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Gackenbach

Gackenbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur, a kind of collective municipality.GeographyLocationGackenbach lies in the Buchfinkenland in the southern Westerwald as well as in the geographical triangle between Koblenz, Limburg an der Lahn and Montabaur in the middle of the Nassau Nature Park.Constituent communitiesDiesDies lies below Gackenbach in the Gelbach Valley. It has roughly 70 to 75 inhabitants and is in a pleasant setting on the Gelbach.KirchährThe constituent community of Kirchähr also lies in the Gelbach Valley and consists mainly of the Karlsheim Kirchähr, a youth and meeting centre of the Bishopric of Limburg with its own campground for tents on the other side of the Gelbach.HistoryIn 1290, Gackenbach had its first documentary mention.PoliticsCommunity councilThe council is made up of 13 council members, including the extraofficial mayor, who were elected in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.Culture and sightseeingParksWild- und Freizeitpark WesterwaldIn Gackenbach is found the Wild- und Freizeitpark Westerwald, where visitors can observe many native species of animal as well as wisent in their natural habitat in an area of 4 ha. Also, there are a petting zoo, barbecue pits and a 400-m-long summer toboggan run.
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