

Web links

Commons : Misselberg  - 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: City Council Election 2019 Misselberg. Retrieved November 3, 2019 .
  3. ^ Result of the majority election of the Misselberg municipal council in 2015
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bad Ems-Nassau, Verbandsgemeinde, 15th line of results. Retrieved November 3, 2019 .
  5. ^ Entry in the directory of monumental oaks . Retrieved January 10, 2017
  6. "Knauteiche bei Misselberg" in the tree register at www.baumkunde.de