City of Waldkappel
|Height :||265 (257-272) m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||2.48 km²|
|Residents :||87 (Feb 17, 2015)|
|Population density :||35 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st October 1971|
|Postal code :||37284|
|Area code :||05656|
Friemen is located just under 3 km south-southwest of the Waldkappel core town in the Stölzinger Mountains at the confluence of the Hetzebach and the Schemmerbach . 1.7 km south-southeast, the rises Ziegenküppel and about 2.5 km (depending crow ) northeast of Mäuseberg , on each of which is an observation tower. In the village where the Kanonenbahn used to run past, the state road 3227 (Friemen– Mäckelsdorf ) branches off from the L 3226 ( Burghofen –Friemen – Waldkappel).
The village was first mentioned in 1317 under the name Vriemannes . Friemen was once a manor district . At that time Gut Buttlar was dominant. On the outskirts there was a submerged moated castle , on the foundations of which a mansion was built in 1742 .
In 1939 the place had 178 inhabitants. In the course of the regional reform in Hesse , Friemen came to the city of Waldkappel on October 1, 1971.
The Protestant parish church of Friemens is a small late Gothic building with a massive basement from 1498. The distinctive two-storey lattice tower was added in 1718 and the nave was changed at the same time . Behind the altar is the pulpit from the end of the 17th century on a stone foot from 1619. On the north wall is the epitaph of Hermann von Hundelshausen, who kneels with his wife in front of a crucifixion. Because of its artistic, structural and historical importance, the church is a protected cultural monument.
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