Hundsangen

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Hundsangen
Coat of arms of Hundsangen
Coat of arms
Hundsangen   is located in Germany
Hundsangen
Hundsangen
Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 07°59′15″E / 50.45528°N 7.98750°E / 50.45528; 7.98750Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 07°59′15″E / 50.45528°N 7.98750°E / 50.45528; 7.98750
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Westerwaldkreis
Municipal assoc. Wallmerod
Government
 • Mayor Alois Fein
Area
 • Total 7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,077
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 56414
Dialling codes 06435
Vehicle registration WW
Website www.hundsangen.de

Hundsangen is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Geography[edit]

View of the village from Ollmersch hill.

Location[edit]

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.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Hundsangen’s neighbours are Hadamar, Dornburg, Molsberg, Wallmerod, Weroth, Dreikirchen, Obererbach and Elz.

History[edit]

In 1096, Hundsangen had its first documentary mention as Hundeszagel.

At Hundsangen’s graveyard, a Roman medallion was found. Today it is found in the Nassau Antiquities Collection (Sammlung Nassauischer Altertümer) in Wiesbaden.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

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[edit]

Music[edit]

Hundsangen has a church choir, a men’s singing club and a music club.

Buildings[edit]

Aerial image of catholic church Saint Goar.

The Baroque parish church of St. Goar was built in 1726. The Romanesque churchtower, however, comes from the 12th century.

Parks[edit]

In Hundsangen there are several heavily frequented forests, with, for example, an educational nature trail in the forest Am Buch and a barbecue pit in the Boschern forest.

Natural monuments[edit]

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.

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

Hundsangen’s first football team played for many years in the football Rheinlandliga.

Shooting club[edit]

The local shooting club’s athletes have also made it to the German Championships.

Other[edit]

Besides all the classic sport offerings, those with ambitions in sport can find various possibilities in the HSV, the local sport club.

Sport facilities[edit]

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.

Regular events[edit]

Hundsangen always holds its kermis in August, on the weekend after Assumption.

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[edit]

Transport[edit]

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 (CologneFrankfurt), 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.

Education[edit]

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.

Media[edit]

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.

Public institutions[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

A book was written about Hundsangen on the occasion of its 900-year jubilee: Hundsangen - ein Westerwalddorf in neun Jahrhunderten

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