Hohenlimburg was formerly the chief town of the county of Limburg-Hohenlimburg in medieval Germany, first documentary mentioned 1230, and belonged to the counts of Limburg. In the 13th century, Dietrich I of Isenberg recovered a small territory out of the previous possessions of his father Friedrich II of Isenberg, built a castle and took the title of count of Limburg, a family which still lives today in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Later Hohenlimburg passed to the counts of Bentheim-Tecklenburg. As of 1911, the castle of Hohenlimburg, which overlooks the town, was the residence of Prince Adolf of Bentheim-Tecklenburg.
Hohenlimburg station is on the Ruhr–Sieg railway and is served by two lines, Regional-Express service RE 16 (Ruhr-Sieg-Express) from Essen via Hagen to Siegen or Iserlohn and Regionalbahn service RB 91 (Ruhr-Sieg-Bahn) from Hagen to Siegen or Iserlohn, both running hourly.
Wilhelm Böing (3 May 1846 – 10 January 1890), who emigrated in 1868 from Hohenlimburg to the USA and became a timber merchant in Detroit, was the father of William Boeing, founder of the Boeing company.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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