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

  • 2.1 Population development
  • 3.1 municipal
  • 3.2 Mayor of Harbach
  • 3.3 Coat of Arms
  • 4.1 Kultrurdenkmäler
  • 4.2 Regular events
  • 5.1 Land Use
  • 5.2 Public bodies
  • 5.3 Formation


Harbach is a place in northern Rhineland -Palatinate. It is thus in the border region between the Westerwald, winner Country and Wild Freiburgische country. The place is situated in two valleys and is divided into three districts: Locherhof ( through the holes of the creek flows ), Hinhausen (through the Hinhausenerbach flows ) and Harbach (where the confluence of the streams ).

Neighboring communities

  • Cities: Betzdorf ( 8.21 km ), Freudenberg (Siegerland ) ( 6.03 km ), churches (6.58 miles), Siegen ( 14.16 km ), knowledge (9.45 miles)
  • Communities: Friesenhagen ( 6.03 km ), Lower Fischbach (2.34 miles)

Community structure

The municipality is divided into the three districts Harbach, Hinhausen and Locherhof.


In 1235 a place Hunhausen ( Hinhausen ) was first mentioned in documentary; 1520 was the first recorded mention of Harbach. 1587 were counted in Harbach already 9 fireplaces; 1787 were in place 21 households to meet with 186 inhabitants. In 1815 he had 233 inhabitants, Harbach is " Prussian "; 1822 a school in Harbach was Gabut; the construction of another school in Hinhausen done 1907. 1953 the Catholic Church was inaugurated. On 7 June 1969, the district was Oberasdorf umgemeindet with 124 inhabitants according Niederfischbach.

For a long time, agriculture was paired with the Haubergswirtschaft the main source of income of the villagers. In later years came the mining industry. Today, few people work right in town.

Population Development

From 1939 to 2002, the number of inhabitants grew from 411 people to 614 people. In the period 1968-2002 the number of residential buildings to grow from 112 to 178.

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

Data source: Statistical Office of Rhineland -Palatinate


Parish council

The local council in Harbach 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.

Mayor of Harbach

Coat of arms

The coat of arms description reads: "In a rooted red, pedunculated, golden lily, left accompanied by a silver oak leaf, the right of a silver ploughshare ."

Culture and sights


List of cultural monuments in Harbach ( County Old churches )

Regular events

  • Carnival meeting of local associations
  • Fair (always the first weekend in May)
  • Forest Festival

Economy and infrastructure

Landscape use

According to the State Office of Statistics, the available space was in 2005 divided as follows:

  • Agricultural area 21.7%
  • Forest area 71.4 %
  • Water surface 0.2 %
  • Settlement and transport area 6.6%
  • Other area 0.1 %

Public institutions

Mansion of the local church


For several years there in Harbach no more school. The school-age children go to schools in the neighboring communities.