Stahlhofen am Wiesensee

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Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Coat of arms of Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Coat of arms
Location of Stahlhofen am Wiesensee within Westerwaldkreis district
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Stahlhofen am Wiesensee is located in Germany
Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Stahlhofen am Wiesensee is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Stahlhofen am Wiesensee
Coordinates: 50°35′15″N 7°59′25″E / 50.58750°N 7.99028°E / 50.58750; 7.99028Coordinates: 50°35′15″N 7°59′25″E / 50.58750°N 7.99028°E / 50.58750; 7.99028
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Westerburg
Government
 • MayorGünther Raspel
Area
 • Total2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Elevation
430 m (1,410 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total348
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56459
Dialling codes02663
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitewww.stahlhofen-am-wiesensee.de

Stahlhofen am Wiesensee is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is not to be confused with Stahlhofen, another community in the same district, but in the Verbandsgemeinde of Montabaur.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Stahlhofen am Wiesensee lies 3 km northeast of Westerburg, on a bank near the Wiesensee’s west shore. Since 1972 it has belonged to what was then the newly founded Verbandsgemeinde of Westerburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Stahlhofen am Wiesensee’s neighbours are Pottum, Hergenroth, Winnen and Halbs.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 9 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Buildings[edit]

The old village school from 1830 is a protected monument.

Sport[edit]

The Wiesensee (lake) has an area of roughly 80 ha and offers not only hikes around it but also bathing, sailing, surfing and angling. Near the lake is also found a golf course.

View of the lake in summer
View of the lake in winter

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

North of the community runs Bundesstraße 255, linking Montabaur and Herborn. The nearest Autobahn interchange is Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2018 - Gemeindeebene". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2019.

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