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Coat of arms of the local community Hahnstätten
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Coordinates: 50 ° 18 '  N , 8 ° 4'  E

Basic data
State : Rhineland-Palatinate
County : Rhein-Lahn district
Association municipality : Aar facility
Height : 145 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.7 km 2
Residents: 2946 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 275 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 65623
Area code : 06430
License plate : EMS, DIZ, GOH
Community key : 07 1 41 051
Association administration address: Burgstrasse 1
56368 Katzenelnbogen
Website : www.hahnstaetten.de
Local Mayor : Joachim Egert
Location of the local community Hahnstätten in the Rhein-Lahn district
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Hahnstätten is a municipality in the Rhein-Lahn district in Rhineland-Palatinate . It belongs to the municipality of Aar-Einrich . Hahnstätten is designated as a basic center in accordance with state planning .

Hahnstätten also includes the Wirtsmühle and Silberfeldhof residential areas and part of the Zollhaus area .


Hahnstätten is mentioned for the first time on June 9, 790 in a certificate from Charlemagne under the name "haonstad", in which he gave several settlements around the central town of Oberneisen to the Prüm Abbey , including Hahnstätten. In 845, King Ludwig the German gave 70 acres of land to the monastery in Kettenbach , which later became the monastery of St. Severus in Gemünden in the Westerwald . At the latest under Hermann I of Swabia , Hahnstätten and several surrounding towns were transferred to the Conradines . At this time Hahnstätten belonged to the Niederlahngau , in which the Counts of Diez followed the Conradins as the dominant sex in the middle of the 11th century. With the reign of Neuweilnau , Hahnstätten went to the Walramische line of the House of Nassau at the division of 1326 and to Nassau-Weilburg in 1355 .

In the following centuries, parts of the place came to other owners, and individual rights or shares in Hahnstätten were also pledged. The Lords of Eppstein , the Counts of Königstein , von Katzenelnbogen , the Landgraves of Hesse , the Electors of Trier and various Nassau lines owned , among others .

By 1326 at the latest, Hahnstätten was the seat of a central court , which was called the “office” from the 16th century onwards. Netzbach , Lohrheim , Oberneisen and, from the 16th century at the latest, Kaltenholzhausen and Schiesheim belonged to the court . The Hohlenfels Castle in this area was excluded from the court as a separate legal district. In addition to Nassau, the Central Court also had Kurtrier and Landgrave Hessian mayors at times .

Count Heinrich III. von Diez (1189–1234) founded the church in Hahnstätten in 1217. In 1533 Hahnstätten was reformed . In 1731 the church was enlarged and equipped with the current pulpit. A school was established in 1582 and devastated by soldiers in 1634. Classes then took place in the rectory, which was expanded in 1737. A school for the 54-member Jewish community is also documented for 1713. There is evidence of a town hall for 1580, a bakery for 1588 and a community smithy for 1695.

In addition to agriculture, viticulture was also practiced, but this went out in the early 17th century. A separate market is mentioned for the first time in 1601, a mill in 1336. In the following centuries, numerous mills were added, including oil and fulling mills. The mining of iron ore can be documented from 1364. It was further processed in several forest smithies . A lime kiln is mentioned in 1715.

Hahnstätten was the administrative headquarters of the Hahnstätten community until June 30, 2019 , which then became part of the Aar-Einrich community.

The earliest information on the number of inhabitants comes from 1526 and mentions 38 households, in 1624 57 houses are guaranteed and 1750 282 inhabitants.

Population development

The development of the population of Hahnstätten, the values ​​from 1871 to 1987 are based on censuses:

year Residents
1815 561
1835 816
1871 1,082
1905 1,220
1939 1,377
1950 1,876
year Residents
1961 2,041
1970 2,253
1987 2,613
2005 2,895
2017 2,933


Municipal council

The municipal council in Hahnstätten consists of 20 council members, who were elected in a personalized proportional representation in the local elections on May 26, 2019 , and the honorary local mayor as chairman.

