Kelkheim, locally referred as "K-Town", is a town in the Main-Taunus district in Hesse, Germany.

Kelkheim
Former Franciscan abbey upon the Klosterberg (abbey hill) in the east of Kelkheim.
Former Franciscan abbey upon the Klosterberg (abbey hill) in the east of Kelkheim.
Coat of arms of Kelkheim
Coat of arms
Location of Kelkheim within Main-Taunus-Kreis district
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Kelkheim is located in Germany
Kelkheim
Kelkheim
Kelkheim is located in Hesse
Kelkheim
Kelkheim
Coordinates: 50°8′16″N 08°26′59″E / 50.13778°N 8.44972°E / 50.13778; 8.44972Coordinates: 50°8′16″N 08°26′59″E / 50.13778°N 8.44972°E / 50.13778; 8.44972
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictMain-Taunus-Kreis
Subdivisions6 Stadtteile
Government
 • MayorAlbrecht Kündiger
Area
 • Total30.65 km2 (11.83 sq mi)
Elevation
100-515 m (−1,590 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total29,055
 • Density950/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
65779
Dialling codes06195, 06198 (Eppenhain), 06174 (Ruppertshain)
Vehicle registrationMTK
Websitewww.kelkheim.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Located on the southwestern slopes of the Taunus mountains, Kelkheim is noted for its attractive scenery. Kelkheim is located approximately 10 km to the west of Frankfurt. Wiesbaden, the state capital of Hesse, is about 25 km away, while the Mainz, the state capital of Rhineland-Palatinate, is about 30 km away.

Town districtsEdit

Kelkheim is subdivided into six boroughs Kelkheim-Mitte, Münster, Hornau, Fischbach, Ruppertshain and Eppenhain.

Town partnershipsEdit

Kelkheim is twinned to the following towns:[2]

Public transportationEdit

Kelkheim station is connected to both Frankfurt and Königstein by rail, while bus connections exist to Eppstein, Königstein, Liederbach and Sulzbach. Frankfurt Airport serves as the city's main international airport and is located near to Kelkheim.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2018". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Website Kelkheim

External linksEdit