Brachbach is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality of Churches ( victory ).

The municipality is located in the extreme north-east of Rhineland -Palatinate far west of the border with North Rhine -Westphalia and was once an important mining town.

  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Coat of Arms
  • 3.3 community partnership
  • 4.1 Cultural Monuments
  • 4.2 Other points of interest
  • 6.1 freeman


Geographical location

Brachbach between Siegen ( NRW) in the northeast and Betz village (RLP ) in the southwest is in direct southern neighborhood Mudersbach and is traversed by the victory, which the village belongs to the catchment area of ​​the Rhine, scenic but at home the winning country. South of the village which lies at 267 m above sea level. NN is, the peak of the 517 m high mountain " wind Rooster", which is the highest mountain in the wooded mountain range rooster wind rises.

Community structure

The community Brachbach consists of the large nucleus Brachbach and the small village Büdenholz, the nearly 1.5 km ( straight line ) to the north- west to 224.7 m above sea level. NN is located on the B 62. There is also the district " in the Carpathians ".

Neighboring communities

The nearby towns are ( clockwise from the north): Mudersbach ( just north ), Siegen- Eiserfeld ( east-northeast ), Neunkirchen ( east ), Herdorf ( south ), churches ( west ) and low Fischbach (northwest ).


The first mention of Brachbach took place only in a bill concerning " Brachtpach " from the year 1471 or 1472, which created a Freusburger bailiff.

On 7 June 1969, the district Unterbüdenholz was incorporated by Brachbach from the dissolved municipality Katzenbach.

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


Parish council

The local council in Brachbach consists of 16 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 a proportional representation, and the honorary mayor as chairman. In the previous election period from 2004 to 2009 the council consisted of 20 members.

Allocation of seats in the elected municipal council:

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: "shield by registered wandered green top, a golden studs mouth hole with a black hole and with upstanding golden spruce split it on a black sign foot, front in silver a continuous red cross, back in black with a silver oblique beams, covered with three black Eberköpfen ".

The three Eberköpfe in the emblem symbolize the former belonging to the reign Freusburg, were taken from the coat of arms of this. The red cross on a silver background indicates Kurtrier to the Brachbach in the parish churches belonged as " Trierische island ". The " tunnel mouth hole " of the " Werrnsberger Erbstollens " ( 300 years old) is reminiscent of the previous mining and is now a landmark for Brachbach.

Community partnership

Brachbach cares since the 1980s a partnership to La Membrolle -sur- Choisille in the French department of Indre -et -Loire.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments

In Brachbach are some Asked conservation cultural monuments:

  • The Catholic parish church of St. Joseph, a neo-Gothic hall church dating back to 1870, the west wing of broken stone was built in 1911
  • Several half-timbered houses from the 17th and 18th centuries (Church Street, Middle Road, Victory Road )

Additional points of interest

The attractions of Brachbach part of opened on 24 July 2005 and 9.6 km " pit trail " that leads to the trail of the local mining history by Brachbach and the ridge wind long cock. Within the mountain range which stand at a large crossroads Kreuzeiche is ( 455 m above sea level. NN ) popular meeting point and resting place for hikers. In its northwestern foothills, this also includes the natural monument " High Ley " ( 317.2 m ), a group of rocks north of Brachbach or east of Mudersbach. Even a few years ago new made-up " bill forest space " with a Backes is also one of the attractions of the municipality.

Economy and infrastructure

Directly on the northern outskirts of the village passes a section of the railway line between Cologne and Siegen Au and B 62, which takes you from victories over Mudersbach, Brachbach and churches according to Betz village.


A well-known citizen fallow Bacher was the former boxer Peter Hussing (1948-2012), which stands as the most successful German amateur boxers also in the Guinness Book of World Records. Also comes also the reigning senior world champion in judo heavyweight Anke Pfeifer Brachbach. Another Broke Bacher athlete was at this point the German Skeleton Champion in 2012, Jacqueline Lölling called. The writer Stefan Uch Uch and Rudolf were born in this place.


  • Josef Christ († 1995), sculptor