|• Mayor||Hans Ulrich Weidenfeller|
|• Total||4.75 km2 (1.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Gackenbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Culture and sightseeing
- 5 Economy and infrastructure
- 6 Notable people
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Dies lies below Gackenbach in the Gelbach Valley. It has roughly 70 to 75 inhabitants and is in a pleasant setting on the Gelbach.
The constituent community of Kirchähr also lies in the Gelbach Valley and consists mainly of the Karlsheim Kirchähr, a youth and meeting centre of the Bishopric of Limburg with its own campground for tents on the other side of the Gelbach.
In 1290, Gackenbach had its first documentary mention.
The council is made up of 13 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.
Culture and sightseeing
Wild- und Freizeitpark Westerwald
In Gackenbach is found the Wild- und Freizeitpark Westerwald (“Westerwald Wilderness and Amusement Park”), where visitors can observe many native species of animal as well as wisent in their natural habitat in an area of 4 ha. Also, there are a petting zoo, barbecue pits and a 400-m-long summer toboggan run.
Economy and infrastructure
F. Stephan Medizintechnik GmbH manufactures devices for medical use.
- Martin Stadtfeld, pianist
- "Bevölkerungsstand 2017 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2018.
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