Höhr-Grenzhausen

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Höhr-Grenzhausen
Coat of arms of Höhr-Grenzhausen
Coat of arms
Höhr-Grenzhausen   is located in Germany
Höhr-Grenzhausen
Höhr-Grenzhausen
Coordinates: 50°26′06″N 7°40′16″E / 50.43500°N 7.67111°E / 50.43500; 7.67111Coordinates: 50°26′06″N 7°40′16″E / 50.43500°N 7.67111°E / 50.43500; 7.67111
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Höhr-Grenzhausen
Government
 • Mayor Michael Thiesen
Area
 • Total 15.87 km2 (6.13 sq mi)
Elevation 250 m (820 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,250
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56203
Dialling codes 02624
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.hoehr-grenzhausen.de

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”).

Together with the communities of Hillscheid, Hilgert and Kammerforst it has formed the Verbandsgemeinde of Höhr-Grenzhausen – a kind of collective municipality – since 1971.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Höhr-Grenzhausen lies roughly 10 km west of Montabaur, and 10 km northeast of Koblenz.

Politics[edit]

Town council[edit]

CDU SPD FWG FDP Grüne Total
2004 10 5 6 1 2 24 seats

(as of municipal election on 13 June 2004)

Town partnerships[edit]

Höhr-Grenzhausen maintains partnerships with these towns:

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Museums[edit]

In the town are found the Westerwald Ceramics Museum (Keramikmuseum Westerwald) and a museum of the town’s history.

Buildings[edit]

Sport[edit]

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[edit]

Economy[edit]

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.

Famous people[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Fries, Heribert (1993) (in German), Kurrimurri : Erinnerungen an die Kannenbäcker in Höhr-Grenzhausen, Höhr-Grenzhausen: Stadt Höhr-Grenzhausen, ISBN 3-9801311-3-0