Steinebach / victory

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Coat of arms of the local community of Steinebach / Sieg
Steinebach / victory
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Coordinates: 50 ° 44 '  N , 7 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Betzdorf-Gebhardshain
Height : 350 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.55 km 2
Residents: 1211 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 266 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57520
Area code : 02747
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 107
Community structure: 3 districts
Association administration address: Hellerstraße 2
57518 Betzdorf
Website :
Local Mayor : Hans-Joachim Greb
Location of the municipality of Steinebach / Sieg in the Altenkirchen district (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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Gebhardshain-Steinebach station

Steinebach / Sieg is a municipality in the Altenkirchen district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Betzdorf-Gebhardshain community .

Geographical location

The community of Steinebach / Sieg is located in a valley, while the districts of Bindweide and Biesenstück are located a little higher east of the main town.

Steinebach borders in the north on the municipality of Elben , in the east on Dickendorf , in the southeast on Rosenheim , in the south on Malberg , in the southwest on Kundert ( Westerwaldkreis ) and in the west and northwest on the municipality Gebhardshain .


Steinebach was first mentioned in 1292 in a Marienstatter document as "Steynebach". Later names are "Steyntenbach" (1409), "Stentenbach" (1471) and "Steynbach" (1480). Steinebach belonged to the parish Gebhardshain and the Saynischen office Freusburg.

Mining in Steinebach has been documented since 1745.

The community received the suffix "/ Sieg" on March 1, 1987.

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 159
1835 189
1871 347
1905 652
1939 869
1950 972
year Residents
1961 1,050
1970 1,217
1987 1,279
1997 1,300
2005 1,241
2019 1,211


Municipal council

The municipal council in Steinebach / Sieg consists of 16 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice WGS WGD WGSch WGW total
2019 6th 4th 6th - 16 seats
2014 8th 4th - 4th 16 seats
2009 7th 5 - 4th 16 seats
  • WGS = Voter Group Steinebach e. V.
  • WGD = voter group Diedershagen
  • WGSch = Schneider-Solbach voter group (emerged from the Solbach-Weib voter group)
  • WGW = electoral group Solbach-Weib


The local mayor of Steinebach is Hans-Joachim Greb. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 69.75% of the vote.

coat of arms

Coat of arms of Steinebach / Sieg
Blazon : “Shield split by a curved golden tip, inside a gold-grooved black archway (tunnel entrance) growing out of the edge of the shield, the diagonally crossed black hammer and mallet enclosing a golden ear of wheat in front, a silver ' frog lamp ' with a goldenone in redFlame."

Culture and sights


Regular events

Every year at the beginning of May / end of April the Zusselfest takes place in Steinebach, which is known far beyond the region . Furthermore, a slaughter festival for the local volunteer fire brigade will be celebrated in October . A mineral exchange also takes place annually.

Club life

  • Volunteer fire brigade with the oldest youth fire brigade in the Altenkirchen district.
  • Kyffhäuser Kameradschaft, founded in 1879 and thus the oldest local association.
  • Musikverein Steinebach eV, founded in 1963.
  • Kirmesgesellschaft Steinebach / Sieg eV, founded in 1989

See also

Economy and Infrastructure

On the southern outskirts of Steinebach there is an industrial park, which was developed in the 1980s. Since then, some small and medium-sized companies have settled here. An expansion of the Steinebach industrial park is being planned due to the utilization of the existing space. The station Gebhardshain-Steinebach was on the railway line Scheuerfeld-Emmerzhausen . There are also commercially used areas in the Bindweide district . Among other things, the Westerwaldbahn GmbH is located here.


  • Konrad Fuchs: History of the Gebhardshain Association. 1815-1970. Mainz 1982, ISBN 3-87439-082-9 .

Web links

Commons : Steinebach / Sieg  - 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. Official municipality directory 2006 ( Memento from December 22, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) (= State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 393 ). Bad Ems March 2006, p. 205 (PDF; 2.6 MB). Info: An up-to-date directory ( 2016 ) is available, but in the section "Territorial changes - Territorial administrative reform" it does not give any population figures.  
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Steinebach. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  5. The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal Council Election 2014 Steinebach. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal council election 2009 Steinebach. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .
  7. ^ AK-Kurier: Schneider-Solbach voter group is formed in Steinebach. April 10, 2019, accessed November 15, 2019 .
  8. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Betzdorf-Gebhardshain, Verbandsgemeinde, 16th line of results. Retrieved November 15, 2019 .