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Coat of arms of the local community of Schalkenbach
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Coordinates: 50 ° 30 '  N , 7 ° 9'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Ahrweiler
Association municipality : Brohl valley
Height : 278 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.26 km 2
Residents: 810 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 79 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 53426
Area code : 02646
License plate : AW
Community key : 07 1 31 073
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Kapellenstrasse 12
56651 Niederzissen
Website :
Local Mayor : Thomas Weber
Location of the community of Schalkenbach in the district of Ahrweiler
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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Schalkenbach im Vinxtbachtal is a municipality in the district of Ahrweiler in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Brohltal community , which has its administrative headquarters in Niederzissen .


The community lies in the conservation area "Rhein-Ahr-Eifel". In addition to the main town, the districts Untervinxt, Mittelvinxt and Obervinxt as well as the residential area " Waldgut Schirmau " belong to Schalkenbach .


Schalkenbach and Vinxt belonged to that part of the Landskron lordship that the von der Leyen and Waldbott von Bassenheim families owned and left to Count Palatine Philipp Wilhelm , Duke of Jülich , against Adendorf and Eckendorf in 1664 . The two villages have belonged to the County of Neuenahr since then and were under the rule of the Electorate of the Palatinate until the end of the 18th century .

As a result of the French Revolutionary Wars , the area on the left bank of the Rhine belonged to France from 1798 to 1814 . Schalkenbach and Vinxt belonged to the Mairie Königsfeld in the canton of Wehr , which was part of the Bonn arrondissement in the Rhine-Mosel department .

After the Kingdom of Prussia was awarded the Rhineland and thus also parts of the area previously under French rule at the Congress of Vienna in 1815 , the two places came to the mayor's office in Königsfeld and the Ahrweiler district in the Koblenz administrative district in 1816 .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 379
1835 485
1871 438
1905 457
1939 397
year Residents
1950 405
1961 420
1970 486
1987 654
1997 724
year Residents
2005 846
2011 826
2017 814
2019 810

= Politics

Municipal council

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


Thomas Weber became the local mayor of Schalkenbach on August 20, 2019. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 66.28% of the vote.

Weber's predecessor Anton Harst had held the office for 20 years, but did not take office again in 2019.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

There are some protected cultural monuments in Schalkenbach and Vinxt :

Schalkenbach district
  • The Catholic Chapel of St. John the Baptist , a hall building from 1748 with an eight-sided pointed helmet;
Schalkenbach district
  • The Schirmau forest estate, an estate from the beginning of the 20th century and a half-timbered house from the 18th century; today used as a retirement home for the city of Krefeld.
  • Different crosses from the 17th and 18th centuries.
District Obervinxt
  • A courtyard with two half-timbered houses, some massive; a cast-iron grave cross from the 18th century near the courtyard.
Untervinxt district

See also: List of cultural monuments in Schalkenbach

More Attractions

Lookout tower on the Weiselstein


  • In Schalkenbach there is a traffic and beautification association that takes care of the condition of hiking trails and public facilities. The association organizes a village festival once a year.
  • The Carnival Association Schalkenbach-Vinxt, founded in autumn 2005, is responsible for the carnival activities. This includes the big carnival parade on Carnival Saturday in Schalkenbach.
  • In addition, the group of bachelors and journeymen Schalkenbach / Vinxt has existed since mid-2006. These young people manage the planning of the opening disco of the fair and also that of the May Day celebrations.
  • The Jägersberghalle is the central location for sports groups and local clubs.


The rainbow elementary school is attended by pupils from Schalkenbach, Königsfeld and Dedenbach , less often by children from Waldorf and Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler , district Ramersbach.

Web links

Commons : Schalkenbach  - 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. 9 (PDF; 3 MB).
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate: Regional data.
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections.
  5. Constituent meeting of the Schalkenbach municipal council. In: Council and Citizen Information System. Verbandsgemeindeverwaltung Brohltal, August 20, 2019, accessed on August 4, 2020 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Brohltal, Verbandsgemeinde, seventh line of results. Retrieved August 4, 2020 .
  7. Large chair back in Schalkenbach. In:, from: Olbrück Rundschau 35/2019. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, August 28, 2019, accessed on August 4, 2020 .
  8. ^ General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - Ahrweiler district. Mainz 2020, p. 63 (PDF; 5.1 MB).
  9. Map service of the landscape information system of the Rhineland-Palatinate nature conservation administration (LANIS map) ( notes ) Scale 1: 2,500