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


Schutzenbach lies in the valley of the Daade along Route 280 and along a side valley of this stream is about four kilometers southeast of Betz village and also has four kilometers southwest of Herdorf. The place has a breakpoint of Daadetalbahn.


Already in 1370 is mentioned a protective Hütte, thus giving an indication of ore mining and processing.

Schutzenbach belonged until 1806 to the County of Sayn- ​​old churches. The village was divided, one part belonged to the parish Gebhardshain and Office Freusburg, the other to the parish and to the Official Daaden Friedewald. The county of Sayn- ​​old churches came 1791 on the Erbweg to Prussia, and was awarded in 1803 Reichsdeputationshauptschluss the Principality of Nassau- Usingen. 1806 came the two princes of Nassau in the Napoleonic Confederation of the Rhine, so that the region of 1806 belonged to the Duchy of Nassau. Because of the Congress of Vienna (1815 ) agreements the territory of the former saynischen counties of the Kingdom of Prussia was ceded.

Under the Prussian administration Schutzenbach was assigned to the newly built district of Old churches of the mayoralty Daaden that belonged from 1822 to the Rhine province.

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

Parish council

The local council in Schutzenbach 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.

Former mayor


Until around 1800 existed at the Daade an ironworks and a hammer mill. In several mines on the slopes surrounding the village of ore was mined. The remains of the studs are still partially visible.

Today offer smaller industrial and craft jobs locally.


Schutzenbach is so far the only place to find the mineral Euchroit known German.


In Schutzenbach is a stop on the Daadetalbahn that connects to Daaden and Betz village. From Betzdorf made ​​travel options with the Rhein-Sieg- Express to Cologne, Siegen or casting.


In place Schutzenbach eV and the chess club " King Knight " Schutzenbach 1965 are active in the area of ​​sports, SV 70.

Cultural monuments

→ List of cultural monuments in Schutzenbach