Sulzbach (Hunsrück)

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Coat of arms of the local community Sulzbach
Sulzbach (Hunsrück)
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Coordinates: 49 ° 50 '  N , 7 ° 20'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Birch field
Association municipality : Herrstein-Rhaunen
Height : 460 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.68 km 2
Residents: 285 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 43 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 55758
Area code : 06544
License plate : BIR
Community key : 07 1 34 088
Association administration address: Brühlstrasse 16
55756 Herrstein
Website :
Local Mayor : Horst Schmäler
Location of the local community Sulzbach in the Birkenfeld district
Horbruch Krummenau (Hunsrück) Weitersbach Gösenroth Schwerbach Oberkirn Hausen (Hunsrück) Rhaunen Stipshausen Hottenbach Hellertshausen Schauren Asbach Sulzbach (Hunsrück) Bollenbach Bundenbach Baumholder Frauenberg Reichenbach Heimbach Ruschberg Berglangenbach Fohren-Linden Berschweiler bei Baumholder Mettweiler Eckersweiler Rohrbach Rückweiler Hahnweiler Leitzweiler Sien Sienhachenbach Schmidthachenbach Oberreidenbach Mittelreidenbach Dickesbach Fischbach Bergen Berschweiler bei Kirn Hintertiefenbach Gerach Niederwörresbach Niederhosenbach Griebelschied Sonnschied Wickenrodt Herrstein Oberwörresbach Veitsrodt Herborn Mörschied Breitenthal Oberhosenbach Weiden Vollmersbach Kempfeld Kirschweiler Bruchweiler Allenbach Wirschweiler Langweiler (bei Idar-Oberstein) Idar-Oberstein Sensweiler Hettenrodt Mackenrodt Siesbach Leisel Schwollen Hattgenstein Oberhambach Rinzenberg Börfink Buhlenberg Abentheuer Brücken (bei Birkenfeld) Achtelsbach Meckenbach Ellweiler Dambach Gimbweiler Hoppstädten-Weiersbach Dienstweiler Nohen Birkenfeld (Nahe) Ellenberg Gollenberg Rimsberg Schmißberg Elchweiler Niederhambach Niederbrombach Kronweiler Sonnenberg-Winnenberg Oberbrombach Rötsweiler-Nockenthal Wilzenberg-Hußweiler Saarland Landkreis Trier-Saarburg Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Kuselmap
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Sulzbacher church with Stumm'scher organ

Sulzbach ( listen ? / I ) (also called Rhaunensulzbach ) is a municipality in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Herrstein-Rhaunen community . Audio file / audio sample


Sulzbach is located on a ridge in the southern Hunsrück between Rhaunen and Herrstein .


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

year Residents
1815 281
1835 397
1871 379
1905 340
1939 358
1950 353
year Residents
1961 352
1970 372
1987 378
1997 375
2005 342
2019 285


Municipal council

The council in Sulzbach 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.


Horst Schmäler became the mayor of Sulzbach in 2009. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with 91.33% of the vote.

Schmäler's predecessor Klaus Dalheimer held the office from 1994 to 2009.

coat of arms

Sulzbach coat of arms
Blazon : "In a split shield above in gold a red mythical animal with a wolf's head and wide open wings, covered with a black wolf hook , below in blue eleven silver organ pipes."
Justification of the coat of arms: The mythical animal refers to the former affiliation to the Wild and Rhine Counties and corresponds to the earlier court seal of the Rhaunen High Court . The organ pipes are reminiscent of the well-known Stumm family of organs from the Sulzbach community.

Culture and sights


see list of cultural monuments in Sulzbach

Evangelical Church and Stumm Organ

A working example of the Stumm'schen organs is in the Evangelical village church . It is the last copy from Johann Michael Stumm, the founder of the organ building dynasty, which he gave to his home village. Even today, concerts are held there regularly, organized by the Stummorgelverein Sulzbach.

Hypocritical home

The historic market square Heuchelheim is part of the Sulzbach district, at the crossroads of an ancient trade route from the Glan to the Moselle . One branch of this route, which has been used since the Bronze Age , was expanded in Roman times and was still used in the Middle Ages , leads via Rhaunen and Büchenbeuren to Enkirch , while the other ran directly over the Idarkopf to the Sirona sanctuary in Hochscheid , and finally to antiquity in the Zolleiche district To merge with Ausoniusstrasse .

The Heuchelheim market was the location of a Celtic- Roman cultural site, which later served as the Thingplatz of the medieval high court of Rhaunen .

Economy and Infrastructure

The formerly agricultural place has a high number of out-commuters. Tourism (holidays in the country, holidays on the farm) and slate processing in neighboring Bundenbach are essential . In the Kalmersbach district, right on the boundary between Sulzbach and Bundenbach, there was a slate quarry with underground mining. Today imported slate, mainly from Spain, is processed there on a large scale.


Web links

Commons : Sulzbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  4. a b The mayors of the OG Sulzbach. Sulzbach parish, accessed on August 25, 2020 .
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Herrstein-Rhaunen, Verbandsgemeinde, 44th line of results. Retrieved August 25, 2020 .
  6. Sulzbach coat of arms description