|• Mayor||Dieter Wisser|
|• Total||1.46 km2 (0.56 sq mi)|
|Elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|• Density||210/km2 (530/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Enspel lies 10 km northwest of Westerburg on a bank on the west slope of the Stöffel, a basalt mountain. The community’s structure is based on the nearby basalt quarries which were worked beginning about 1900. Worth seeing are the mighty crevices and outcrops in the Stöffel. Since 1972 Enspel has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality.
The council is made up of 9 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 7 June 2009.
Economy and infrastructure
South of the community runs Bundesstraße 255 leading from Montabaur to Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt). Enspel lies on the Oberwesterwaldbahn (railway) to Limburg and Au (Sieg). From there, the cities of Cologne, Koblenz, Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden may be reached directly. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
- Fire brigade
- "Stöffelhalle" village association house
- "Am Stöffel" Guesthouse – self-catering
- Blockhütte (cabin)
- Jugendraum (“Youth Room”)
- Football area
- Two playgrounds
- Entrance to Stöffel-Park
- Enspel (German)
- This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
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