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Coat of arms of the municipality of Niederwallmenach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 10 ′  N , 7 ° 49 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Nasta
Height : 332 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.86 km 2
Residents: 434 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 63 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56357
Area code : 06772
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 097
Association administration address: Bahnhofstrasse 1
56355 Nastätten
Website :
Mayoress : Peggy Beyer
Location of the community Niederwallmenach in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Niederwallmenach is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the association of Nastaetten .


Niederwallmenach is located in the Taunus (western Hintertaunus ) a few kilometers from the Loreley . The Altkautenmühle and Neukautenmühle residential areas also belong to the community .

Neighboring communities are Bogel , Bornich , Lautert , Oberwallmenach , Reitzenhain and Rettershain .


Niederwallmenach was first mentioned in a document in 1138. The name Walmelach can be found in old documents . Perhaps this name comes from Valiniacum and means estate of Valinius. From this one can infer that there was once a Roman settlement here. The oldest surviving document is on October 21, 1138 under the reign of King Konrad III. issued by Hohenstaufen. This document also mentions the tithe of Walmelach, which was given to the St. Goar monastery .

The place Niederwallmenach belonged to the "Einrich-Gau". The Gau roughly covered the area between the Rhine, Lahn , Aar and Wisper . The chronicle reports:

This Gau was under the Count of Arnstein (1048). The last Arnsteiner Ludwig III. became a monk in 1139 and transformed his eponymous castle in the Dörsbachtal an der Lahn into an Arnstein monastery . He died in 1185, and the lords of Isenburg now came into the possession of Niederwallmenach .

In 1414, Philipp von Isenburg-Grenzau sold his villages Niederwallmenach and Reitzenhain for 1100 guilders to Count Philipp von Nassau-Saarbrücken . The latter sold them to Count Johann III in 1416 for 1200 guilders . from Katzenelnbogen.

Niederwallmenach thus belonged to the Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen , to the Reichenberg office and formed the Niederwallmenach court with Reitzenhain , the Schwall court near Nastatten, the Heppenheft castle, later Heppenhof. When the last Count von Katzenelnbogen Philipp died in 1479 , his land fell to the husband of his daughter Anna, Landgrave Heinrich III. of Hessen . This came to Hesse and belonged to it until 1806. From 1806 to 1813 the Lower County was under French administration. Through the Wars of Liberation France lost the German lands again.

The Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen returned to Hessen-Kassel in 1813. Niederwallmenach came to Prussia in 1815 and Nassau in 1816 , so it ultimately became Nassau. In the so-called German War (1866), the Duchy of Nassau was again taken over by Prussia. The Duchy of Nassau was no longer an independent state and the “Nassau Lion” ruled over the village of Niederwallmenach for only 50 years. In the Kingdom of Prussia, the place belonged to the province of Hessen-Nassau . After the First World War , Niederwallmenach was in the French zone; the French did not leave until 1929. The place was captured by US troops on March 27, 1945.

After the Second World War the place was in the French occupation zone . Niederwallmenach became part of the newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1946 .

In 1969 the place became part of the Rhein-Lahn district. In 1972 Niederwallmenach became part of the association community Nastätten.


Municipal council

The council in Niederwallmenach consists of eight council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the volunteer local mayor as chairman.


The local mayor of Niederwallmenach is Peggy Beyer. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was re-elected with 79.20% of the vote.

Partner municipality

Niederwallmenach and the surrounding area

See also

Web links

Commons : Niederwallmenach  - Collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, 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. 44 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Niederwallmenach. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .
  4. ^ The State Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Nastätten, Verbandsgemeinde, 20th line of results. Retrieved November 6, 2019 .