Hasselbach, Altenkirchen

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

Geographical location

The place is located near the border to North Rhine -Westphalia, about two kilometers west of Weyer bush on the main road 8 by Kircheib.

Other neighboring municipalities are Werkhausen in the north, the south and Forstmehren Rettersen in the West. Through the district Hasselbach flow of Mehrnbach, the Hasselbach and Leinger Bach.


The first documentary mention of the place Hasselbach learned in 1262, as a Ludwig von Hasselbach, which was not posted at this time Asilbach as mayor signed an agreement of Count Johann von Sayn with the abbot of the abbey Marienstatt. In the Middle Ages the town still consisted of Lower and Upper Hasselbach. 1578 were registered 18 fireplaces ( " smokes " = households); In 1667 there were only 11 hearths, 1772 16 in number.

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

Parish council

The local council in Hasselbach 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. In the previous election period from 2004 to 2009 the council consisted of six council members.

Culture and sights


  • The landscape installation in the valley of Erwin Wortelkamp and about 40 other artists showing sculpture and artistic Verweilplätze on 10 ha Westerwald valley landscape.

See also: List of cultural monuments in Hasselbach (Westerwald )


  • The MGV " concord " Weyer Busch- Hasselbach eV is the carrier of Zelter plaque and has an umbrella organization for local choirs, the United choirs created, inter alia, with the mixed choir "Canto al dente " and the youth choir " Singerman 's Friends".
  • The FSG Hasselbach Werkhausen eV is a football club currently has two active teams.