Ransbach-Baumbach is a town in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Ransbach-Baumbach is the seat of the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach, a kind of collective municipality.

Ransbach-Baumbach
Coat of arms of Ransbach-Baumbach
Coat of arms
Location of Ransbach-Baumbach within Westerwaldkreis district
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Ransbach-Baumbach is located in Germany
Ransbach-Baumbach
Ransbach-Baumbach
Ransbach-Baumbach is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Ransbach-Baumbach
Ransbach-Baumbach
Coordinates: 50°27′58″N 7°43′31″E / 50.46611°N 7.72528°E / 50.46611; 7.72528Coordinates: 50°27′58″N 7°43′31″E / 50.46611°N 7.72528°E / 50.46611; 7.72528
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Ransbach-Baumbach
Subdivisions2
Government
 • MayorMichael Merz (none)
Area
 • Total12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
Elevation
300 m (1,000 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,715
 • Density640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56235
Dialling codes02623
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.ransbach-baumbach.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

The community lies in the Westerwald about 10 km northwest of Montabaur, and 15 km northeast of Koblenz.

HistoryEdit

In 1330, the parish of Ransbach had its first documentary mention. Already in 959, however, the Montabaurer Zehntbeschreibung (a “description of tithes”), speaks of the vanished community of Desper (Dedinsburg) near Ransbach. In 1373, the name Babenbach for Baumbach crops up. In 1969, Ransbach and Baumbach were merged into one community. In 1971, in the course of municipal restructuring, the Verbandsgemeinde of Ransbach-Baumbach was founded. In 1975, Ransbach-Baumbach was granted town rights.

PartnershipsEdit

Schools and kindergartensEdit

SightseeingEdit

Ransbach-Baumbach lies in the heart of the Kannenbäckerland, a small region known for its ceramics industry.

  • Many pottery works in and around Ransbach-Baumbach
  • 40-m-high lookout tower on the Köppel
  • Yearly pottery market on the first weekend in October
  • Erlenhofsee (lake)

OtherEdit

Since 1676 the Fohr Brewery has been in Ransbach-Baumbach.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.