Steinsberg (Rhineland-Palatinate)

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Coat of arms of the local community of Steinsberg
Steinsberg (Rhineland-Palatinate)
Map of Germany, position of the municipality Steinsberg highlighted

Coordinates: 50 ° 19 ′  N , 7 ° 57 ′  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Diez
Height : 234 m above sea level NHN
Area : 2.9 km 2
Residents: 234 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 81 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56379
Area code : 06439
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 130
Association administration address: Louise-Seher-Strasse 1
65582 Diez
Website :
Local Mayor : Timo Reinhardt
Location of the local community of Steinsberg in the Rhein-Lahn district
Lahnstein Lahnstein Arzbach Bad Ems Becheln Dausenau Fachbach Frücht Kemmenau Miellen Nievern Braubach Dachsenhausen Filsen Kamp-Bornhofen Osterspai Burgschwalbach Flacht Hahnstätten Kaltenholzhausen Lohrheim Mudershausen Netzbach Niederneisen Oberneisen Oberneisen Schiesheim Auel Bornich Dahlheim Dörscheid Dörscheid Kaub Kestert Lierschied Lykershausen Nochern Patersberg Prath Reichenberg (Rheinland-Pfalz) Reitzenhain (Taunus) Sankt Goarshausen Sauerthal Weisel (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Weyer (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Altendiez Aull Balduinstein Birlenbach Charlottenberg Cramberg Diez Dörnberg (Lahn) Eppenrod Geilnau Gückingen Hambach (bei Diez) Heistenbach Hirschberg (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Holzappel Holzheim (Aar) Horhausen (Nassau) Isselbach Langenscheid Laurenburg Scheidt (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Steinsberg (Rheinland-Pfalz) Wasenbach Allendorf (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Berghausen (Einrich) Berndroth Biebrich (bei Katzenelnbogen) Bremberg (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Dörsdorf Ebertshausen Eisighofen Ergeshausen Gutenacker Herold (Rheinland-Pfalz) Katzenelnbogen Klingelbach Kördorf Mittelfischbach Niedertiefenbach Oberfischbach Reckenroth Rettert Roth (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Schönborn (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Attenhausen Dessighofen Dienethal Dornholzhausen (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Geisig Hömberg Lollschied Misselberg Nassau (Lahn) Obernhof Oberwies Pohl (Nassau) Pohl (Nassau) Schweighausen Seelbach (Nassau) Singhofen Sulzbach (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Weinähr Winden (Nassau) Zimmerschied Zimmerschied Berg (Taunus) Bettendorf (Taunus) Bogel Buch (Taunus) Diethardt Ehr Endlichhofen Eschbach (bei Nastätten) Gemmerich Hainau Himmighofen Holzhausen an der Haide Hunzel Kasdorf Kehlbach (Rheinland-Pfalz) Lautert Lipporn Marienfels Miehlen Nastätten Nastätten Niederbachheim Niederwallmenach Oberbachheim Obertiefenbach (Taunus) Oberwallmenach Oelsberg Rettershain Ruppertshofen (Rhein-Lahn-Kreis) Strüth Strüth Weidenbach (Taunus) Welterod Winterwerb Hessen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Westerwaldkreis Koblenz Landkreis Mayen-Koblenzmap
About this picture

Steinsberg is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . Steinsberg belongs to the community of Diez .


Steinsberg lies on the foothills of the Taunus in the western Hintertaunus and borders the Rupbachtal and the Gabelstein nature reserve . The Rupbach district belongs to Steinsberg.


Steinsberg was first mentioned on November 13, 1328. King Ludwig the Bavarian enfeoffed Johann and Reinhard von Westerburg with the free home court Habenscheid with the villages Habenscheid , Cramberg , Steinsberg, Biebrich , Wasenbach . Steinsberg belonged to the Schaumburg lordship and from 1806 was part of the Duchy of Nassau , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . Since 1946 the place has been part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Up until the second half of the 19th century, the main source of income for the Steinsberg residents was agriculture . Again and again there were violent storms (e.g. on May 25, 1831 or June 2, 1903), which resulted in the cereals cultivated in the fields being destroyed. This repeatedly led to an increase in poverty. In order to fight poverty, so-called poor funds existed, to which the affected farmers could turn with petitions.

In the second half of the 19th century there was gradually more and more abandonment of agriculture, as more and more jobs were created in the stone quarries and slate quarries in the Rupbachtal. However, there was never a complete departure from agriculture: At first, agriculture remained the main source of income for the Steinsbergers. Even today there are some farms in Steinsberg as well as the cultivation of grain in the fields. Most of the citizens work outside the village in the Diez / Limburg an der Lahn area or commute to the Rhine-Main area .

The population developed as follows in the 19th and 20th centuries: 1843: 221 inhabitants, 1927: 220 inhabitants, 1964: 219 inhabitants.


Steinberg is the Roman Catholic parish of St. Bartholomew in Balduinstein assigned and, with this for pastoral space Diez , which in turn the district Limburg in the diocese of Limburg is incorporated.

On the Protestant side, the place is parish Cramberg - Have Scheid in the deanery Diez the provost South Nassau in the Evangelical Church in Hessen and Nassau (EKHN) belong.


Town hall Steinsberg

Municipal council

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


List of Mayors of Steinsberg (partly incomplete)

  • 1726–1741: Georg Wilhelm Müller
  • 00around 1794: Jakob Meffert / Georg Philipp Schwarz
  • 1802–1820: Georg Philipp Scheurer
  • 1822–1840: Johann Peter Schwarz
  • 1841–1847: Georg Philipp Schwarz
  • 1851–1865: Philipp Schwarz
  • 1873–1886: Carl Vogt
  • 1891–1901: Philipp Heinrich Scheurer
  • 1916–1925: Karl Wilhelm Schwarz
  • 0000–1933: Heinrich Jakob Best
  • 1933–1943: Heinrich Meffert
  • 1943–1945: Karl Wilhelm Meffert (unconfirmed)
  • 1945–1956: Adolf Kalkofen
  • 1956–1973: Albert Mäurer
  • 1973–2000: Emil Schneider
  • 2000–2001: Brigitte Koschara
  • 0 since 2001: Timo Reinhardt

In the direct election on May 26, 2019, Timo Reinhardt was re-elected with 84.47% of the vote.

coat of arms

Steinsberg coat of arms
Blazon : "In silver a black hill, on it three green deciduous trees."
Reasons for the coat of arms: This picture, which probably wants to refer to the basic word of the place name, has been in the community seals since 1843. The colors have been added. After the place fell to Nassau in 1806 with the reign of Schaumburg, it introduced its first seal in 1816, but it did not contain a picture.

Culture and sights

The Hohe Ley with a view of the Lahn
The bus shelter with playground

On the 2nd weekend in July, the traditional "Küppelfest" takes place in the community.

Economy and Infrastructure

Steinsberg is a rural residential community. There is a locksmith's shop, two dog schools and a horse and hoof treatment center.

See also


  • Steinsberg 1305–1997 - Contributions to the history of the village . ed. from the local community of Steinsberg. Steinsberg 1998.

Web links

Commons : Steinsberg  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  3. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Diez, Verbandsgemeinde, 21st line of results. Retrieved November 9, 2019 .
  4. ^ Karl Ernst Demandt and Otto Renkhoff : Hessisches Ortswappenbuch. C. A. Starke Verlag, Glücksburg / Ostsee 1956, p. 251.