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Coordinates: 50 ° 48 '  N , 7 ° 50'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Betzdorf-Gebhardshain
Height : 188 m above sea level NHN
Area : 3.84 km 2
Residents: 1206 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 314 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57584
Area code : 02741
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 111
Association administration address: Hellerstraße 2
57518 Betzdorf
Website : www.wallmenroth.de
Local Mayor : Michael Wäschenbach ( CDU )
Location of the local community Wallmenroth 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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Wallmenroth is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the Betzdorf-Gebhardshain community and is located in the valley of the Sieg , on the federal highway 62 3 km west of the city of Betzdorf .


Wallmenroth appeared for the first time under the name Nodenbrath in a document from 913, in which the border of the old parish of Haiger was recorded . The place got its current name around 1200, probably by Aleidis von Freusburg. This came from Molsberg Castle near Wallmerod in the Westerwald and gave the settlement belonging to Freusburg Castle the name Wallmenroth and the mountain the name Molzberg . The name Nodenbrath (Nodenberg) remained common until the 17th century.

The Wallmenroth district was based on five original settlements. In addition to the courtyards Nodenberg-Wallmenroth, Muhlau and Dasberg, the municipal area included the stately Hohenbetzdorf court, first mentioned in 1249, and the Bannhof (train station, later train station).

After the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen fell to Prussia and the emerging Altenkirchen district. The community of Wallmenroth then belonged to the mayor's office of Kirchen. In 1886 Wallmenroth was assigned to the mayor's office in Betzdorf and in 1907 the railway colony, in which around half of Wallmenroth's residents lived, was incorporated into Betzdorf. The city of Betzdorf still pays annual compensation for this today.

Population development

The development of the population of Wallmenroth in relation to today's municipal area; the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 144
1835 235
1871 538
1905 441
1939 673
1950 864
year Residents
1961 923
1970 1,061
1987 1,143
1997 1,280
2005 1,276
2019 1,206


Municipal council

The council in Wallmenroth consists of 16 council members, who in the local elections on May 26, 2019 in a majority vote were elected, and the honorary mayor as chairman. Until the 2014 election, a personalized proportional representation was used, as two lists had started.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU total
2019 by majority vote 16 seats
2014 5 11 16 seats
2009 5 11 16 seats
2004 7th 9 16 seats


Michael Wäschenbach (CDU) is the local mayor of Wallmenroth. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 76.54% of the vote.

coat of arms

Wallmenroth coat of arms
Blazon : "Under a silver shield head, bordered with black above and below, covered with three black boar heads, bar by beam, a green, stylized oak with five roots in gold."
Justification of the coat of arms: The three boar heads come from the coat of arms of the Freusburg rule. After 913 Wallmenroth belonged to the parish of Kirch-Freusburg. The oak in Nodenbrath shows the important border and court oak with its five roots, representing the first five settlements and the emergence and development of the community. The golden background points to the grain fields as the basis of life.

Parish partnership

A partnership with the French municipality of Fleury-sur-Loire in the Burgundy region has existed since 2007 . This partnership has its roots in the town twinning between Betzdorf and Decize, which has existed since 1965 .

Cultural monuments

List of cultural monuments in Wallmenroth


Sons and daughters of the church

  • Willi Becker (1918–1977), politician, Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf and Member of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Web links

Commons : Wallmenroth  - 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 Wallmenroth. Retrieved November 13, 2019 .
  4. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Municipal elections 2014, city and municipal council elections
  5. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Betzdorf-Gebhardshain, Verbandsgemeinde, last line of results. Retrieved November 13, 2019 .