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City of Lahnstein
Former coat of arms of Niederlahnstein
Coordinates: 50 ° 19 ′ 1 ″  N , 7 ° 35 ′ 59 ″  E
Height : 70 m above sea level NHN
Incorporation : 7th June 1969
Postal code : 56112
Area code : 02621
Niederlahnstein (Rhineland-Palatinate)

Location of Niederlahnstein in Rhineland-Palatinate

Niederlahnstein is a district of Lahnstein in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate .

Niederlahnstein lies on the right bank of the Rhine and on the right bank of the Lahn, at the confluence of the Lahn and the Rhine .


The place received city rights in 1322. Niederlahnstein belonged to Engersgau and in the 18th and 19th centuries to the Duchy of Nassau . Due to the Austro-Prussian war , the place became Prussian. Niederlahnstein has been part of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946. Until 1969 the place was an independent city belonging to the district. On June 7, 1969 Niederlahnstein was united with the neighboring town of Oberlahnstein to form the large district town of Lahnstein .

Population development

year Residents
1885 2,843
1890 3.114
1910 4,703
1925 5,088
1933 5,421
1939 6,812

badges and flags

Coat of arms of Niederlahnstein
Blazon : “Split of silver (white) and red; in front a continuous faceted red cross, behind a lowered silver (white) anchor; in the upper coat of arms a three-towered silver (white) wall crown. "
Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms awarded by the Prussian State Ministry in 1910 reminds with the Trier cross of the earlier membership of Kurtrier , which already existed in the early 11th century. The anchor included in the city seal (and later in the coat of arms) indicates shipping on the Lahn and Rhine . The crown of the wall symbolizes the city charter last granted in 1883 .
Flag Niederlahnstein.svg 00Hoisted flag: "The flag has red and white stripes with the coat of arms in the middle."


The Johanniskirche was built between 1130 and 1136 . It was destroyed by French revolutionary troops in 1794 and burned down completely. The church initially remained in ruins, and in 1844 one of the towers collapsed. The reconstruction took place from 1856 to 1866. In 1906 the church became a monastery church .

Education and infrastructure

In Niederlahnstein there is the Schillerschule - a primary school that was also a secondary school until 2007 - the private Johannes-Gymnasium Lahnstein and an indoor swimming pool.


The Niederlahnstein station is on the railway line between Cologne and Wiesbaden ( East Rhine Railway ) and the railway line Wetzlar-Koblenz ( Lahn Valley Railway ).

The federal road 42 runs through the village and the federal road 260 begins as a junction .

A road bridge has been connecting the two districts of Nieder- and Oberlahnstein since 1873, and the bridge, which was renewed in 1997, was named Rudi-Geil-Brücke in 2008 .



See also: List of cultural monuments in Lahnstein


sons and daughters of the town

People associated with the city

Honorary citizen

  • Fritz Michel (1877–1966), doctor and historian, awarded in 1954


Web links

Wikisource: Niederlahnstein  - Sources and full texts

Individual evidence

  1. 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. 183 (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.  
  2. ^ Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, 1885: Niederlahnstein
  3. ^ A b c d Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. goarshausen.html. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  4. ^ Municipal directory 1900: District Sankt Goarshausen
  5. Entry on Wilhelm Bruchhäuser in the Rhineland-Palatinate personal database , accessed on February 7, 2017 .
  6. 50 years ago the doctor and scientist Dr. Dr. hc Fritz Michel , accessed on July 10, 2018.