Allendorf, Giessen

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Coat of arms of Allendorf
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Allendorf is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°40′44″N 08°49′28″E / 50.67889°N 8.82444°E / 50.67889; 8.82444Coordinates: 50°40′44″N 08°49′28″E / 50.67889°N 8.82444°E / 50.67889; 8.82444
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Giessen
District Giessen
 • Mayor Horst Hormann
 • Total 22.01 km2 (8.50 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,129
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35469
Dialling codes 06407
Vehicle registration GI
Drawing of Allendorf from Topographia Hassiae by Matthäus Merian, 1655.

Allendorf (About this sound  ) is a small town in the district of Giessen, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated on the small river Lumda, 16 km south of Marburg, and 14 km northeast of Giessen.

Steinlager Allendorf[edit]

Steinlager Allendorf was a primitive American prison near the University of Marburg[.[1] where Nazi Germany general and staff officers (more than 200) such as Franz Halder and Heinz Guderian[2] and scientists such as Wilhelm Schaefer were interrogated after World War II.


  1. ^ "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2013. 
  2. ^ Christenson (translator) (16 December 1946). Manuscript B-271: Questions Asked General Guderian and Answers Given by General Guderian. Steinlager Allendorf: United States Army, European Command, Historical Division. pp. p1.