Alsbach, Westerwaldkreis

Alsbach, Westerwaldkreis

Alsbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography

The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Siegen. 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.

History

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

Transport

South of Alsbach runs the Autobahn A 48. The nearby Brexbachtalbahn (railway) is no longer in service.

Famous people

  • Bernd Lang (born 1950), politician

External links

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