|• Mayor||Michael Thiesen|
|• Total||15.87 km2 (6.13 sq mi)|
|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Höhr-Grenzhausen is a town in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is a centre for the ceramic industry in the Kannenbäckerland with a professional college for ceramics, another for ceramic form, and many others, hence the nickname Kannenbäckerstadt (roughly, “Jug Baking Town”).
(as of municipal election on 13 June 2004)
Höhr-Grenzhausen maintains partnerships with these towns:
Culture and sightseeing
In the town are found the Westerwald Ceramics Museum (Keramikmuseum Westerwald) and a museum of the town’s history.
- Evangelical church
- Grenzau Castle
- Limes Germanicus, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in particular the Ferbach fort
Höhr-Grenzhausen’s outlying centre of Grenzau is home to the TTC Zugbrücke Grenzau, a table tennis club involved in Bundesliga play. Likewise, the Rhineland-Palatinate table tennis Olympic base is found here.
Economy and infrastructure
RASTAL GmbH & Co. KG, which is a business established in Höhr-Grenzhausen, is one of Europe’s biggest manufacturers of decorated drinking vessels, especially beer glasses.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Anke Maggauer-Kirsche (1948- ), German lyricist and aphorist
- Paul Zimmerling (1927–2006), ceramicist
- Karlheinz Zöller (1928–2005), musician
- Manfred Reimann (1928- ), politician (SPD)
- Fries, Heribert (1993) (in German), Kurrimurri : Erinnerungen an die Kannenbäcker in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Höhr-Grenzhausen: Stadt Höhr-Grenzhausen, ISBN 3-9801311-3-0
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