Freusburg

 

Location: Freusburg Siedlung, Rhineland-Palatinate Map

Constructed: 10th century

 

Freusburg is a district and a district of the city of Kirchen (Sieg) in the district of Altenkirchen (Westerwald) in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. Until 1969 Freusburg was an independent municipality.

The place is named after Freusburg Castle. It lies between Mudersbach and Kirchen on the right or north of the Sieg. Freusburg consists of the old village of Freusburg around the castle of the same name, now a youth hostel, the Freusburg-Struth development area and the Backhaus district, which lies south of the Sieg River.

History
For the first time Freusburg was mentioned in 913 under the name "Fruodeesbraderofanc" (Bifanc on the Fruodberg). Bifanc means estate or manor. The first documented entry dates from 1048. It is estimated that the actual castle was built around 1100. In earlier times the place (Vroitzburg) had a high court.

On June 7, 1969, the previously independent community of Freusburg with then 1187 inhabitants was incorporated into Kirchen (Sieg).

Politics
Local advisory board
Freusburg is designated as a local district of the city of Kirchen (Sieg) and has a local advisory board and an honorary mayor.

Since the last election, the local council has consisted of eight local council members. In the local elections on May 26, 2019, these advisory board members were elected in a personalized proportional representation.

Transport links
Rail transport
Freusburg has a railway stop of the same name on the Sieg line, which is served by trains on the RB90 (Westerwald-Sieg-Bahn) Kreuztal-Siegen-Wissen (Sieg) -Au (Sieg) -Altenkirchen (Westerwald) -Hachenburg-Nistertal / Bad Marienberg- Westerburg-Diez East Limburg an der Lahn as well as the line RB93 (Rothaarbahn) Bad Berleburg-Kreuztal-Siegen-Betzdorf (Sieg) of the Hessische Landesbahn HLB, area Dreiländerbahn according to the Rhineland-Palatinate cycle is approached every hour in both directions.
Road traffic
Freusburg is on the B 62.