|• Mayor||Ernst Müller|
|• Total||2.68 km2 (1.03 sq mi)|
|Elevation||370 m (1,210 ft)|
|• Density||46/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Bergenhausen is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Rhein-Hunsrück-Kreis (district) in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Simmern, whose seat is in the like-named town.
The municipality lies in the Hunsrück on both sides of the Simmerbach.
The village’s history goes back to Roman times. In 1293, Bergenhausen had its first documentary mention. Beginning in 1794, Bergenhausen lay under French rule. In 1815 it was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1946, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
Bergenhausen’s mayor is Ernst Müller.
Culture and sightseeing
The following are listed buildings or sites in Rhineland-Palatinate’s Directory of Cultural Monuments:
- Honigberg 2 – estate complex along the street; partly timber-frame, partly slated, 19th century; whole complex of buildings
- Kumbder Weg 1 – estate complex; timber-frame house plastered, half-hipped roof, first fourth of the 19th century, barn with two stables, latter half of the 19th century
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- Bergenhausen in the collective municipality’s webpages (German)
- Bergenhausen in the Wo-Simmern.de travel guide (German)
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