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Coat of arms of Hungen
Coat of arms
Hungen   is located in Germany
Location of Hungen within Gießen district
Landkreis Gießen Hungen.png
Coordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°E / 50.467; 8.900Coordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°E / 50.467; 8.900
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Gießen
District Gießen
 • Mayor Klaus Peter Weber
 • Total 86.75 km2 (33.49 sq mi)
Elevation 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 12,407
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 35410
Dialling codes 06402
Vehicle registration GI

Hungen is a town in the district of Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 20 km southeast of Gießen, and 18 km northeast of Friedberg. Surrounding towns are Laubach to the north, Nidda to the east, Wölfersheim to the south, and Münzenberg and Lich to the west.

The history of Hungen dates back to 782. In 1806 it came under the sovereignty of the Grand Duchy of Hesse.

Buildings of interest include the Hungen Castle, the Evangelical Church, parts of the medieval city wall and Hungen station.

Hungen in the media[edit]


Shmuel Spector, Geoffrey Wigoder, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust ISBN 0-8147-9356-8, New York University Press, 2001.


My Opposition: the Diaries of Friedrich Kellner

The railroad station of Hungen can be seen in this 2007 Canadian documentary, which recounts the story of Robert Scott Kellner and his grandfather, Friedrich Kellner, chief justice inspector of Laubach who wrote the anti-Nazi diary, "My Opposition."

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