Schlüchtern

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Schlüchtern
Coat of arms of Schlüchtern
Coat of arms
Schlüchtern is located in Germany
Schlüchtern
Schlüchtern
Coordinates: 50°21′N 09°31′E / 50.350°N 9.517°E / 50.350; 9.517Coordinates: 50°21′N 09°31′E / 50.350°N 9.517°E / 50.350; 9.517
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Main-Kinzig-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Falko Fritzsch (SPD)
Area
 • Total 113.30 km2 (43.75 sq mi)
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,018
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 36381
Dialling codes 06661
Vehicle registration MKK, GN, SLÜ
Website www.schluechtern.de

Schlüchtern is a town in the Main-Kinzig district, in Hessen, Germany. It is located on the river Kinzig at the southwest of a hill called Landrücken, approx. 30 km southwest of Fulda.

History[edit]

The town evolved from a monastery founded in the 8th century, enlarged during the following centuries and closed down during the reformation. Since then the convent buildings hosted a public school. They were reconstructed - including the gothic church - during the 19th century. However, the oldest part of the monument, a crypt from Carolingian times, has been preserved.

Transportation[edit]

Schlüchtern is connected to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main region by the A 66 and the Kinzig Valley Railway (Kinzigtalbahn) at Schlüchtern station, both connecting Frankfurt am Main and Fulda.

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