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Coat of arms of the Langgöns community
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Coordinates: 50 ° 30 '  N , 8 ° 40'  E

Basic data
State : Hesse
Administrative region : to water
County : to water
Height : 222 m above sea level NHN
Area : 52.54 km 2
Residents: 11,690 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 222 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 35428
Primaries : 06403, 06447, 06085, 06033
License plate : GI
Community key : 06 5 31 009
Address of the
municipal administration:
St.-Ulrich-Ring 13
35428 Langgöns
Website :
Mayor : Marius Reusch ( CDU )
Location of the municipality of Langgöns in the district of Gießen
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Langgöns is a municipality in the central Hessian district of Gießen .


The community is located about 10 km south of Gießen and about 10 km north of Butzbach .

Geographical location

Topographically, the community is divided into a western part with the districts Espa , Cleeberg and Oberkleen on the hilly and wooded northern foothills of the Taunus ( Wetzlarer Hintertaunus ) and an eastern part with the districts Lang-Göns , Dornholzhausen and Niederkleen on the transition to the northern Wetterau to the Giessen basin ( Großenlindener hill country ). All districts are located in the catchment area of ​​the Kleebach and, with the exception of Lang-Göns and Espa, are also traversed by the Kleebach itself. Espa is at the end of the Kleebach valley, which rises there below the village. Lang-Göns is the only district outside of the Kleebach Valley and is instead on the Gönsbach , a right tributary of the Kleebach.

Expansion of the municipal area

The municipality has a length of approx. 14.6 km on the longest intersection and 2.2 km on the shortest.

Neighboring communities

Langgöns borders in the north on the city of Linden , in the east on the city of Pohlheim (both district of Gießen), in the south on the city of Butzbach ( Wetteraukreis ), in the southwest on the community Waldsolms ( Lahn-Dill district ), and in the west on the Municipalities of Schöffengrund and Hüttenberg (both Lahn-Dill district).

Community structure

Langgöns consists of the six districts Cleeberg , Dornholzhausen , Espa , Lang-Göns , Niederkleen and Oberkleen .


First mention

  • Cleeberg: 768, document from Lorsch Abbey
  • Dornholzhausen: 815, Lorsch Codex as Holzhausen ; 1294 as Durreholzhusen
  • Espa: 1347, document from Butzbach
  • Lang-Göns: 777, document from the Lorsch monastery, as Guniser Marka ; 1233 Long Gunse
  • Niederkleen: 774, certificate, as Cleheimer Marka ; 1255, certificate Niederkleen ; 1299, charter Knight of Cleen
  • Oberkleen: 774 certificate, as Cleheimer Marka , Clehen ; 1197 Differentiation between Oberkleen and Niederkleen


The necknames are spoken in the Upper Hessian dialect (high German in brackets).

  • Cleeberg: "Stoarätz" (stone marten)
  • Espa: "music men"
  • Dornholzhausen: "donkey"
  • Lang-Göns: "Speckmäus"
  • Niederkleen: "Rinnerche" (little cattle)
  • Oberkleen: "Essigstoppe" (vinegar stopper)

Territorial reform

As part of the regional reform in Hesse , the municipalities of Cleeberg, Dornholzhausen, Espa and Kleenheim (merger of the municipalities of Niederkleen and Oberkleen on December 31, 1971) of the former district of Wetzlar and the municipality of Lang-Göns of the former district of Gießen became the new ones on January 1, 1977 Langgöns community merged . Since Langgöns was formed from several independent communities, the community is also referred to as a large community . Local districts with local advisory councils and local councilors were formed for all formerly independent communities . The district of Lang-Göns was set as the administrative seat. After the city of Lahn was dissolved in 1979, the Lahn-Dill district was also divided again, with the Langgöns community becoming part of the Gießen district.

Population development

In December 2015, a total of around 15,000 residents were registered in Langgöns, around half of them in the Lang-Göns district.

  • Cleeberg: 1150
  • Dornholzhausen: 1100
  • Espa: 700
  • Lang-Göns: 6700
  • Niederkleen: 1250
  • Oberkleen: 1200


Community representation

The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:

Distribution of seats in the municipal council 2016
A total of 37 seats
Parties and constituencies %
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 33.9 12 34.2 13 35.0 13 40.7 15th
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 31.7 12 33.8 12 38.6 14th 37.7 14th
GREEN Alliance 90 / The Greens 12.3 5 15.9 6th 10.2 4th 9.6 4th
FWG Free voter community 16.1 6th 12.4 5 11.7 4th 12.1 4th
FDP Free Democratic Party 6.0 2 3.6 1 4.6 2 - -
total 100.0 37 100.0 37 100.0 37 100.0 37
Voter turnout in% 49.4 48.7 46.1 55.0
New Langgöns Town Hall (construction period 2000–2001)


The mayor Horst Röhrig (SPD), who was in office from June 1, 1995, was re-elected for a fourth term on December 2, 2012 with 59.7% of the votes in the first ballot. His opponent Hans Noormann (GREEN) received 40.3%. On May 31, 2019, Röhrig retired after 24 years as mayor. In the mayoral election on October 28, 2018, Marius Reusch (CDU) scored 60.9% and was elected as the new mayor after the SPD had appointed the mayor for 61 years. His opponent Sabrina Zeaiter (SPD) was defeated in the direct election with 39.1%.

coat of arms

The coat of arms was approved on October 11, 1977 by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior.

