Dickendorf is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Gebhardshain. Dickendorf is a nationally recognized tourist.

Geographical location

Dick village lies in the Westerwald about two kilometers southeast of Gebhardshain in Elbbachtal on the edge of a large forest. Other neighboring municipalities are Molzhain in the north, elves in the North East, stones Bach / victory in the Southwest, Elke Roth in the southeast and Kausen in the Northeast. Through the town flows the Elbbach which opens at Scheuerfeld in the victory.

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

Parish council

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

Culture and sights


  • The 1529 first mentioned Dick Mühle belongs to the neighboring village Molzhain and is one of the oldest functioning water mills in the region. They can be visited and is also organizing an annual nationwide for a mill day " Open Day ".
  • The bells beech Dickendorf ( natural monument ) replaced in the place of the church tower; Glock was placed in the fork of two main branches. In the spring of 2013, the book was made due to rot. It is a bell tower to be built at the former location.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Dickendorf


  • The association of historical Backes eV cares about the preservation of the village Backes.
  • The swimming club Dickendorf 1931 eV is the operator of the swimming pool and a nearby, rentable for parties clubhouse.
  • The MGV Heimatklänge Dickendorf 1925 is the oldest cultural organization in place.

Economy and infrastructure

Numerous marked hiking paths can, among other things, to a still in operation Backes offer recreational opportunities. The local church has a solar heated swimming pool with leisure facilities and a barbecue hut.