Bach Berg is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Old churches.

Geographical location

The community lies in the Westerwald about 5 km north of the county town old churches. The municipal area stretches from from Beulskopf in a southeasterly direction. In the western and northern part is dominated by contiguous forest areas, the southern part is dominated by agricultural land. Within the district seven parts of the landscape are shown as worth preserving habitats since 1987.

Neighboring towns are Busenhausen the northwest, Niedererbach the east and the farms / hamlets Kober stone and Dieperzen in the southwest.


The first mention of Bachenberg took place in 1428.

Bachenberg belonged to the county of Sayn and after its division in the 17th century to the County of Sayn- ​​old churches. Within the county Bachenberg belonged to the parish of Old Churches, which represented a secular administrative unit, and the lower courts exercised. 1787 were counted in Bachenberg eleven households. In 1803 the county and thus Bachenberg was awarded the Principality of Nassau- Usingen Reichsdeputationshauptschluss, which rose in 1806 in the Duchy of Nassau. As a result of measures taken on the Congress of Vienna (1815 ) Decisions and due to a contract concluded between Nassau and Prussia were ceded the two formerly saynischen counties to the Kingdom of Prussia.

Under the Prussian administration Bachenberg belonged to the mayor's old churches in the district of the same name in 1816 in the newly formed Region of Koblenz, which was part of 1822 on the Rhine Province.

The development of the population of mountain stream, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 based on population censuses:

Parish council

The local council in Bachenberg consists of six council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 by majority vote, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

Economy and infrastructure

Bachenberg was up in the 1970s in a predominantly coined by agriculture, especially dairy farming, and poultry farming village. For several years, some businesses are closed and abandoned as a wheelwright and operating a grocery store. The development has meant that most workers are currently employed in old churches and other nearby towns, which Bachenberg has become a residential community.

The forest prospective shaft has shared about 42.5 ha of forest.

The nearest motorway junction on the A 3 Neustadt / Wied and is about 20 km away. Three kilometers southeast of Bachenberg the highway runs 256