Kautenbach was a commune in the canton of Wiltz until January 1, 2006, when it was merged with the commune of Wilwerwiltz to form the new commune of Kiischpelt. The law creating Kiischpelt was passed on 14 July 2005. Until 17 April 1914, the commune was known as 'Alscheid', after its former administrative centre. On that date, the administrative centre was moved from Alscheid to Kautenbach. The ancient Schuttbourg Castle is located near the Village of Kautenbach.