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Coordinates: 50 ° 37 '  N , 7 ° 29'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 190 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.31 km 2
Residents: 293 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 127 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57632
Area code : 02685
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 089
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Website :
Local Mayor : Alois Weissenfels
Location of the local community Peterslahr in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Friesenhagen Harbach (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Niederfischbach Mudersbach Brachbach Kirchen (Sieg) Herdorf Daaden Emmerzhausen Mauden Derschen Nisterberg Friedewald (Westerwald) Weitefeld Niederdreisbach Schutzbach Grünebach Alsdorf (Westerwald) Betzdorf Scheuerfeld Wallmenroth Willroth Krunkel Horhausen (Westerwald) Pleckhausen Güllesheim Obersteinebach Niedersteinebach Bürdenbach Eulenberg (Westerwald) Peterslahr Rott (Westerwald) Burglahr Oberlahr Eichen (Westerwald) Seifen (Westerwald) Seelbach (Westerwald) Flammersfeld Kescheid Reiferscheid Berzhausen Obernau (Westerwald) Walterschen Schürdt Orfgen Ziegenhain (Westerwald) Giershausen Katzwinkel (Sieg) Birken-Honigsessen Wissen (Stadt) Hövels Mittelhof Nauroth Elkenroth Rosenheim (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Kausen Dickendorf Malberg (Westerwald) Steinebach/Sieg Fensdorf Gebhardshain Elben (Westerwald) Steineroth Molzhain Selbach (Sieg) Forst (bei Wissen, Sieg) Bitzen Etzbach Roth (Landkreis Altenkirchen) Bruchertseifen Fürthen Hamm (Sieg) Seelbach bei Hamm (Sieg) Breitscheidt Pracht Birkenbeul Niederirsen Kircheib Hirz-Maulsbach Fiersbach Mehren (Westerwald) Rettersen Ersfeld Hasselbach (Westerwald) Forstmehren Kraam Werkhausen Oberirsen Weyerbusch Hemmelzen Neitersen Birnbach Ölsen Schöneberg (Westerwald) Stürzelbach Fluterschen Oberwambach Berod bei Hachenburg Gieleroth Almersbach Altenkirchen (Westerwald) Michelbach (Westerwald) Ingelbach Sörth Mammelzen Eichelhardt Idelberg Isert Helmeroth Racksen Volkerzen Hilgenroth Obererbach (Westerwald) Bachenberg Busenhausen Heupelzen Wölmersen Kettenhausen Helmenzen Nordrhein-Westfalen Landkreis Neuwied Westerwaldkreis Landkreis Neuwiedmap
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Peterslahr is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .

Geographical location

Peterslahr is located on the Wied in the Lahrer Herrlichkeit , about five kilometers southwest of Flammersfeld on the state road 267 leading through the Wiedtal. The highest point is the Menzenberg ( 293  m above sea  level ).

Peterslahr, aerial photo (2015)


The place was first mentioned in a document in 1314 in the “Sayner Partition Treaty”. Earlier names were "Laere" and "Nydernlahre". Due to a St. Peter relic in the local church, the name "Peterslahr" became established, and it is documented that it first appeared in church books in 1556.

At the end of the Middle Ages, Peterslahr belonged to the Horhausen rule in the Isenburg county until 1664 . After their extinction, the place fell back to Kurtrier as a settled fiefdom . In 1803 Peterslahr came to the Principality of Nassau-Weilburg , in 1806 to the Duchy of Nassau and in 1815 to Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, Peterslahr was assigned to the Flammersfeld mayor in the newly established Altenkirchen district , which from 1822 belonged to the Rhine Province .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 125
1835 175
1871 185
1905 221
1939 244
year Residents
1950 274
1961 248
1970 291
1987 286
2005 294


Municipal council

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


Alois Weißenfels became the local mayor of Peterslahr in 1999. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 82.67%.

Culture and sights

"Petersborn": fountain from 1556, renewed in 2001
St. Petrus Church in Peterslahr
Catholic parish church of St. Peter was built in 1900/01.

The village church of St. Petrus is a protected architectural monument. It was first mentioned in a document in 1326, the baptistery and the lower part of the tower are still preserved from the original church. The ship and choir were rebuilt in their old form in 1900 after being demolished.

The "Petersborn" is a fountain from 1556, which was re-framed in 2001. It is located at the only crossroads in the village on the Wiedtalstraße to Eulenberg .


Web links

Commons : Peterslahr  - 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. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2019 Peterslahr. Retrieved January 6, 2020 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 49th line of results. Retrieved January 6, 2020 .
  5. ^ Peterslahr: Raiffeisenstrasse. Retrieved November 20, 2017 .