Wirscheid is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
The community lies in the Westerwald between Koblenz and Altenkirchen in the Kannenbäckerland (“Jug Bakers’ Land”, a small region known for its ceramics industry). Wirscheid belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.
In 1547, Wirscheid had its first documentary mention as Wersched.
The council is made up of 11 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Economy and infrastructure
Autobahn A 48 with its Höhr-Grenzhausen interchange (AS 12) lies 6 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.