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Coat of arms of the local parish of Nievern
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Coordinates: 50 ° 20 '  N , 7 ° 41'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Bad Ems-Nassau
Height : 90 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.28 km 2
Residents: 976 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 228 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56132
Area code : 02603
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 098
Association administration address: Bleichstrasse 1
56130 Bad Ems
Website :
Local Mayor : Lutz fence
Location of the local community Nievern in the Rhein-Lahn district
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The Nievern waterfront
The Catholic Church of
St. Catherine
Panorama of Nievern

Nievern is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Bad Ems-Nassau community .


The place is located on the Taunus side directly on the Lahn (at Lahn-kilometer 128), on the border between Taunus and Westerwald .


At the turn of the century, the area of ​​today's Nievern was located directly behind the Roman Limes , which crossed the Lahn a few kilometers east in Bad Ems and was secured there by two forts , which were presumably supplied via the natural transport route through the river valley.

Nievern was first mentioned in a document in 1275, but the first settlement should have taken place as early as 900 AD. The name is probably derived from "Niuferen" and referred to the establishment of a ferry connection between the two banks of the Lahn. In 1629 the Counts von der Leyen acquired the parish of Nievern, which in addition to the main town also included the neighboring settlements of Fachbach and Mialen , and lost it to the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . In 1866 the region became part of the Kingdom of Prussia .

During the Second World War there was minor bomb damage and isolated casualties in the community and the surrounding area, mainly due to accidental hits by the Allied Air Force, which attacked targets in Nassau , Lahnstein and Koblenz . Before the liberation of the community by US troops on March 25, 1945, the Lahn Bridge, built in 1928, and the railway bridge to the Nieverner Hütte, were blown up by pioneers of the German Wehrmacht . While the latter was finally destroyed, the road bridge was rebuilt a few years later.


Municipal council

The local council in Nievern consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a personalized proportional representation, and the honorary local mayor as chairman. By the 2019 election, there were 16 council members.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU total
2019 5 7th 12 seats
2014 5 11 16 seats
2009 5 11 16 seats
2004 6th 10 16 seats


Lutz Zaun (CDU) is the local mayor of Nievern. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 83.16% of the vote.

Culture and sights

One of the sights of Nievern is the Catholic Church of St. Katharina with its Romanesque tower, whose origins go back to the 12th century. Also worth mentioning is the Nieverner Hütte , an ironworks on the Fachbach island of Oberau, which formerly belonged to Nievern, it is a recognized industrial monument .

In the area there are various Roman remains ( Limes ) and castle complexes , such as the Sporkenburg above Bad Ems .

See also: List of cultural monuments in Nievern

The community life is shaped by several clubs, including the football and table tennis club SV Hertha 1910 Nievern, whose first senior team currently plays in the regional league East in the Rhineland Football Association , the Turnverein 1874 Nievern eV and the Heimat- und Verkehrsverein. The shooting club “Auf der Eich” organizes the annual fair on the banks of the Lahn. There is also the Nievern volunteer fire brigade , the Kolping family and several choral societies.

Important festivals of the year are the Kolping ball, which is traditionally the Saturday before Mardi Gras takes place two weeks after Easter oriented funfair , the parish feast of Corpus Christi and the Hertha tournament in September, also the Martinsumzug with aligned by the volunteer fire department fire.

The community also celebrates an Environment Day once a year in spring, where citizens are called upon to help clean up and beautify the public places in the village.


The community is connected to the B 260 (also called Bäderstraße Taunus) by a bridge .

Nievern has a train station on the Lahntalbahn , on which the local rail passenger transport of the Lahn-Eifel-Bahn RB 23 (Limburg-Diez-Bad Ems-Koblenz-Andernach-Mendig-Mayen Ost) of the Deutsche Bahn operates every hour according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle wrong. Due to the location of the place in the Rhein-Lahn district, the tariff of the Verkehrsverbund Rhein Mosel VRM applies

Bike trails

Lead through Nievern:


Born in Nievern is also referred to by the local name Heckeböck , probably referring to the bollards ( trestles ) of the Fachbach –Nievern ferry , which connected the two towns before the Lahn bridge was built.

Attracted by the ironworks in the lower Lahn valley, many French-speaking workers settled in Nievern and the surrounding area in the early modern period (see also Welschneudorf ), as evidenced by numerous Germanized, francophone surnames such as Duffy, Bertram, Gilles, Labonte, etc.

The future bishop Marcellus de Niveriis (approx. 1400–1462) is said to have been born here.

The Schulstrasse in Nievern was portrayed on January 16, 2014 in Hierzuland in the Rhineland-Palatinate state show on SWR television.

On October 8, 2016, Franz Lehmler was named the first honorary citizen of the municipality of Nievern after a 32-year term as mayor.

Web links

Commons : Nievern  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Wilhelm von der Nahmer: Handbuch des Rheinischen Particular-Rechts , Volume 3, Frankfurt a / M .: Sauerländer, 1832, p. 391 ( online at Google Books )
  3. G. van Ackern et al. a., Nievern. The inhabitants and their actions in their 725-year history (1997)
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Nievern. Retrieved November 3, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Bad Ems-Nassau, Verbandsgemeinde, 17th line of results. Retrieved November 3, 2019 .
  7. ^ Friedrich Felgenheier: The families in the parish of Nievern (Nievern - Fachbach - Mielle - Frücht) 1708-1874 . Cologne 2008, ISBN 3-86579-045-3 .
  8. "Hierzuland: Schulstrasse in Nievern" - Landesschau Rheinland-Pfalz, SWR TV, January 16, 2014, accessed on January 13, 2014