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Coat of arms of Ruschberg
Coat of arms
Ruschberg  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°37′18″N 7°17′24″E / 49.62167°N 7.29000°E / 49.62167; 7.29000Coordinates: 49°37′18″N 7°17′24″E / 49.62167°N 7.29000°E / 49.62167; 7.29000
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Birkenfeld
Municipal assoc. Baumholder
 • Mayor Alfred Heu (SPD)
 • Total 7.45 km2 (2.88 sq mi)
Elevation 410 m (1,350 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 769
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 55776
Dialling codes 06783
Vehicle registration BIR

Ruschberg is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Birkenfeld district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Baumholder, whose seat is in the like-named town.



Ruschberg lies on the Baumholder Bach southwest of the 563 m-high Feldberg. It also lies in the Westrich, an historic region that encompasses areas in both Germany and France.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Ruschberg borders in the north on the Baumholder Troop Drilling Ground, in the east on the town of Baumholder, in the southeast on the municipality of Fohren-Linden, in the southwest on the municipality of Berglangenbach, in the west on the municipality of Heimbach and in the northwest on the municipality of Reichenbach.

Constituent communities[edit]

Also belonging to Ruschberg are the outlying homesteads of Clarashall (baryte mine), Haus Mohrenmühle, Im Inkelrech, Lauersmühle and Seibertsmühle.[2]


Municipal council[edit]

The council is made up of 12 council members, who were elected by proportional representation at the municipal election held on 7 June 2009, and the honorary mayor as chairman.

The municipal election held on 7 June 2009 yielded the following results:[3]

  SPD CDU Total
2009 8 4 12 seats
2004 8 4 12 seats


Ruschberg’s mayor is Alfred Heu.[4]

Coat of arms[edit]

The municipality’s arms might be described thus: Per fess, argent issuant from the line of partition a demilion azure armed and langued gules, and azure a hammer and pick per saltire of the first surmounted by an ear of wheat between two ears of rye all couped, palewise and Or.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]


  • Catholic women’s club
  • Eschelbacher Natur- und Angelfreunde (friends of nature and angling)
  • Evangelische Frauenhilfe (Evangelical women’s aid)
  • Fußballclub 1921 (football)
  • Mixed choir
  • Ruschberg “Germania” music club
  • Shooting club
  • Sport club
  • VdK local chapter (service club)
  • Volunteer fire brigade

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Public institutions[edit]


Running a few kilometres south of the municipality is the Autobahn A 62 (KaiserslauternTrier). Serving nearby Heimbach is a railway station on the Nahe Valley Railway (BingenSaarbrücken). There has been no railway station in Ruschberg itself since the 1981 when the Heimbach (Nahe)–Baumholder Railway ceased passenger operations.


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