|• Mayor||Alois Fein|
|• Total||7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)|
|Elevation||240 m (790 ft)|
|• Density||270/km2 (710/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
- 1 Geography
- 2 History
- 3 Politics
- 4 Culture and sightseeing
- 5 Economy and infrastructure
- 6 References
- 7 Further reading
- 8 External links
The village is located in the Westerwald region between Montabaur and Limburg an der Lahn right at the boundary between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. Hundsangen is the biggest and also liveliest village in the Verbandsgemeinde of Wallmerod (some kind of collective municipality). Leisure facilities are abundant because of the geographic circumstances. Transport opportunities to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region and the Cologne/Bonn Region are well developed. Hundsangen offers its inhabitants a high quality of life.
A bigger hill, the so-called "Ollmersch", is a well-known sight of Hundsangen. The village hall is named Ollmerschhalle because of this hill.
In 1096, Hundsangen had its first documentary mention as Hundeszagel.
The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Culture and sightseeing
Hundsangen has a church choir, a men’s singing club and a music club.
In the Boschern forest are some cliffs from the time when Hundsangen was still on the seabed. They contain valuable marble, which has already been reported in the press.
Hundsangen’s first football team played for many years in the football Rheinlandliga.
The local shooting club’s athletes have also made it to the German Championships.
Besides all the classic sport offerings, those with ambitions in sport can find various possibilities in the HSV, the local sport club.
There are sporting grounds in the forest Am Buch with two football fields, and there is training in the main hall at the Ollmerschhalle. In the centre of Hundsangen, there is also a small football area. There is a shooting house in the Boschern forest.
Particularly impressive are the yearly Carnival events in this Westerwald community. Besides the Kappensitzungen held every year, the parade held every four years is a magnet for the public and draws tens of thousands of onlookers.
Economy and infrastructure
Right through the community runs Bundesstraße 8, linking Limburg an der Lahn and Hennef. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are Diez, Limburg an der Lahn and Montabaur on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt), some 9 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stops are the railway stations at Montabaur and Limburg Süd on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The Rhine-Main and Cologne urban agglomerations are thereby easily reached.
Hundsangen has at its disposal a Catholic kindergarten and a primary school. Secondary schools (Gymnasien in Hadamar, Limburg and Montabaur, Realschulen in Hadamar and Montabaur as well as Hauptschulen in Salz, Montabaur and Hadamar) are linked to the community by local public transport.
The official medium for citizen information in Hundsangen is the collective municipality’s weekly gazette. The Ortsgemeinde also conducts an official homepage with current news and information about the village, a Twitter account and a Facebook page.
- Swimming pool
- Town Hall
- St. Goar Catholic Parish Office
- Public bath
- "Gemeinden in Deutschland mit Bevölkerung am 31. Dezember 2015" (PDF). Statistisches Bundesamt (in German). 2016.
A book was written about Hundsangen on the occasion of its 900-year jubilee: Hundsangen - ein Westerwalddorf in neun Jahrhunderten
- Hundsangen (in German)