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Coordinates: 50 ° 43 '  N , 7 ° 33'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Altenkirchen (Westerwald)
Association municipality : Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld
Height : 300 m above sea level NHN
Area : 4.22 km 2
Residents: 1385 (December 31, 2019)
Population density : 328 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 57635
Area code : 02686
License plate : AK
Community key : 07 1 32 115
Community structure: 4 districts
Association administration address: Rathausstrasse 13
57610 Altenkirchen
Website : www.weyerbusch.de
Local Mayor : Dietmar Winhold
Location of the local community Weyerbusch 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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Raiffeisenhaus and meeting center
Old town hall of Weyerbusch, now Villa Sonnenhof

Weyerbusch is a municipality in the Altenkirchen (Westerwald) district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the community of Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld . Weyerbusch is a state-approved climatic health resort .

Geographical location

Weyerbusch is located on the Altenkirchen plateau in the northern Westerwald . The federal highway 8 runs through the place, which corresponds to the course of the historic Cölnische Hohe Heer- und Geleitstrasse from Cologne to Frankfurt . The district town of Altenkirchen is about seven kilometers to the east . Weyerbusch includes the districts of Hilkhausen, Irlen and Wiesplacken. The highest point is the Asberg at 334 meters above sea level.



Since Weyerbusch is located on a watershed and not, like the surrounding communities, on flowing waters, settlement is likely to have taken place later (than from neighboring Hilkhausen, for example). Old field names such as “In der Hofwiese” suggest that a single farm was the starting point for settlement; It was named after ponds, but they were all filled in later. The further settlement was based on the thoroughfare, which means Weyerbusch was a street village from the start; Craftsmen, blacksmiths and wheelwrighters settled here.

Weyerbusch belonged to the parish of Birnbach in the county of Sayn , most recently Sayn-Altenkirchen , and was first mentioned in 1593. Weyerbusch was a post office owned by the von Thurn und Taxis family on the " Hohen Strasse " from Cologne to Frankfurt, which has been known since the early Middle Ages .

In 1578 there were three courtyards in the village; after the Thirty Years War there were already seven farms. In 1793 the place had only 102 inhabitants, fewer than surrounding places like Hasselbach , Birnbach or Werkhausen . In 1853 there were already 242 residents.

In 1806 the county of Sayn-Altenkirchen and thus Weyerbusch came to the Duchy of Nassau and in 1815 to the Kingdom of Prussia . Under the Prussian administration, Weyerbusch became the seat of the Weyerbusch mayor in 1817 within the then new Altenkirchen district. As the successor to the mayor's office, the Weyerbusch office existed from 1927, from which the Weyerbusch community was temporarily formed as part of the administrative reform in Rhineland-Palatinate, which was assigned to the Altenkirchen community in 1970.

From 1845 to 1848 Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen was mayor in Weyerbusch. During this time he founded a cooperative from which the still existing co-operative banks have emerged. On May 1, 1969, the previously independent community Hilkhausen was incorporated.

Raiffeisen already tried to sell land belonging to the municipality to those willing to build at low prices. This policy has been consistently continued up to the present day, with the municipality buying up land in order to develop it as building land. So after the Second World War, building areas such as “Am Alten Born” or “Am Seifen” emerged. Due to the strong growth of the community, Weyerbusch now has medical practices, a pharmacy, a drugstore, banks, businesses, pensions, a church welfare station and other organizations, which enables the local community to meet the criteria of a central community.


The formerly independent community Hilkhausen, whose name ending -hausen indicates an early settlement in the 7th century, was called Hylighusen and Hilkenhusen in earlier times . The place is first mentioned in Hilgenroth's book of miracles in 1427. around the year 1600 there were 13 fireplaces (= houses); the number of inhabitants rose by 1800 to 113, in 1840 to 159, in 1871 to 179, in 1939 it fell to 124 and in 1950 it was 166, due to the influx of displaced persons .

