From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coat of arms of Wolfhagen
Coat of arms
Wolfhagen is located in Germany
Location of Wolfhagen within Kassel district
Wolfhagen in KS mit Labels.svg
Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167Coordinates: 51°19′N 09°10′E / 51.317°N 9.167°E / 51.317; 9.167
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Kassel
District Kassel
 • Mayor Reinhard Schaake (Ind.)
 • Total 111.95 km2 (43.22 sq mi)
Elevation 242 - 385 m (−1,021 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total 13,121
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 34466
Dialling codes 05692
Vehicle registration KS, HOG, WOH
Website www.wolfhagen.de

Wolfhagen is a town in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is located 12 km southeast of Bad Arolsen, and 23 km west of Kassel on the German Timber-Frame Road. In 1992, the town hosted the 32nd Hessentag state festival.

A Topographia Hassiae of Wolfhagen in 1655


The mayor Reinhard Schaake (independent) was elected in 1999. Schaake was reelected in 2005 and 2011.[2]

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Theodor Kleinschmidt

Popular Event[edit]

Wolfhagen should not be confused with the similarly named Wolfshagen in the Harz, where each year thousands of Germans come to celebrate Walpurgis.[3]


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). September 2018.
  2. ^ "Walpurgis in Wolfshagen in the Harz". Walpurgis in Wolfshagen in the Harz.
  3. ^ Matthias, Brunnert; Nils, Vöge (April 30, 2016). ""Wolfshake Witch's Breed" celebrates Walpurgis Night". Weser Kurier.

External links[edit]