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Coat of arms of Cölbe
Coat of arms
Cölbe   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 50°51′02″N 08°47′03″E / 50.85056°N 8.78417°E / 50.85056; 8.78417Coordinates: 50°51′02″N 08°47′03″E / 50.85056°N 8.78417°E / 50.85056; 8.78417
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Marburg-Biedenkopf
 • Mayor Volker Carle (Ind.)
 • Total 26.66 km2 (10.29 sq mi)
Elevation 213 m (699 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 6,799
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35091
Dialling codes 06421/ 06427
Vehicle registration MR
Website www.coelbe.de
Kasseler Straße in Cölbe
The town hall (former railway station)
Passive solar office of Wagner company

Cölbe is a community in Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.


Cölbe's municipal area lies on the southern edge of the Burgwald, a low mountain range and part of the Hessisches Bergland (Hessian Highland), and borders directly on the university city of Marburg to the south. The namesake constituent community is found on a bow in the river Lahn where it bends from its mainly easterly flow to a mainly southerly one.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Cölbe borders in the northwest on the town of Wetter, in the northeast on the town of Rauschenberg, in the east on the town of Kirchhain, in the south on the town of Marburg, and in the west on the community of Lahntal (all in Marburg-Biedenkopf).


The community consists of six constituent communities named Bernsdorf, Bürgeln, Cölbe, Reddehausen, Schönstadt and Schwarzenborn.

Coat of arms[edit]

Cölbe's civic coat of arms might be described thus: Gules a bend argent surmounted by six hearts reversed gules in bend three and three. Reversed hearts are also taken in heraldry as stylized testicles.


  • Fußballverein 1927 Cölbe (football)
  • Fröhlicher Kreis e.V. Cölbe ("Merry District")
  • Turnverein 06 Cölbe e.V. (Gymnastics)
  • Freiwillige Feuerwehr Cölbe – Bürgeln (Volunteer fire brigade)
  • Schützenverein 1930/63 Cölbe e.V. (Shooting club)
  • Männergesangsverein Cölbe 1878 e.V. (Men's singing club)
  • Bläserchor 1901 Schönstadt e.V. (Brass Band)


Municipal council[edit]

As of municipal elections on 26 March 2006, seats on municipal council are apportioned thus:

SPD 12 seats
CDU 9 seats
BL (citizens' coalition) 5 seats
Greens 5 seats



Cölbe would very much like to be the European Union's centre point

The Institute for Theoretical Geodesy in Bonn has ascertained that the European Union's centre point after the 2004 expansion lies at the coordinates 50°51′10″N 8°46′43″E / 50.85278°N 8.77861°E / 50.85278; 8.77861 (Geographical centre of the European Union (Bonn calculation)). This spot is to be found within Cölbe's municipal limits, 895 m from the community's own centre point. Newer efforts delving into this question, however, have yielded different results, putting the EU's centre point at Kleinmaischeid in the Westerwald.


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