Ransbach-Baumbach

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Ransbach-Baumbach
Coat of arms of Ransbach-Baumbach
Coat of arms
Ransbach-Baumbach   is located in Germany
Ransbach-Baumbach
Ransbach-Baumbach
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
Government
 • Mayor Michael Merz (none)
Area
 • 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.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

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

History[edit]

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.

Partnerships[edit]

Schools and kindergartens[edit]

Sightseeing[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.

Other[edit]

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

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