Wabern, Hesse

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Wabern
Coat of arms of Wabern
Coat of arms
Wabern  is located in Germany
Wabern
Wabern
Coordinates: 51°06′N 09°20′E / 51.100°N 9.333°E / 51.100; 9.333Coordinates: 51°06′N 09°20′E / 51.100°N 9.333°E / 51.100; 9.333
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Schwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
 • Mayor Günter Jung (SPD)
Area
 • Total 51.4 km2 (19.8 sq mi)
Population (2014-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,243
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34590
Dialling codes 05683
Vehicle registration HR
Website www.wabern.de

Wabern is a community in the Schwalm-Eder district in northern Hesse, Germany. It lies on the Main-Weser Railway between Kassel and Frankfurt. From Wabern, the Edersee Railway runs to Bad Wildungen.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The main centre of Wabern lies on the Eder and Schwalm floodplain, a few kilometres south of where the Schwalm empties into the Eder.

Constituent communities[edit]

The community of Wabern consists of ten centres, the main centre, bearing the same name as the whole municipality, and the nine outlying villages of Hebel, Rockshausen, Falkenberg, Udenborn, Unshausen, Uttershausen, Zennern, Niedermöllrich and Harle.

Economy[edit]

For a long time, Wabern was an important railway hub, where the Sauerland Line to Brilon branched off the Frankfurt-Kassel-Hanover mainline. Today the branchline ends at Bad Wildungen.

A big sugar factory processes the sugar beets in the autumn. These are grown over a wide area around the community.

Politics[edit]

Municipal partnerships[edit]

Buildings[edit]

Jagd- und Lustschloss Wabern

The local stately home, Landgrave Karl von Hesse's Jagd- und Lustschloss Wabern (roughly "Wabern Hunting and Delight Palace"), was built in 1701, mainly so that the Landgrave could practise falconry in the nearby Reiherwald (forest). In 1770 some remodelling work was done under the well known Baroque architect Simon Louis du Ry. The Schloss nowadays houses a youth centre.

The Evangelical Church was likewise built in the 18th century. It has a Rococo organ worth seeing.

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