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

Geographical location

Forstmehren is located on Mehrnbach, about two kilometers southwest of Weyerbusch, and each about a kilometer away from the main road 8 in the north and the state road 267 in the east. Other neighboring municipalities are Hasselbach in the north, Kraam in the south, the west and Rettersen Ersfeld in the southwest.


Forstmehren was mentioned as Worstmere the first time in 1243. According to documents of the Abbey Marienstatt likely to have existed at the site at that time already a mill. 1740 New Mill was mentioned. 1788 was a winter school in the village, which was attended by 17 children. The first mayor, Friedrich Eichel Hard, signed together with the incumbent mayor of Weyer Busch, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, one that remains largely intact session protocol. Towards the end of World War II Forstmehren was partially destroyed. In a forest in the direction of Weyerbusch several V1 positions were under construction.

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

Parish council

The local council in Forstmehren 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.


The forest Mehrener mill out of service since 1952, is a former mill spell and now privately owned.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Forstmehren

Economy and infrastructure

The place has three agricultural to commercial farms, several businesses and a restaurant. The plan of an investor to build a larger hotel complex failed after a heated discussion among the population in December 2011 on the vote of the forest Mehrener council, with a change in the land use plan was rejected.


  • Heinrich tree (since 2000), a long-standing member of the Council and Councillor, honorary citizen of Forstmehren
  • Ebrahim Berdjas, artists and graphic designers
  • Thomas Kager, musician
  • Tom Dams, musician and music producer