The distribution of seats in the municipal council:

choice SPD CDU FDP FWG total
2019 6th 3 - 11 20 seats
2014 8th 3 1 8th 20 seats
2009 7th 4th 2 7th 20 seats
2004 7th 5 1 7th 20 seats

* FWG = Free Association of Voters Hahnstätten e. V.


The local mayor of Hahnstätten is Joachim Egert (FWG). In the direct election on May 26, 2019, he was re-elected with 80.27% of the vote.

coat of arms

Hahnstätten coat of arms
Blazon : "In gold three (1: 2) blue lilies."

The coat of arms was awarded on January 22, 1938 by the President of the Province of Hessen-Nassau.

Justification of the coat of arms: The coat of arms adopts the shield that has been included in all municipal seals since 1816. The local tradition that it was the coat of arms of the Knights of Hahnstätten, who had their seat here in the 13th and 14th centuries, cannot be documented. The place, which belonged to the Neuweilnau rule, fell to the Counts of Nassau in 1326. The Nassau colors were used for the coat of arms, but in a mixed up sequence. In older times Hahnstätten had a S (IGEL) D (ES) GRICHT ZV HOSTETTE (N) (impressions 1558–1627), which leaned against each other with the Nassau and Diez-Weilnau shield and above it the church patron St. Nicholas as bishop with the Crook shows.

Parish partnership

Since 1988 the community of Hahnstätten has maintained a community partnership with Nordhastedt in Dithmarschen .

Culture and sights

  • Biebersteinsches Schloss (the Baron Marshal von Bieberstein )
  • Nassauer Hof
  • Evangelical Parish Church of St. Nicholas
Evangelical parish church

See also: List of cultural monuments in Hahnstätten

Economy and Infrastructure


Hahnstätten is on federal highway 54 and has a disused station on the Aartalbahn . In the near future, this will be reactivated on the section from Limburg to Zollhaus every hour. Hahnstätten should get a stop again . The closest long-distance train station is Limburg Süd train station .

Established businesses

Limestone quarry

In the north of the municipality are the Schaefer lime works with a limestone quarry, most of which lies in the district of Oberneisen and the bottom of which is 24 m above sea level (as of June 2013), the lowest point in Rhineland-Palatinate. Hahnstätten was the seat of the Nassau private brewery Heckelmann-Kuhn GmbH.


In Hahnstatten regularly trolley rides offered by the working group Aartalbahn that are used every year by thousands of visitors.

The Loreley-Aar Cycle Path starts and ends in Hahnstätten. The Aartal cycle and hiking trail and the Aar high trail also run through Hahnstätten.

Born in Hahnstätten

Web links

Commons : Hahnstätten  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate - population status 2019, districts, communities, association communities ( help on this ).
  2. a b regional data. State Statistical Office of Rhineland-Palatinate
  3. State Statistical Office Rhineland-Palatinate (ed.): Official directory of the municipalities and parts of the municipality. Status: January 2018 [ Version 2020 is available. ] . S. 42 (PDF; 2.2 MB).
  4. ^ Heinrich Beyer : Mittelrheinisches Urkundenbuch , Volume I. Hölscher, Coblenz 1860, p. 39, document 35 ( dilibri Rheinland-Pfalz )
  5. a b c Ferdinand Luthmer: The architectural and art monuments of the Lahn area . Keller, Frankfurt a. M. 1907, p. 258 ( dilibri Rhineland-Palatinate )
  6. ^ The Regional Returning Officer Rhineland-Palatinate: Local elections 2019, city and municipal council elections
  7. ^ The Regional Returning Officer of Rhineland-Palatinate: direct elections 2019. see Aar-Einrich, Verbandsgemeinde, 14th line of results. Retrieved November 21, 2019 .
  8. ^ Karl Ernst Demandt and Otto Renkhoff : Hessisches Ortswappenbuch C. A. Starke Verlag, Glücksburg / Ostsee 1956, p. 195.
  9. ^ Resolution of the regional rail passenger transport association Rhineland-Palatinate-North (PDF; 149 kB)