is an Ortsgemeinde
– a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde
– in the Westerwaldkreis
. The agriculturally structured residential community of Kroppach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg
, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate. Its seat is in the like-named town
The community lies between Hachenburg
and is described as the gateway to the Kroppach Switzerland nature and landscape conservation area.
In 1199, Kroppach had its first documentary mention. In 1999, this event was the subject of a celebratory publication (Festschrift
). Kroppach was for a long time the seat of a tithe
court and had its own court seal. In 1661, a so-called Kirchspiel-Winterschule
(“parish winter school”) was established, which 70 years later, beginning in 1731, was also run the year round.
The council is made up of 12 council members who were elected in a majority vote
in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Culture and sightseeing
The local recreation area, called the Kroppacher Schweiz
, or “Kroppach Switzerland”, with its many hiking
paths and panoramas into the Nister Valley is a recognized nature and landscape conservation area.
Economy and infrastructure
South of the community runs Bundesstraße
414, leading from Hohenroth
. The nearest Autobahn interchanges
are in Siegen
on the A 45
). The nearest InterCityExpress
stop is the railway station
at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line