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Coat of arms of the local community Ohlenhard
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Coordinates: 50 ° 27 '  N , 6 ° 46'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Adenau
Height : 450 m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.01 km 2
Residents: 148 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 30 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53520
Area code : 02694
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 062
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 15
53518 Adenau
Website : www.adenau.de
Local Mayor : Dirk Wassong
Location of the local community Ohlenhard in the Ahrweiler district
Remagen Grafschaft (Rheinland) Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler Sinzig Bad Breisig Brohl-Lützing Gönnersdorf (bei Bad Breisig) Waldorf (Rheinland-Pfalz) Burgbrohl Wassenach Glees Niederzissen Wehr (Eifel) Galenberg Oberzissen Brenk Königsfeld (Eifel) Schalkenbach Dedenbach Niederdürenbach Oberdürenbach Weibern (Eifel) Kempenich Hohenleimbach Spessart (Brohltal) Heckenbach Kesseling Kalenborn (bei Altenahr) Berg (bei Ahrweiler) Kirchsahr Lind (bei Altenahr) Rech Dernau Mayschoß Altenahr Ahrbrück Hönningen Kaltenborn Adenau Herschbroich Meuspath Leimbach (bei Adenau) Dümpelfeld Nürburg (Gemeinde) Müllenbach (bei Adenau) Quiddelbach Hümmel Ohlenhard Wershofen Aremberg Wiesemscheid Kottenborn Wimbach Honerath Bauler (Landkreis Ahrweiler) Senscheid Pomster Dankerath Trierscheid Barweiler Reifferscheid Sierscheid Harscheid (bei Adenau) Dorsel Hoffeld (Eifel) Wirft Rodder Müsch Eichenbach Antweiler Fuchshofen Winnerath Insul Schuld (Ahr) Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Landkreis Vulkaneifel Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
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Ohlenhard is a municipality in the Ahrweiler district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Adenau community .


The local community is located in the Ahr Mountains , immediately east of the state border with North Rhine-Westphalia . Neighboring communities are Hümmel in the north, Wershofen in the east, Eichenbach in the southeast and Blankenheim in the west.

The Johannishof residential area also belongs to Ohlenhard .


Ohlenhard was first mentioned in 1481 as "Olenhart". It was probably formed from a collection of charcoal burner huts. Until the end of the 18th century, Ohlenhard belonged to the Duchy of Arenberg .

In 1794 French revolutionary troops occupied the left bank of the Rhine . Under the French administration, Ohlenhard belonged to the canton Adenau , which was assigned to the Rhine-Moselle department . After the treaties concluded at the Congress of Vienna , the region, including Ohlenhard, became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1815 . Ohlenhard has only been independent since 1839, before the hamlets of Eichenbach , Fronhofen and Ohlenhard belonged to the municipality of Wershofen . The community Ohlenhard belonged to the mayor's office Aremberg in the district of Adenau , which was part of the administrative district of Coblenz and the Rhine province . In 1932 the Adenau district was dissolved and the Ohlenhard community was assigned to the Ahrweiler district . The municipality has belonged to the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 and to the Adenau association since 1970 .

In 1987 Ohlenhard won the gold medal in the state and federal decision of the competition Our village should be more beautiful .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 97
1835 97
1871 88
1905 107
1939 104
1950 115
year Residents
1961 108
1970 109
1987 124
1997 161
2005 149
2019 148


Municipal council

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


The following local mayors have held the office since 1919:

Term of office Surname
1919-1920 Josef Stroth
1920-1930 Hubert Ley
1930-1940 Johann Josef Brenner II
1940-1944 Matthias Hees
1945-1946 Johann Radermacher
1946-1969 Johann Fassbender
1969-1994 Hermann Wirz
1994-2014 Alwin Wirz
since 2014 Dirk Wassong

Since there was no candidate for the direct election on May 26, 2019, the upcoming election of the mayor was incumbent on the council in accordance with municipal regulations. Dirk Wassong confirmed his position on July 1, 2019.

Worth seeing

  • The Marienkapelle in Ohlenhard was built in 1910–1911.
  • The former village school, built in 1899, came into private ownership after its closure in 1966.

Web links

Commons : Ohlenhard  - 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. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2019 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 7 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. ^ The government district of Coblenz according to its location, limitation, size, population ... , Coblenz: Pauli, 1817 page 55
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ Rainer Justen: 600 years and more. History and stories of Wershofen and Ohlenhard . Wershofen 1995, pp. 379-380.
  7. Gabi Geller: Ohlenhard does not yet have a mayor - Alwin Wirz who was voted out looks back , in: Rhein-Zeitung of June 6, 2014.
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Adenau, Verbandsgemeinde, 23rd line of results. Retrieved August 9, 2020 .