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Aerial view
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Coat of arms of Butzbach
Coat of arms
Butzbach  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222Coordinates: 50°26′12″N 8°39′44″E / 50.43667°N 8.66222°E / 50.43667; 8.66222
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
 • Mayor Michael Merle (SPD)
 • Total 106.60 km2 (41.16 sq mi)
Elevation 199 m (653 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 25,557
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35510
Dialling codes 06033
Vehicle registration FB
Website www.stadt-butzbach.de

Butzbach (German pronunciation: [ˈbʊtsbax]) is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hessen, Germany. It is located approximately 16 km south of Gießen and 35 km north of Frankfurt am Main.

In 2007, the town hosted the 47th Hessentag state festival from 1 to 10 June.

The "Landgrafenschloss" ("landgraves' castle"), used by the United States Army until 1990, is now utilized by the city council. The so-called "Roman Way Housing" of the United States Army with more than 1000 apartments was returned to the German Government in October 2007 and since has been renovated and rented out to the public. The town's market place is enclosed by timber framing. The "Schrenzer" hill (or Heidelbeerberg, 385 m) overlooks the town and the country north of Frankfurt, called Wetterau. Another much higher mountain nearby is the Hausberg which features a look-out tower.

Boroughs of Butzbach[edit]

Butzbach consists of the boroughs Bodenrod, Butzbach (urban core), Ebersgöns, Fauerbach vor der Höhe, Griedel, Hausen-Oes, Hoch-Weisel, Kirch-Göns, Maibach, Münster, Nieder-Weisel, Ostheim, Pohl-Göns and Wiesental.

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]


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