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Coordinates: 50 ° 45 '  N , 7 ° 54'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Daaden-Herdorf
Height : 260 m above sea level NHN
Area : 1.26 km 2
Residents: 366 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 290 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57520
Area code : 02741
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 101
Association administration address: Bahnhofstrasse 4
57567 Daaden
Website :
Local Mayor : Detlef Faikus
Location of the local community Schutzbach 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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Schutzbach is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Daaden-Herdorf .


Schutzbach is located in the Daade valley on Landesstraße 280 and along a side valley of this creek, about four kilometers southeast of Betzdorf and also four kilometers southwest of Herdorf . The place has a stop of the Daadetalbahn .


Former school, now kindergarten

A Schutzbacher Hütte is mentioned as early as 1370 and thus an indication of ore mining and further processing is given.

Schutzbach belonged to the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen until 1806 . The village was divided, one part belonged to the parish Gebhardshain and the Amt Freusburg , the other part to the parish Daaden and the Amt Friedewald . The county of Sayn-Altenkirchen came to Prussia by inheritance in 1791 and was awarded to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in 1803 in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss . In 1806 the two Nassau princes joined the Napoleonic Rhine Confederation , so that from 1806 the region belonged to the Duchy of Nassau . A participant in the Congress of Vienna made (1815) agreements, the territory of the former saynischen counties was to the Kingdom of Prussia ceded .

Under the Prussian administration, Schutzbach was assigned to the Daaden mayor's office in the newly established Altenkirchen district , which belonged to the Rhine Province from 1822 onwards.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 57
1835 100
1871 141
1905 218
1939 214
year Residents
1950 217
1961 269
1970 398
1987 443
2005 444


Municipal council

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


Detlef Faikus is the local mayor of Schutzbach. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in his office with 82.93% of the votes.

Former local mayor

  • 1954–1989: Helmut Weber († April 20, 1994)


An iron works and a hammer mill existed on the Daade until around 1800. Ore was mined in several mines on the slopes surrounding the village. Some of the remains of the tunnels are still visible.

Today, smaller industrial and craft businesses still offer jobs on site.


Schutzbach is the only known German place of discovery of the mineral Euchroit so far .


In Schutzbach there is a stop of the Daadetalbahn , on which the trains of the line RB97 of the Westerwaldbahn GmbH (WEBA) run daily approx. Every hour from Betzdorf to Daaden according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle . At the Betzdorf (Sieg) train station there are connections to the Rhein-Sieg-Express (RE9) (Aachen-Düren-Cologne-Siegburg / Bonn-Au (Sieg) -Siegen), to the RB 95 (Au (Sieg) -Siegen) and to the RB96 (Hellertalbahn) (Betzdorf (Sieg) -Herdorf-Haiger-Dillenburg).


In the place are in the sports area of SV 70 Schutzbach e. V. and the chess club "Königsspringer" Schutzbach active in 1965 . The Heimatverein Schutzbach e. V. has set itself the task of "promoting and maintaining the idea of ​​home and the village community".

Cultural monuments

List of cultural monuments in Schutzbach

Web links

Commons : Schutzbach  - 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 Schutzbach. Retrieved November 12, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Daaden-Herdorf, Verbandsgemeinde, penultimate line of results. Retrieved November 12, 2019 .
  5. An honorable memory of the dead . In: Siegerländer Heimat- und Geschichtsverein e. V. (Ed.): Siegerländer Heimatkalender 1995 . 70th edition. Verlag für Heimatliteratur, p. 38 .
  6. ^ Statutes of the Heimatverein Schutzbach e. V.