Boden, Germany

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Coat of arms of Boden
Coat of arms
Boden  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°28′22″N 7°51′32″E / 50.47278°N 7.85889°E / 50.47278; 7.85889Coordinates: 50°28′22″N 7°51′32″E / 50.47278°N 7.85889°E / 50.47278; 7.85889
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Montabaur
 • Mayor Rudolf Eulberg
 • Total 2.30 km2 (0.89 sq mi)
Elevation 265 m (869 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 544
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56412
Dialling codes 02602
Vehicle registration WW

Boden is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.



The community lies north of Bundesautobahn 3, five kilometres from Montabaur. Through Boden’s rural area flows the Ahrbach. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Abutting Boden are, among others, Ruppach-Goldhausen, Heiligenroth, Moschheim, Niederahr and Meudt.


In 1211, Boden had its first documentary mention in the so-called Liber annalium iurium, in which were written down the Trier Archbishops’ extensive holdings. The first chapel was built in 1716. The Church of the Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt), built between 1914 and 1916 gives the village the look that it has today. An important rôle was played in Boden’s development by clay quarrying, whose effects can clearly be seen all around Boden.


Ruppach-Goldhausen is the parish’s main seat.


Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 8 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]


The Big Band Boden e.V. is known far beyond the bounds of the Westerwald and cheers concertgoers with a varied musical programme. From classic swing numbers (Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and others) and vocal classics (Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Michael Bublé) to soul, funk and pop classics, there is a broad programme on offer that has already entertained the 10,000 spectators at the Loreley.


Economy and infrastructure[edit]


Owing to its central location in western Germany and the well developed transport connections, Boden is easy to reach. Along the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Marburg. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur an der A 3 (CologneFrankfurt). The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The Kannenbäckerstrasse links Boden to Neuhäusel and runs through the Kannenbäckerland.


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