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|• Mayor||Edwin Schneider (Ind.)|
|• Total||65.61 km2 (25.33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||614 m (2,014 ft)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
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.
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.
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.
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.