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Coordinates: 50 ° 45 '  N , 7 ° 56'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Daaden-Herdorf
Height : 296 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.16 km 2
Residents: 852 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 205 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57520
Area code : 02743
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 075
Association administration address: Bahnhofstrasse 4
57567 Daaden
Website :
Local Mayor : Udo Bender
Location of the local community Niederdreisbach in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
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Niederdreisbach is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Daaden-Herdorf .

Geographical location

The local community is located in the Daadetal at the confluence of the Dreisbach in the Daadenbach between Schutzbach in the west and Biersdorf ( Daaden ) in the southeast; Weitefeld is in the south .


The origins of the place lie in the migrations of the Celts who looked for iron ore deposits in today's Dreisbachtal . The place name is derived from the Celtic name of the stream dreisafa when it was converted into Dreisbach. It was not until the 12th and 13th centuries that the valley was permanently settled when the Dreisbachtal was drained, cleared and made arable and the first farms were built. The core settlement of Niederdreißbach , as it was written until the 18th century, was a single courtyard in a block corridor built in the late Middle Ages . A document from 1252, in which a Herbord von Dreisbach was mentioned, confirms this beginning of the settlement, which has been preserved in the old field name “Weijre Horstatt” (between the corridors “In der Bruchwies” and “In der Bitze”).

Niederdreisbach belonged to the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen and the parish of Daaden until 1806 . The county of Sayn-Altenkirchen came to Prussia by inheritance in 1791 and was awarded to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in 1803 in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . In 1806 the two Nassau princes joined the Napoleonic Rhine Confederation , so that from 1806 the region belonged to the Duchy of Nassau . A participant in the Congress of Vienna made (1815) agreements, the territory of the former saynischen counties was to the Kingdom of Prussia ceded .

Under the Prussian administration, Niederdreisbach was assigned to the Daaden mayor's office in the newly established Altenkirchen district ( Koblenz district ), which belonged to the Rhine province from 1822 onwards.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 133
1835 185
1871 245
1905 422
1939 496
1950 591
year Residents
1961 667
1970 855
1987 979
1997 993
2005 985
2019 852


Municipal council

The council in Niederdreisbach consists of twelve council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. Until 2009, the council had 16 council members.


Udo Bender is the local mayor of Niederdreisbach. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Lea Sürken was originally elected with 86.87% of the vote. Sürken did not take office for personal reasons. A repeat election was then scheduled for October 26, 2019, in which Udo Bender was elected with 75.37% of the vote. He is the successor to Stefan Strunk, who held the office for ten years.

Culture and sights

The half-timbered buildings in the town center are worth seeing. See also: List of cultural monuments in Niederdreisbach

In the competition Our village should become more beautiful , the community was awarded several medals.

Economy and Infrastructure

The iron and steel industry shaped the place for 200 years until 1965 the " Niederdreisbacher Hütte " was shut down. Today there is a concrete factory on the site of the “Niederdreisbacher Hütte”.


Niederdreisbach has a train station on the Daadetalbahn railway line , on which the trains of the Westerwaldbahn GmbH's RB97 line run every day from Betzdorf to Daaden according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle . Due to the location in the district of Altenkirchen, the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Mosel (VRM) applies .

Web links

Commons : Niederdreisbach  - 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. ^ Marianne Schubert-Thaler: Niederdreisbach (Westerwald). In: Heimatjahrbuch Kreis Altenkirchen 1982, p. 142 ff.
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Niederdreisbach. Retrieved November 12, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Daaden-Herdorf, Verbandsgemeinde, ninth line of results. Retrieved November 12, 2019 .
  6. Daniel Montanus: Lea Sürken: Withdrawal before taking office. Siegener Zeitung, June 4, 2019, accessed on November 12, 2019 .
  7. Peter Seel: Udo Bender is the new local boss in Niederdreisbach. Rhein-Zeitung, October 7, 2019, accessed on November 12, 2019 .