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


A village on the A 3 resting place (Frankfurt Cologne between the connection points Neuwied / Old churches and Neustadt ( Wied) ) is named after the district Epgert.

The municipality consists of the two districts Krunkel and Epgert.


Research on the history of mining Krunkels showed that was smelted on site since 940 iron ore.

Until the beginning of the 19th century belonged to the Official Krunkel Herschbach in the Electorate of Trier. Due to the Imperial Diet Losing the area came in 1803 with the Principality of Nassau- Weilburg, 1806 after its accession to the Confederation of the Rhine to the Duchy of Nassau in 1815 by the Congress of Vienna to the Kingdom of Prussia. Under the newly established Prussian administration Krunkel in 1816 the mayor's office in the county Flammersfeld old churches, Region of Koblenz, and was assigned in 1822 to the Rhine province.

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

Parish council

The local council in Krunkel 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.


The local club is the SG - Epgert Obersteinebach - Krunkel.

Economy and infrastructure

Krunkel has a larger industrial area, which among other a rental company for American military vehicles there.