is an Ortsgemeinde
– a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde
– in the Westerwaldkreis
The community lies in the Westerwald
. Fifty-four percent of the rural area is wooded. Alsbach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach
, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate.
In 1143, Alsbach had its first documentary mention. From 1806 it belonged to the Duchy of Nassau
. In 1866 it passed to Prussia
Coat of arms
The community’s arms
are based on those formerly borne by the Counts of Wied, Alsbach’s former overlords.
Economy and infrastructure
South of Alsbach runs the Autobahn A 48
. The nearby Brexbachtalbahn
) is no longer in service.
- Bernd Lang (born 1950), politician