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

Geographical location

Hirz - Maulsbach situated in the western area of ​​the municipality Old churches, bordering the districts of Neuwied and Rhein- Sieg-Kreis. Six kilometers to the southwest is Asbach; the county and municipality seat Old churches located about twelve kilometers to the east.

Neighboring municipalities are Fiersbach the northwest, Mehren in the east and Limbach at Asbach in the West.

The municipality consists of the villages taps, Hardtmühle, Hirzbach, Maulsbach and low Maulsbach.


The district Hirzbach is mentioned in a document from 1378. At that time lent Gerhard Hirzbach of the Count of Nassau 150 marks Hachenburger currency. He received as consideration for, among other 11 bushels of oats from the farms Wartenberg and Kaltenborn in the parish of Marienberg. It seems that Gerard of Hirzbach has features in Hirzbach over larger possession. Maybe there was even a bigger yard, from which many of the villagers were dependent.

The district Maulsbach was first occupied in 1461 in a document. The Zusammschluss the two locations were chosen in the year 1902. 1931 Maulsbach got its own post office of Class II in the district of the post office Asbach.

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

Parish council

The local council in Hirz - Maulsbach 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.


A total of 14 farms use about 186 hectares of the municipal area, around 20 % of which is arable land, 80 % permanent grassland (as of 2007); In 1971, there were 36 farms with an agricultural area of 310 hectares. In the resort also exist some craft shops. Settled is also an accountant / chartered accountant.


List of cultural monuments in Hirz - Maulsbach

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