Elke Roth is a municipality in the district of Old Churches ( Westerwald) in Rhineland- Palatinate. It belongs to the municipality Gebhardshain. Local dialect of the place " Elgert " is called. Elke Roth is a nationally recognized tourist.

Geographical location

The community lies in the Westerwald between Betz village and Hachenburg on the northern edge of the " Neunkhausener plateau ". The highest point of the district is the Hassel ego head ( 508 m above sea level. NN ). Neighboring municipalities are Dickendorf and Kausen the northwest, length field in the east, in the southeast Neunkhausen, Nauroth in the south and in the southwest of Rosenheim.


The first documentary mention as " Elkerode " comes from a Marienstätter document from 1370.

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

Parish council

The local council in Elkenroth consists of 16 council members, who were elected at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009 by majority vote, and the honorary mayor as chairman.


The Elke Rother pond is an artificial pond in the nature reserve " Weidenbruch " in the district Elke Roth. Its origins date back to several in the Middle Ages after the other scale fish ponds at the headwaters of Elbbaches between Elke Roth and length field. Today there is a trail of fishing club, whom he has placed around the pond a few years ago. The fisherman's cottage built not only serves the local fishing club also invites you to rest in the recreational area. The Elke Rother "Back home " is also a sight that has the local church Elke Roth has to offer. In addition, the local church Elke Roth has a DFB mini football pitch. In Steinborn Park the spinners of the former sand mill to the road length fields are set up.

The stretched over the Elbbachtal with Elke Roth bridge is 300 m long one of the largest country road bridges in Rhineland- Palatinate.