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Coat of arms of the local community Reckenroth
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Coordinates: 50 ° 14 '  N , 8 ° 1'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Aar facility
Height : 340 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.59 km 2
Residents: 211 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 59 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56370
Area code : 06120
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 113
Association administration address: Burgstrasse 1
56368 Katzenelnbogen
Website :
Mayoress : Stefanie Stockenhofen (independent)
Location of the local community Reckenroth in the Rhein-Lahn district
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View from the south over Reckenroth towards Katzenelnbogen

Reckenroth is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the municipality of Aar-Einrich . In the Nassau dialect used there, the place is called "Reckert".


Reckenroth is located in the western Hintertaunus , at an altitude of 340  m above sea level. NHN , around 30 km northwest of Wiesbaden . The place is located directly on the state border with Hesse and borders in the south and west on Laufenselden in the Rheingau-Taunus district , in the east on Michelbach also in the Rheingau-Taunus district, and in the north on Eisighofen in the Rhine-Lahn -Circle.

The Sandersmühle residential area also belongs to Reckenroth .


Reckenroth was first mentioned in a document in 1235. In the Nassau Annals of 1991 about the parish of Ackerbach the following can be read: "The archives of the Katzenelnbogen monastery in Gronau, which was founded in the first half of the 12th century at the latest, could have provided more detailed information, including the farms in Berndroth and Reckenroth and the farms Hasenberg and Rotherhof owned ". Further place names according to Nassau Annalen 1991: 1213 Reckenrode apud Nahstedten, around 1260 Rekerod, 1313 Reckerode, 1536 Reckart, 1579 Reckert, 1629 Reckenroda. In the Hessian dialect, Reckenroth is still called Reckert today. The place name is probably composed of "clearing des Recco". This is symbolically represented in the local coat of arms: a two-part shield in the colors of the Counts of Katzenelnbogenbogen (gold + red), the two lifting hooks as a symbol for clearing the Recco, the bell stands for the Lady Chapel, the lily as a symbol for the patroness Maria.

Around 1895 2 stone axes were found near the old Reckenrother spring, which are estimated to be around 7-25,000 years old.

Reckenroth belonged to the Niedergrafschaft Katzenelnbogen and was subordinate to the Hohenstein office and the Laufenselden court .

From 1806 to 1813 the area was under French administration. After the Congress of Vienna (1815), the region and with it Reckenroth were assigned to the Duchy of Nassau on the basis of an exchange contract in 1816 . As a result of the so-called German War , the Duchy of Nassau was annexed by the Kingdom of Prussia in 1866 .

Reckenroth has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate since 1946 . In 1972, as part of an administrative reform, the Verbandgemeinde Katzenelnbogen was formed , to which the local community of Reckenroth belonged until 2019 and which then became part of the Verbandsgemeinde Aar-Einrich.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 153
1835 199
1871 202
1905 199
1939 168
1950 183
year Residents
1961 183
1970 181
1987 180
1997 181
2005 222
2017 202


Municipal council

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


The local mayor of Reckenroth is Stefanie Stockenhofen (independent). In the direct election on May 26, 2019, there was no applicant. Stockenhofen was unanimously elected by the local council on June 11, 2019 and is the successor of Norbert Fuhr (non-party), who had held the office since 2012.

See also

Web links

Commons : Reckenroth  - 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 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 43 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  3. Helfrick Bernhard Wenck: Hessische Landes Geschichte: Mit Urkundenbuch , Volume 1, 1783, S. LV ( Google Books )
  4. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Aar-Einrich, Verbandsgemeinde, 28th line of results. Retrieved November 23, 2019 .
  7. Bulletin: Citizens' information on the constituent meeting of the local council on June 11, 2019. Edition 29/2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, accessed on November 23, 2019 .