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Coat of arms of Schrecksbach
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Schrecksbach   is located in Germany
Location of Schrecksbach within Schwalm-Eder-Kreis district
Kassel Fulda (district) Hersfeld-Rotenburg Kassel (district) Marburg-Biedenkopf Waldeck-Frankenberg Vogelsbergkreis Vogelsbergkreis Werra-Meißner-Kreis Knüllwald Homberg (Efze) Frielendorf Schwarzenborn Neukirchen Oberaula Ottrau Schrecksbach Willingshausen Schwalmstadt Gilserberg Jesberg Neuental Bad Zwesten Borken Morschen Malsfeld Wabern Felsberg Spangenberg Melsungen Körle Guxhagen Edermünde Gudensberg Niedenstein FritzlarSchrecksbach in HR.svg
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Coordinates: 50°50′N 9°17′E / 50.833°N 9.283°E / 50.833; 9.283Coordinates: 50°50′N 9°17′E / 50.833°N 9.283°E / 50.833; 9.283
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
 • Mayor Erich Diehl (SPD)
 • Total 36.61 km2 (14.14 sq mi)
Elevation 280 m (920 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,078
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34637
Dialling codes 06698
Vehicle registration HR

Schrecksbach is a community in the Schwalm-Eder district in Hesse, Germany.



Schrecksbach lies in the southern part of Schwalm-Eder on the River Schwalm, and forms the border with the Vogelsbergkreis.

Constituent communities[edit]

The following centres belong to the greater community::

  • Hof Röllhausen
  • Holzburg
  • Röllshausen
  • Salmshausen
  • Schönberg
  • Schrecksbach
  • Trockenbach


Schrecksbach is a very old place that was mentioned in one of Charlemagne's documents as "Screggesbaha am Sualmanahafluß" as early as 782.

The community itself was first mentioned in 1223.

On 31 October 1806, Napoleon's army overran the country. Elector William I fled and was unseated. At this time, Schrecksbach was occupied by enemy (ie French) troops, suffering heavily as a result.


Municipal council[edit]

Municipal council is made up of 23 members.

  • CDU 4 seats
  • SPD 11 seats
  • UWG (citizens' coalition) 5 seats
  • FWG (citizens' coalition) 3 seats

(as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006)

Economy and infrastructure[edit]


The community is connected to the buslines through the railway stations at Schwalmstadt-Treysa and Alsfeld.


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