Berod bei Hachenburg

Berod at Hachenburg 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 7 km south of the county town ancients churches and 10 km west of Hachenburg. Neighboring towns are Borod in the north, Wahlrod in the east, the west and Lautzert Herperoth in the northwest. South of the town is the Beroder forest which merges into the Oberdreiser or Option Roderwald. The lying in ponds, former mines ( quartzite ) that are protected today, are located directly on the border with the neighboring districts the district of Neuwied and the Westerwald region.


The place was first mentioned in 1385. In the course of Rhineland-Palatinate municipal reform the church in 1970 went to the then newly formed municipality Old churches and the old district churches; previously it had belongs to Oberwesterwald circle.

In economic terms, much was formerly a quartzite mining. After initial exploration work was carried out in the " breakthroughs " in 1921, began promoting the raw material that was used for glass, porcelain and for the production of refractory materials. After the full exploitation of those reserves quartzite new camps were opened in the " Barley ". Finally, this operation had to be discontinued in 1984. Today the community is predominantly agricultural. Besides that, there is a well-known range of plant and two logistics companies.

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

Parish council

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


The district is characterized by predominantly intensively cultivated agriculture and a large proportion of forest. In the resort still exist various industrial and commercial establishments.


  • SC Union Berod - Wahlrod
  • The home club Berod and fair society shall strive to preserve local customs.
  • The Foundation has volunteer fire truck Berod eV the task of supporting firefighting delete course of Berod the municipality fire brigade old churches.

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