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Coordinates: 50 ° 7 '  N , 7 ° 23'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Hunsrück district
Association municipality : Kastellaun
Height : 360 m above sea level NHN
Area : 6.63 km 2
Residents: 291 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 44 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 56288
Area code : 06762
License plate : SIM, GOA
Community key : 07 1 40 504
Community structure: 2 districts
Association administration address: Kirchstrasse 1
56288 Kastellaun
Website : www.zilshausen.de
Local Mayor : Markus von Ostrowski
Location of the local community Zilshausen in the Rhein-Hunsrück district
Boppard Badenhard Beulich Bickenbach (Hunsrück) Birkheim Dörth Emmelshausen Gondershausen Halsenbach Hausbay Hungenroth Karbach (Hunsrück) Kratzenburg Leiningen (Hunsrück) Lingerhahn Maisborn Mermuth Morshausen Mühlpfad Ney (Hunsrück) Niedert Norath Pfalzfeld Schwall (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Thörlingen Utzenhain Alterkülz Bell (Hunsrück) Beltheim Braunshorn Buch (Hunsrück) Dommershausen Gödenroth Hasselbach (Hunsrück) Hollnich Kastellaun Korweiler Lahr Mastershausen Michelbach (Hunsrück) Mörsdorf Roth (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Spesenroth Uhler Zilshausen Bärenbach (Hunsrück) Belg Büchenbeuren Dickenschied Dill (Gemeinde) Dillendorf Gehlweiler Gemünden (Hunsrück) Hahn (Hunsrück) Hecken (Hunsrück) Heinzenbach Henau (Hunsrück) Hirschfeld (Hunsrück) Kappel (Hunsrück) Kirchberg (Hunsrück) Kludenbach Laufersweiler Lautzenhausen Lindenschied Maitzborn Metzenhausen Nieder Kostenz Niedersohren Niederweiler (Hunsrück) Ober Kostenz Raversbeuren Reckershausen Rödelhausen Rödern (Hunsrück) Rohrbach (Hunsrück) Schlierschied Schwarzen Sohren Sohrschied Todenroth Unzenberg Wahlenau Womrath Woppenroth Würrich Argenthal Benzweiler Dichtelbach Ellern (Hunsrück) Erbach (Hunsrück) Kisselbach Liebshausen Mörschbach Riesweiler Rheinböllen Schnorbach Steinbach (Hunsrück) Damscheid Laudert Niederburg Oberwesel Perscheid Sankt Goar Urbar (Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis) Wiebelsheim Bubach Riegenroth Laubach (Hunsrück) Horn (Hunsrück) Klosterkumbd Budenbach Bergenhausen Rayerschied Wahlbach (Hunsrück) Altweidelbach Pleizenhausen Mutterschied Niederkumbd Simmern/Hunsrück Neuerkirch Wüschheim (Hunsrück) Reich (Hunsrück) Biebern Külz (Hunsrück) Kümbdchen Keidelheim Fronhofen Holzbach Nannhausen Tiefenbach (Hunsrück) Ohlweiler Sargenroth Schönborn (Hunsrück) Oppertshausen Belgweiler Ravengiersburg Mengerschied Hessen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Mainz-Bingen Landkreis Bad Kreuznach Landkreis Birkenfeld Landkreis Bernkastel-Wittlich Rhein-Lahn-Kreis Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz Landkreis Cochem-Zellmap
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Petershäuser Hof district
The chapel is centrally located in the village

Zilshausen is a municipality in the Rhein-Hunsrück district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It has been a member of the Kastellaun community since July 1, 2014 .


Zilshausen is located on a high plateau in the northern Hunsrück between the Lützbachtal to the east and the Dünnbachtal to the west . The hamlet Petershäuserhof belongs to the community .


The place emerged from an estate that was mentioned in a document as Zullinshausen in 1346 . Zilshausen was " three-man ", d. H. its territory was shared by three sovereigns, including the elector of Trier and the lords of Braunshorn -Metternich-Beilstein. The rule expired in 1794/96 with the occupation by the French revolutionary army . In 1815 the place was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna . Since 1946 it has been part of the then newly formed state of Rhineland-Palatinate .

Until June 30, 2014 the community belonged to the Treis-Karden community in the Cochem-Zell district , then it moved to the Kastellaun community in the Rhein-Hunsrück district .

Statistics on population development

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

year Residents
1815 274
1835 349
1871 354
1905 325
1939 334
year Residents
1950 366
1961 340
1970 379
1987 378
2005 330


Municipal council

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


The local mayor is Markus von Ostrowski. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, no candidate ran; he was elected by the local council on July 4, 2019 and is the successor to Robert Etges.

coat of arms

Zilshausen coat of arms
Blazon : "A silver shield head , inside a continuous red cross covered with a golden lily , split in gold and green, in front a black burial mound with a black urn , behind a golden sheaf of wheat ."


Marble run

In 2017, a 400-meter-long marble run parallel to a forest path was built in-house and opened on August 27th. The starting point is at the grill hut west of the village. According to its own information, it is the longest marble run in Rhineland-Palatinate, according to other sources in all of Germany.

Bike paths

The Hunsrück-Moselle cycle path runs through the village.

Hiking trails

The Traumschleife 99 “Dünnbachpfad” of the Saar-Hunsrück-Steige leads through the village .

See also

Web links

Commons : Zilshausen  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate - regional data
  3. ^ The regional returning officer RLP: City council election 2019 Zilshausen. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  4. The regional returning officer RLP: direct elections 2019. see Kastellaun, Verbandsgemeinde, last line of results. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  5. ^ Official Journal Kastellaun: From the constituent meeting of the Zilshausen local council on July 4th, 2019. Edition 28/2019. Retrieved October 7, 2019 .
  6. ↑ The town's website , accessed May 27, 2019
  7. detailed construction report , accessed on May 27, 2019