Ulrichstein is a small town in the Vogelsbergkreis in Hesse, Germany.

Ulrichstein
The castle
The castle
Coat of arms of Ulrichstein
Coat of arms
Location of Ulrichstein within Vogelsbergkreis district
Mittelhessen Vogelsberg Ulr.png
Ulrichstein is located in Germany
Ulrichstein
Ulrichstein
Ulrichstein is located in Hesse
Ulrichstein
Ulrichstein
Coordinates: 50°35′N 09°12′E / 50.583°N 9.200°E / 50.583; 9.200Coordinates: 50°35′N 09°12′E / 50.583°N 9.200°E / 50.583; 9.200
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionGießen
DistrictVogelsbergkreis
Government
 • MayorEdwin Schneider (Ind.)
Area
 • Total65.61 km2 (25.33 sq mi)
Elevation
614 m (2,014 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,985
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
35327
Dialling codes06645
Vehicle registrationVB
Websitewww.ulrichstein.de

GeographyEdit

LocationEdit

Ulrichstein lies in the Vogelsberg Mountains 614 m above sea level and is thereby Hesse's highest town. It is a recognized climatic spa and lies right near the "Hoherodskopf" nature reserve. It is above all the good climate and the unique landscape that invites visitors to linger a while.

Just northwest of town is the source of the river Ohm.

 
Excerpt from the Topographia Hassiae by Matthäus Merian, 1655

Neighbouring communitiesEdit

Ulrichstein borders in the north on the community of Feldatal, in the east on the community of Lautertal, in the south on the town of Schotten, in the southwest on the town of Laubach (Gießen district), and in the west on the community of Mücke.

Constituent communitiesEdit

In 1972, the town of Ulrichstein and the communities of Kölzenhain, Feldkrücken and Rebgeshain from the Lauterbach district, along with the communities of Bobenhausen, Helpershain, Ober-Seibertenrod, Unter-Seibertenrod and Wohnfeld from the Alsfeld district merged into a new municipality, today's town of Ulrichstein.

SightseeingEdit

Worth a visit are the stately home ruins.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Among Ulrichstein's claims to fame are its many windfarms. Ulrichstein was the first municipality in Middle Hesse to recognize that there was money to be earned from wind generators, and so the council invested heavily in this technology. Owing to the town's location in the High Vogelsberg with its ridges exposed to the wind, there are, of course, ideal conditions for windfarms.

In the main town – also called Ulrichstein – is a very large holiday village. Moreover, there are many weekend homes, whose owners come mostly from the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region.

ReferencesEdit

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

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