Alsbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Siegen. Fifty-four percent of the rural area is wooded. Alsbach belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality.
In 1143, Alsbach had its first documentary mention. From 1806 it belonged to the Duchy of Nassau. In 1866 it passed to Prussia.
Coat of arms
The community’s arms are based on those formerly borne by the Counts of Wied, Alsbach’s former overlords.
Economy and infrastructure
South of Alsbach runs the Autobahn A 48. The nearby Brexbachtalbahn (railway) is no longer in service.
- Bernd Lang (born 1950), politician