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Coat of arms of Dausenau
Coat of arms
Dausenau   is located in Germany
Location of Dausenau within Rhein-Lahn-Kreis district
Dausenau in EMS.svg
Coordinates: 50°20′07″N 7°45′50″E / 50.33528°N 7.76389°E / 50.33528; 7.76389Coordinates: 50°20′07″N 7°45′50″E / 50.33528°N 7.76389°E / 50.33528; 7.76389
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Rhein-Lahn-Kreis
Municipal assoc. Bad Ems
 • Mayor Jürgen Linkenbach
 • Total 9.81 km2 (3.79 sq mi)
Elevation 94 m (308 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,247
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56132
Dialling codes 02603
Vehicle registration EMS
Website www.bad-ems.de
Colored steel engraving: "View from Dausenau", around 1844.

Dausenau is a municipality in the district of Rhein-Lahn, in Rhineland-Palatinate, in western Germany.

Dausenau was one of the oldest possessions of the counts of Nassau and the arms thus show the lion of Nassau. The village was granted city rights in 1348, but these west later lost again. The seals of Dausenau showed from at least the 15th century until 1568 a seal with the arms and St. Castor as a supporter, he is the patron saint of the local church. In an 18th-century seal only the picture of Lady Justice was shown, not a shield with the lion. The present arms were granted in 1937 and go back to the old seal.

Leaning Tower[edit]

The south-eastern watchtower in the historic city wall (most parts of which still exist) is being held for the most leaning tower in the world, outdoing the Guinness record holder, the Leaning Tower of Suurhusen, by 0.03 degrees, according to a 2003 measurement. However, the Book of Records denied entry, stating it was rather a ruin than a tower.


External links[edit]

  • Dausenau und seine Geschichte - ein Heimatbuch vom Arbeitskreis Ortschronik Dausenau Online