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

Hemmelzen is a nationally recognized tourist.

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Geographical location

The community Hemmelzen located 7 km from the center of the county town ancients churches located between Neitersen and Obernau in the south and in the north Birnbach. To the west is Oberölfen. The community is surrounded by forests of the state forest old churches.

Community structure

The district size is 2.83 km ². The built-up place with a currently 61 houses has a total area of about 12.5 ha


The place Hemmelzen belonged to the parish court Birnbach and was first mentioned in 1491. 1492 Hyntze of Hemmlzen judge in Mehren. After the division of the county of Sayn - Sayn in old churches and Sayn- ​​Hachenburg was in Hemmelzen direction Obernau a customs station, but was not significant and was disbanded in 1687. 1578 were located in the town of 16 houses ( " smokes " ), in 1620 there were 10, 1667-1793 19 houses. 1888 had increased to 39 houses settlement; 1988 there were 51 houses.

The name has changed over the centuries; Hemel Husen, Himelsen and Hemelsen eventually led to today's spelling Hemmelzen.

The Old Mill, which still stands today, was taken in 1688 as a spell working mill. When the electricity made ​​her entry in the twenties of the 20th century, which meant for many mills that were operated by water power, the end. In 1960, finally, also questioned the Hemmelzer mill ceased to operate.

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

Parish council

The local council in Hemmelzen 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.

Economy and infrastructure

With an agricultural area of approximately 1.65 km ² (58 % of the district area ) Hemmelzen was a purely agricultural structured place in previous years. Today there are only seven -time farmers in the village. The recognized tourist destination has two hotel companies with restoration.


Through the town leads a bustling county road 15 and thus connects the main road 8 by the federal highway 256 The road leads through the idyllic and slightly curved valley of Birnbaches.


  • Costume dance group Almfreunde Hemmelzen