Glauburg

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Glauburg
Coat of arms of Glauburg
Coat of arms
Glauburg is located in Germany
Glauburg
Glauburg
Coordinates: 50°19′N 9°0′E / 50.317°N 9.000°E / 50.317; 9.000Coordinates: 50°19′N 9°0′E / 50.317°N 9.000°E / 50.317; 9.000
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
Subdivisions 2 districts
Government
 • Mayor Carsten Kraetschmer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 12.67 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Elevation 130 m (430 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,985
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63695
Dialling codes 06041
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.glauburg.de

Glauburg is a municipality in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located approximately 33 kilometers northeast of Frankfurt am Main. Glauburg is a municipality of Glauberg and Stockheim. The city hall of Glauburg is in Stockheim.

The municipality was created in the municipal reform in 1971 from the districts of Glauberg and Stockheim. It is not far from the A 45 autobahn (Giessen-Hanau). Glauburg-Stockheim station is at the junction of the Frankfurt–Stockheim and the Gießen–Gelnhausen lines. The picturesque valley in the neighborhood Nidder Glauburg with its 3300 inhabitants has a good infrastructure, leading to a high standard of living and quality of life. In the idyllic landscape at the foot of the mountain birds with several protected areas around the Glauberg with its developed hiking trails you will find rest and relaxation from everyday stress.

History[edit]

Documented Stockheim first appears 1198; Glauberg is mentioned in the year 802 the first time. Glauburg Upper Hesse is one of the historically important cultural landscape and is situated at the foot of Glauberg that the new town was also the name. The fortifications on the Glauberg have long been known. The findings indicate a settlement of the high plateau of the Neolithic Age to the Middle Ages. The historic site is therefore one of the most important settlements in the region. With the sensational discovery in the years 1994-2000 a royal grave mound with several graves, a processional way and the unique statues under which an almost perfectly preserved sandstone Tele was a symbol of the Celtic world at Glauberg, Glauburg is now well become famous on archaeological specialist circles. Glauburg is the seat of the Celtic World Association - Archaeological sites in Germany eV.

Population[edit]

Stockheim 2035 Glauberg 1357

Glauburg 3392

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