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Coat of arms of the local community Patersberg
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Coordinates: 50 ° 9 ′  N , 7 ° 44 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Loreley
Height : 242 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.65 km 2
Residents: 374 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 141 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56348
Area code : 06771
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 109
Association administration address: Dolkstrasse 3
56346 St. Goarshausen
Website :
Local Mayor : Andreas Gross
Location of the local community Patersberg in the Rhein-Lahn district
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View of Patersberg above a side valley of the Rhine valley.

Patersberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde Loreley , which has its administrative headquarters in St. Goarshausen . Patersberg is a state-approved resort .


The place is located above the Rhine valley east of Sankt Goarshausen on an elongated ridge, closely bounded by the valleys of the Forstbach and the Hasenbach. With its views of the Loreley and the castles of Katz , Maus and Rheinfels ("Dreiburgenblick"), the place has had world-famous motifs for two centuries in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley .

The Forstbachtal and Hasenbachtal residential areas also belong to Patersberg .


Patersberg is located on an old traffic route from the Celtic era that leads from the Rhine through the Hasenbach valley to the top. The Romans paved the old road as a road for larger transports. Patersberg was first mentioned in a document as "Padinsaberg" around 1250 in a document from Count Diether V. von Katzenelnbogen and his brother Eberhard I. von Katzenelnbogen , in which they divided the serfs in an area that also included Patersberg. With St. Goarshausen Bornich and Offenthal the place belonged to the counts of Isenburg , of which he is the daughter of Louis I. of Isenburg-Cleberg, Irmgard, as dowry in 1284 in marriage to Diether V. son contracted William I of Katzenelnbogen was introduced . The place name changed over the centuries from "Pfadsberg", "Padisberg" to Patersberg. After the Counts of Katzenelnbogen died out with Johannes' IV. Son, Count Philip I of Katzenelnbogen in 1479, Heinrich III inherited the family . the rich, Landgrave of Hesse , their property. Two big fires from 1546 and from Good Friday (March 30th) 1584 destroyed the village almost completely, with the latter the church burned down to the walls, parts of which date from different eras (12th to 14th centuries). The place, now fortified by a moat with a thick hedge and a wall on the valley side, could only be entered through the two guarded gates, Wassetor and Gloppertor, and during the turmoil of the Thirty Years War (1618 to 1648), many residents of the surrounding villages were protected from wandering, pillaging soldiers. A deep, abundant village well from 1556 donated fresh water to the residents until 1924. In the years 1632 to 1635 the plague claimed hundreds of victims in the overpopulated place. Patersberg was saved from destruction, numerous half-timbered houses from the period after 1584 are still standing today.

After the division of the Landgraviate of Hesse in 1567, Hesse-Rheinfels first came into the possession of Patersberg, after its extinction in 1583 Hesse-Marburg . After the Marburgs died out in 1604, Hessen-Kassel was given the Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen and thus Patersberg. During the Thirty Years' War the ownership changed several times between Hessen-Darmstadt and Hessen-Kassel , the latter kept this until Napoleon's invasion.

In the period from 1806 to 1813 Patersberg belonged to the French administered so-called " pays réservé ", after the Congress of Vienna the place came to the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . After the First World War , Patersberg was occupied until the French withdrew in 1929. After the Second World War , Patersberg was also in the French occupation zone and in 1946 became part of the newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate . In this it belonged to the Loreley district until 1969 and since then to the Rhein-Lahn district .


Municipal council

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


The local mayor of Patersberg is Andreas Groß. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, one applicant did not receive a sufficient majority, and no nominations were submitted for a scheduled repeat election. In this case, the municipal code provides for an election by the municipal council.

coat of arms

Patersberg coat of arms
Blazon : "In split of gold and blue shield a silver lion , between the front paws of a blue tag, is a left-turned-over , silver faucet."

See also

Web links

Commons : Patersberg  - 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 - regional data
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 45 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  4. ( Page no longer available , search in web archives: Ortschronik on )@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Patersberg. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Loreley, Verbandsgemeinde, 14th line of results. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .
  7. Information from the Loreley community - official announcements: Official announcement by the election officer for the election of the local mayor of the local community of Patersberg. Edition 31/2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, July 26, 2019, accessed on November 2, 2019 .
  8. ^ Verbandsgemeinde Loreley: local mayor and councilor Patersberg. Retrieved November 2, 2019 .