Obererbach (near Montabaur)

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Coat of arms of the local community Obererbach
Obererbach (near Montabaur)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Obererbach highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 27 '  N , 7 ° 58'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Westerwaldkreis
Association municipality : Wallmerod
Height : 240 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.6 km 2
Residents: 489 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 188 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56414
Area code : 06435
License plate : WW
Community key : 07 1 43 058
Association administration address:
Richtstrasse 1 56414 Wallmerod
Website : www.obererbach.eu
Local Mayor : Martin Schönfeld
Location of the local community Obererbach in the Westerwaldkreis

Obererbach is a municipality in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Wallmerod Association .

Geographical location

Obererbach is located in the south of the Westerwald low mountain range at the transition from the natural spatial main unit group Westerwald in the north and west to the natural spatial main unit Limburg Basin in the east of Hesse . It is located 9.6 km east of Montabaur , 5.7 kilometers west of Hadamar and 9.2 kilometers (as the crow flies ) northwest of Limburg an der Lahn . The Erbach flows directly to the southwest . A few kilometers away are the Nassau Nature Park in the southwest and the Taunus Nature Park in the east . The south-southeastern neighboring village is Niedererbach .


Obererbach was first mentioned in 1290 as Erlebach .

Cultural monuments

→ see list of cultural monuments in Obererbach (near Montabaur)


Municipal council

The municipal council in Obererbach consists of twelve council members, who were elected in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote, and the honorary local mayor as chairman.


Martin Schönfeld became local mayor of Obererbach on June 25, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with a share of the vote of 52.51%.

Schönfeld's predecessor Reinhard Krämer did not run again after 18 years in office.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Obererbach
Blazon : “Divided by a wavy cut diagonally (right) of red and silver. Above seven hexagonal silver basalt columns standing together at irregular heights. Below is a two-leaved red alder branch with two red fruit stands on the right. "

Economy and Infrastructure


District road 160 runs directly through the town and ends in federal road 8 in Malmeneich . The next motorway junction is Montabaur on federal motorway 3 ( Cologne - Frankfurt am Main ), about seven kilometers away. The closest ICE stop is Montabaur train station on the Cologne – Rhein / Main high-speed line .

Web links

Commons : Obererbach (near Montabaur)  - 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: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. From the constituent meeting of the municipal council on June 25, 2019. In: We about us - Wallmerod Association, Edition 27/2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, Höhr-Grenzhausen, accessed on July 6, 2020 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Wallmerod, Verbandsgemeinde, third line of results. Retrieved July 6, 2020 .
  5. ^ Susanne Willke: Local political career: After ten years already at the top of the village. Westerwälder Zeitung, September 10, 2019, accessed on July 6, 2020 .