Niddatal

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Niddatal
Coat of arms of Niddatal
Coat of arms
Niddatal is located in Germany
Niddatal
Niddatal
Coordinates: 50°17′54″N 8°48′50″E / 50.29833°N 8.81389°E / 50.29833; 8.81389Coordinates: 50°17′54″N 8°48′50″E / 50.29833°N 8.81389°E / 50.29833; 8.81389
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
Subdivisions 4 districts
Government
 • Mayor Dr. Bernhard Hertel (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 40.21 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,258
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 61194
Dialling codes 06034
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.niddatal.de

Niddatal is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the Nidda River, 6 km southeast of Friedberg, and 22 km northeast of Frankfurt am Main.

The town is divided into four districts: Assenheim, Ilbenstadt, Kaichen, Bönstadt.

History[edit]

Assenheim[edit]

  • Assenheim was first mentioned as a township in 1139.
Assenheim Castle existed between the years 1170 – 1780. Its ruins are still visible today.[2]

Ilbenstadt[edit]

  • Ilbenstadt's first mention as an Eluistat was in 818. At the time, Ilbenstadt consisted of two cloisters.[3]
Its Church St. Maria, Petrus und Paulus was elevated to Basilica Minor status in 1929 by Pope : Pius XI..

Kaichen[edit]

A reconstructed Roman fountain near Niddatal-Kaichen.
  • Kaichen was founded by a Anshelmus de Cochene in 1231.[4]
Around 1400, Kaichens first church was built and rebuilt in 1737 and a Baptismal font had been added.
One of the most popular places in Kaichen is the Gericht zu Kaichen which was a court able declare to a death penalty.[4]

Bönstadt[edit]

In 1970, the townships of Assenheim, Ilbenstadt, Bönstadt and Kaichen merged to
form modern-day Niddatal.[5]
As of January 2009, the town's population stands at 9,360.[6]
The area is characterised by agricultural activities, but in its former past,
trade played a fundamental role in the local economy.[5]

Politics[edit]

Division of seats.

The local elections of 26 March 2006 yielded the following result:

Parties %
2006
Seats
2006
%
2001
Seats
2001
CDU Christian Democratic Union 42,3 13 39,9 12
SPD Social Democratic Party 37,1 12 35,9 11
GRÜNE Alliance '90/The Greens 7,2 2 8,5 3
FDP Free Democratic Party 4,3 1
FWG Free Voters Niddatal 9,1 3 15,7 5
Total 100,0 31 100,0 31
Poll in % 47,2 56,6

Sights[edit]

Ilbenstadt[edit]

Basilica Maria, St. Petrus und Paulus.
Basilica Maria St. Petrus und Paulus was donatet by St.
Gottfried von Cappenberg in 1123.
St. Cappenberg had been intermented there in 1127 and Pope Pius XI. elevated
the Church to Basilica Minor status in 1929.[7]
By courtesy of secularization in 1803, its clouster had been abrogated.
After World War II, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz rebought the
cloister from the state Hesse.[7]
Today the church is a representant of Ilbenstadt which is also visible because
of the eternalisation on town emblem. Regionally, the church is also known as
Dom der Wetterau (cathedral of Wetterau)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2013. 
  2. ^ Stadt Niddatal. Niddatal.de. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  3. ^ Stadt Niddatal. Niddatal.de. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b Stadt Niddatal. Niddatal.de. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  5. ^ a b Stadt Niddatal. Niddatal.de. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  6. ^ Stadt Niddatal. Niddatal.de. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b [1][dead link]