For the river in Rhineland-Palatinate, see Nister (river).

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Coordinates: 50°40′33″N 07°50′18″E / 50.67583°N 7.83833°E / 50.67583; 7.83833Coordinates: 50°40′33″N 07°50′18″E / 50.67583°N 7.83833°E / 50.67583; 7.83833
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Hachenburg
  Mayor Juliane Vetter
  Total 5.42 km2 (2.09 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 965
  Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 57645
Dialling codes 02662
Vehicle registration WW

Nister is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.



The community lies north of Hachenburg on the river Nister. Nister belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.


In 1270, Nister had its first documentary mention.


Community council

The council is made up of 16 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

SPD Wählergemeinschaft Total
2004 9 7 16 seats

Economy and infrastructure


Nister is linked to the long-distance road network over Bundesstraße 414. The Autobahn interchanges Mogendorf and Dierdorf on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt) can be reached over Bundesstraßen 8 and 413. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

Public institutions

The community has at its disposal the Nauberghalle with various spaces to accommodate different activities, a football field, a tennis court with three places, a playing field with a streetball area, two children’s playgrounds and an extensive hiking path network.


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