Dernbach, Westerwaldkreis

Coat of arms of Dernbach
Dernbach is located in Germany
Coordinates 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722Coordinates: 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Wirges
Mayor Joachim Letschert
Basic statistics
Area 8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m  (853 ft)
Population 2,344 (31 December 2010)[1]
 - Density 268 /km2 (695 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WW
Postal code 56428
Area code 02602

Dernbach (Westerwald) is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It became nationally known for the Catholic order of the Dernbach Sisters.




The community lies north of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park. Since 1971 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality.


In 1220, Dernbach had its first documentary mention as derinbach after the then baron.

Community council

The council is made up of 21 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructure


Dernbach is headquarters to SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, a corporation active in wind energy component manufacturing, steel construction, and silo, pipeline and facility building.


East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255 between Montabaur und Rennerod. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 3 km away. The junction between the A 3 and the A 48 is called the Dernbacher Dreieck, or “Dernbach Triangle”. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which crosses under the community’s western edge through the Dernbach Tunnel. Dernbach lies on the Unterwesterwaldbahn (railway) to Limburg and Siershahn.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Maria Katharina Kasper (1820–1898), beatified founder of an order, the Arme Dienstmägde Jesu Christi (“Poor Serving Maids of Jesus Christ”)


External links

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Dernbach — may refer to: People Jade Dernbach, English cricketer Places Municipalities in Rhineland Palatinate, Germany: Dernbach, Neuwied, in the district of Neuwied Dernbach, Südliche Weinstraße, in the district Südliche Weinstraße Dernbach,… …   Wikipedia

  • Dernbach (Westerwald) —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Dernbach (Neuwied).  Dernbach …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dernbach — ist der Name folgender Orte in Rheinland Pfalz und in Hessen: Gemeinde im Landkreis Neuwied, siehe: Dernbach (Landkreis Neuwied) Gemeinde im Landkreis Südliche Weinstraße, siehe: Dernbach (Pfalz) Gemeinde im Westerwaldkreis, siehe: Dernbach… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dernbach (Westerwald) — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Westerwaldkreis — Wappen Deutschlandkarte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Westerwaldkreis — Arrondissement de Westerwald Arrondissement de Westerwald Westerwaldkreis …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Burg Dernbach — bezeichnet: Burg Dernbach (Dernbach), eine ehemalige Wasserburg in Dernbach im Westerwaldkreis in Rheinland Pfalz Burg Alt Dernbach, eine abgegangene Burg im Lahn Dill Kreis in Hessen Burg Neu Dernbach, eine Burgruine im Landkreis Marburg… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Daubach, Westerwaldkreis — Daubach …   Wikipedia

  • Obererbach, Westerwaldkreis — For Obererbach near Altenkirchen, see Obererbach. Obererbach …   Wikipedia

  • Neunkirchen, Westerwaldkreis — Neunkirchen …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.