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Coat of arms of Ransbach-Baumbach
Coat of arms
Ransbach-Baumbach   is located in Germany
Location of Ransbach-Baumbach within Westerwaldkreis district
Ransbach Baumbach im Westerwaldkreis.png
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
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Ransbach-Baumbach
 • Mayor Michael Merz (none)
 • Total 12.14 km2 (4.69 sq mi)
Elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,561
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56235
Dialling codes 02623
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.ransbach-baumbach.de

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.



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


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.


Schools and kindergartens[edit]


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)

Famous people[edit]

The tenor Johannes Kalpers grew up in Ransbach-Baumbach. So, too, did the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Cologne, Prelate Dr. Dominik Schwaderlapp.


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