Population development

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

year Residents
1815 241
1835 341
1871 420
1905 482
1939 504
1950 613
1961 907
year Residents
1970 1,078
1987 1,138
1997 1,423
2005 1,450
2011 1,372
2017 1,373

Politics and communal matters

Municipal council

The local council in Weyerbusch 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 16 seats in the municipal council are divided between two groups of voters .


Dietmar Winhold became mayor of Weyerbusch in 2014. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was confirmed in office for a further five years with a share of the vote of 86.47%. Dietmar Winhold's predecessor was Manfred Hendricks, who held the office for 20 years.

Hilkhausen district

The local community Weyerbusch has formed a local district with Hilkhausen . The election of a local advisory council is waived as stipulated in the main statutes.

On August 20, 2019, Guido Barth was again mayor of Hilkhausen after a five-year hiatus. In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was elected for five years with 90.80% of the vote. Markus Heiermann held the office in the 2014–2019 electoral term.


In addition to the two regional churches ( Catholic and Protestant ), there is also a free-church Evangelical Congregation represented, the Evangeliumschristen-Baptisten Missionswerk e. V.


The game and sports club SSV Weyerbusch 1929 eV currently plays in the football district league A Westerwald / Sieg. The club had its greatest success in the 2003/2004 season with promotion to the District League East. In addition to the football department, the club also has departments for tennis, gymnastics, handball and Ho Sin Do.

Personalities who have worked on site

Culture and sights

Weyerbusch has some cultural monuments that have been placed under monument protection .

  • The former Raiffeisen mayor's office, a half-timbered building from the 18th century.
  • The Catholic Church of St. Josef, a neo-Gothic hall building made of quarry stone, built at the end of the 19th century.
  • Prussian milestone on the former trunk road from Cologne to Frankfurt (today Bundesstrasse 8 ).

List of cultural monuments in Weyerbusch

Another attraction is the deposit , Im Bruch 3, Weyerbusch. Since its inauguration in 2009, exhibitions and concerts have been held in the rooms designed as Schaulager for the Wortelkamp Foundation . In 2011 the building designed by the Leipzig architects quartier vier was awarded 1st prize in the Rhineland-Palatinate Architecture Prize.

Web links

Commons : Weyerbusch  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. ^ Information from the community of Altenkirchen
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 8 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  4. ^ Hellmuth Gensicke : Landesgeschichte des Westerwaldes . Ed .: Historical Commission for Nassau. 3. Edition. Wiesbaden 1999, ISBN 3-922244-80-7 , pp. 422 .
  5. Official municipality directory (= State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate [Hrsg.]: Statistical volumes . Volume 407 ). Bad Ems February 2016, p. 182 (PDF; 2.8 MB).
  6. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: City Council Election 2019 Weyerbusch. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .
  8. ^ The State Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 64th result line. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .
  9. Wolfgang Wachow: Former council members and local mayors honored. Bürger Kurier, Rhein-Westerwald-Sieg, November 19, 2014, accessed on December 29, 2019 .
  10. Local community Weyerbusch: main statute. (PDF) § 2. Weyerbusch local community, December 21, 2009, accessed on December 30, 2019 .
  11. ^ Announcement sheet Verbandsgemeinde Altenkirchen: The local council met on August 20, 2019. Inauguration of the local councilor. Linus Wittich Medien GmbH, edition 41/2019, accessed on December 30, 2019 .
  12. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Altenkirchen-Flammersfeld, Verbandsgemeinde, 65th result line. Accessed December 30, 2019 .
  13. Wolfgang Wachow: Markus Heiermann becomes mayor. Bürger Kurier, Rhein-Westerwald-Sieg, May 26, 2014, accessed on December 30, 2019 .
  14. ^ Website of the SSV Weyerbusch ( Memento from August 31, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  15. ^ General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Informational directory of cultural monuments - Altenkirchen district. Mainz 2019, p. 37 (PDF; 5.2 MB).
  16. In the valley - deposit
  17. Architecture Prize Rhineland-Palatinate ( Memento from April 1, 2017 in the Internet Archive )