Blazon : "In gold over a green clover leaf, two diagonally crossed swords with handles pointing upwards."


The flag was approved on March 22, 1979 by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior.

Description of the flag: "On a wide red central panel, flanked by narrow red and yellow striped side panels, in the upper part the municipal coat of arms."

Partner communities


  • In 1963 the sponsorship for the expelled Sudeten Germans from Groß-Dittersdorf in the Bärn district was taken over.
  • On December 12, 1976, this group of people founded the Altvater Tower Association . The destination of the Jeseníky Mountains should be rebuilt at a suitable location.

Culture and sights

Cultural monuments


  • Bärner Heimatstube of the Heimatkreis Bärn e. V.
  • Niederkleen local history museum



A part of the Wehrholz forest east of the Niederkleener quarry and the Kümmelberg near Cleeberg are nature reserves (Gießen district) .


  • The SG Kleenheim women's handball team reached 12th place in the second Bundesliga South in the 2004/2005 season.
  • Motocross races of the Hessen Cup take place on the motorcycle sports grounds of the AMC Langgöns eV (in the DMV) .
  • The highest-playing football club in the larger community is FC-Cleeberg (regional league Gießen / Marburg).
  • TSV Langgöns has a women's soccer team that has existed since 1975 and organizes a national indoor tournament every year. The women's soccer team plays in the regional league.
  • The Langgöns riding and driving club, which has existed since 1982
  • The Schützenverein Cleeberg SV 1905 is the oldest club in the Langgöns community.

Regular events

  • Lang-Gönser Christmas market
  • Forest art
  • Street music festival in the Cleeberg district
  • Tent fair in the districts of Dornholzhausen, Niederkleen and Oberkleen

Economy and Infrastructure

Established businesses

In Langgöns there is a factory of Gallus Druckmaschinen GmbH , a subsidiary of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG .


The A 485 begins at Lang-Göns. The B 3 and the Main-Weser-Bahn (train station in Lang-Göns) run through the municipality . Langgöns belongs to the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV).

The mail center for routing region 35 of Deutsche Post for the Central Hesse area is located in the western industrial area of ​​Langgöns .


Sons and daughters of the church

Other personalities

  • Hans Henning Atrott (born January 12, 1944 in Klaipéda, Lithuania), former managing director of the World Federation of Right-to-die-Societies, initiator of euthanasia after the Second World War in Germany, critic of Christianity, in Dornholzhausen from 1956 to 1960
  • Eva Briegel (born December 3, 1978 in Leonberg), singer of the band Juli , grew up in Langgöns

See also: Pohl-Göns , Ebersgöns , Kirch-Göns (all districts of the nearby Butzbach )


Further literature in the articles of the individual districts
  • Birgit Metzig: 25 years of the Langgöns community: 1977–2002 a kaleidoscope from the 6 districts. Langgöns municipality, 2001
  • Cultural monuments in Hessen. District of Gießen II: The municipalities of Buseck, Fernwald, Grünberg, Langgöns, Linden, Pohlheim and Rabenau , monument topography Federal Republic of Germany, State Office for Monument Preservation Hesse (publisher), Konrad Theiss Verlag, 2010, ISBN 978-3806221787
  • Ina-Maria Greverus: The Hessian village . 1st edition, Insel-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 1982, ISBN 3-458-14782-9 .
  • Literature on Langgöns in the Hessian Bibliography

Web links

Commons : Langgöns  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hessian State Statistical Office: Population status on December 31, 2019 (districts and urban districts as well as municipalities, population figures based on the 2011 census) ( help ).
  2. Marei Söhngen-Haffer: The historical first mentions of the Langgöns districts Cleeberg, Dornholzhausen, Espa, Lang-Göns, Niederkleen and Oberkleen. In: Communications of the Upper Hessian History Association. Vol. 98, 2013, pp. 209-228.
  3. Law on the reorganization of the Biedenkopf and Marburg districts and the city of Marburg (Lahn) (GVBl. II 330-27) of March 12, 1974 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1974 No. 9 , p. 154 , § 12 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 3.0 MB ]).
  4. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 365 and 380 .
  5. Local councils of the Langgöns community. In: website. Langgöns municipality, accessed February 2019 .
  6. Districts on the website of the municipality of Langgöns, accessed in December 2016.
  7. ^ Result of the municipal election on March 6, 2016. Hessian State Statistical Office, accessed in April 2016 .
  8. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 27, 2011
  9. ^ Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 26, 2006
  10. ↑ Mayoral election of Langgöns 2018 , accessed on January 9, 2019.
  11. Direct elections in Langgöns. Hessian State Statistical Office , accessed in January 2019 .
  12. Approval of a coat of arms of the municipality of Langgöns, Lahn-Dill-Kreis dated October 11, 1974 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1977 No. 44 , p. 2097 , item 1368 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 7,8 MB ]).
  13. ^ Approval of a flag of the municipality of Langgöns, Lahn-Dill-Kreis dated March 2, 1979 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1979 No. 16 , p. 803 , point 1368 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 9.3 MB ]).
  14. ^ "Kümmelberg" nature reserve (NSG 04) ,