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Coordinates: 50 ° 39 '  N , 7 ° 37'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 280 m above sea level NHN
Area : 1.77 km 2
Residents: 230 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 130 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57614
Area code : 02681
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 109
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website :
Mayoress : Jessica Albus
Location of the local community Stürzelbach 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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Stürzelbach is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld .


In addition to the place that gives it its name, Stürzelbach also includes the districts of Mahlert and Trinnhausen, which are southeast of Landesstraße 267 between Fluterschen and Niederwambach , and Breibacherhof to the northwest of it. The district town of Altenkirchen is about 5 km to the northeast. In terms of traffic, Stürzelbach is connected to Altenkirchen and Flammersfeld via a bus service .

The main town is surrounded by the Altenkirchen state forest; Neighboring communities are Schöneberg in the northwest, Fluterschen in the north, Ratzert in the south and Breibach (district of Niederwambach), which belongs to the district of Neuwied and is located directly next to the Stürzelbach district of Breibacherhof .


Stürzelbach belonged to the county of Sayn and after its division in the 17th century to the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen . Within the county, Stürzelbach belonged to the parish Almersbach , which also represented a secular administrative unit and exercised the lower jurisdiction . In 1787, together with Mahlert, Trinnhausen and the Breibacherhof, 18 households were counted in Stürzelbach. In 1803 the county and with it Stürzelbach was assigned to the Principality of Nassau-Usingen in the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss , which became part of the Duchy of Nassau in 1806 . As a result of the resolutions passed at the Congress of Vienna (1815) and a treaty concluded between Nassau and Prussia, the two formerly Saynian counties were ceded to the Kingdom of Prussia .

Under the Prussian administration, Stürzelbach belonged to the mayor's office in Altenkirchen in the district of the same name, newly formed in 1816, in the administrative district of Koblenz , which belonged to the Rhine province from 1822 onwards.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 100
1835 180
1871 219
1905 213
1939 215
1950 244
year Residents
1961 229
1970 241
1987 243
1997 247
2005 263
2019 230


Municipal council

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


Jessica Albus became mayor of Stürzelbach on September 26, 2018. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, she was confirmed in her office for another five years with a share of 70.00% of the votes. Jessica Albus' predecessor was Dieter Kellner, who held the office for 15 years.


There are only farms in Stürzelbach on a part-time basis. Otherwise there are around 40 jobs in the craft, construction and service sectors. Most of the working people are commuters to places in the near and far.


There is a funeral fund in Stürzelbach , which was founded in 1926 for the purpose of mutual support in the event of death. Anyone within the community who has not yet reached the age of 55 can become a member of the fund.

Web links

Commons : Stürzelbach  - 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 - regional data
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Stürzelbach. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .
  4. Wolfgang Wachow: Jessica Albus new local mayor in Stürzelbach. Bürger Kurier, Rhein-Westerwald-Sieg, September 27, 2018, accessed on December 29, 2019 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 60th result line. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .