Dernbach, Westerwaldkreis

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Coat of arms of Dernbach
Coat of arms
Dernbach  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722Coordinates: 50°27′31″N 7°47′14″E / 50.45861°N 7.78722°E / 50.45861; 7.78722
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Wirges
 • Mayor Joachim Letschert
 • Total 8.73 km2 (3.37 sq mi)
Elevation 260 m (850 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,447
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56428
Dialling codes 02602
Vehicle registration WW

Dernbach (Westerwald) is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It became nationally known for the Catholic order of the Dernbach Sisters.



The community lies north of Montabaur in the Nassau Nature Park. Since 1971 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Wirges, a kind of collective municipality.


In 1220, Dernbach had its first documentary mention as derinbach after the then baron.

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 21 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


Dernbach is headquarters to SIAG Schaaf Industrie AG, a corporation active in wind energy component manufacturing, steel construction, and silo, pipeline and facility building.


East of the community runs Bundesstraße 255 between Montabaur und Rennerod. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 3 km away. The junction between the A 3 and the A 48 is called the Dernbacher Dreieck, or “Dernbach Triangle”. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is at Montabaur station on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which crosses under the community’s western edge through the Dernbach Tunnel. Dernbach lies on the Lower Westerwald Railway (Unterwesterwaldbahn) to Limburg and Siershahn.

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

  • Maria Katharina Kasper (1820–1898), beatified founder of an order, the Arme Dienstmägde Jesu Christi (“Poor Serving Maids of Jesus Christ”)


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