Hundsangen

Hundsangen is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Hundsangen
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Coat of arms of Hundsangen
Coat of arms
Location of Hundsangen within Westerwaldkreis district
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Hundsangen is located in Germany
Hundsangen
Hundsangen
Hundsangen is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Hundsangen
Hundsangen
Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 07°59′15″E / 50.45528°N 7.98750°E / 50.45528; 7.98750Coordinates: 50°27′19″N 07°59′15″E / 50.45528°N 7.98750°E / 50.45528; 7.98750
CountryGermany
StateRhineland-Palatinate
DistrictWesterwaldkreis
Municipal assoc.Wallmerod
Government
 • MayorMelanie Brühl
Area
 • Total7.63 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Elevation
240 m (790 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,056
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
56414
Dialling codes06435
Vehicle registrationWW
Websitehundsangen.de

GeographyEdit

 
View of the village from Ollmersch hill.

LocationEdit

The village is located in the Westerwald region between Montabaur and Limburg an der Lahn right at the boundary between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse. Hundsangen is the biggest and also liveliest village in the Verbandsgemeinde of Wallmerod (some kind of collective municipality). Leisure facilities are abundant because of the geographic circumstances. Transport opportunities to the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region and the Cologne/Bonn Region are well developed. Hundsangen offers its inhabitants a high quality of life.

A bigger hill, the so-called "Ollmersch", is a well-known sight of Hundsangen. The village hall is named Ollmerschhalle because of this hill.

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Hundsangen’s neighbours are Hadamar, Dornburg, Molsberg, Wallmerod, Weroth, Dreikirchen, Obererbach and Elz.

HistoryEdit

In 1096, Hundsangen had its first documentary mention as Hundeszagel.

At Hundsangen’s graveyard, a Roman medallion was found. Today it is found in the Nassau Antiquities Collection (Sammlung Nassauischer Altertümer) in Wiesbaden.

Culture and sightseeingEdit

MusicEdit

Hundsangen has a church choir, a men’s singing club and a music club.

BuildingsEdit

 
Aerial image of catholic church Saint Goar.

The Baroque parish church of St. Goar was built in 1726. The Romanesque churchtower, however, comes from the 12th century.

ParksEdit

In Hundsangen there are several heavily frequented forests, with, for example, an educational nature trail in the forest Am Buch and a barbecue pit in the Boschern forest.

Natural monumentsEdit

In the Boschern forest are some cliffs from the time when Hundsangen was still on the seabed. They contain valuable marble, which has already been reported in the press.

SportEdit

FootballEdit

Hundsangen’s first football team played for many years in the football Rheinlandliga.

Shooting clubEdit

The local shooting club’s athletes have also made it to the German Championships.

Sport facilitiesEdit

There are sporting grounds in the forest Am Buch with two football fields, and there is training in the main hall at the Ollmerschhalle. In the centre of Hundsangen, there is also a small football area. There is a shooting house in the Boschern forest.

Regular eventsEdit

Hundsangen always holds its kermis in August, on the weekend after Assumption.

Particularly impressive are the yearly Carnival events in this Westerwald community. Besides the Kappensitzungen held every year, the parade held every four years is a magnet for the public and draws tens of thousands of onlookers.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

TransportEdit

Right through the community runs Bundesstraße 8, linking Limburg an der Lahn and Hennef. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are Diez, Limburg an der Lahn and Montabaur on the A 3 (CologneFrankfurt), some 9 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stops are the railway stations at Montabaur and Limburg Süd on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line. The Rhine-Main and Cologne urban agglomerations are thereby easily reached.

EducationEdit

Hundsangen has at its disposal a Catholic kindergarten and a primary school. Secondary schools (Gymnasien in Hadamar, Limburg and Montabaur, Realschulen in Hadamar and Montabaur as well as Hauptschulen in Salz, Montabaur and Hadamar) are linked to the community by local public transport.

Public institutionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand 2019, Kreise, Gemeinden, Verbandsgemeinden". Statistisches Landesamt Rheinland-Pfalz (in German). 2020.

Further readingEdit

A book was written about Hundsangen on the occasion of its 900-year jubilee: Hundsangen - ein Westerwalddorf in neun Jahrhunderten

External linksEdit