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City of Hungen
Coordinates: 50 ° 31 '12 "  N , 8 ° 54' 33"  E
Height : 185  (183-211)  m above sea level NHN
Area : 5.18 km²
Residents : 671  (Jun. 30, 2018)
Population density : 130 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : December 31, 1971
Postal code : 35410
Area code : 06402
Evangelical Reformed Church Nonnenroth

Nonnenroth is a district of Hungen in the central Hessian district of Gießen .

Geographical location

Nonnenroth is north of Hungen . State road 3007 and district roads 147, 148 and 149 run through the village. The village is located on the southeast side of a hill in the transition between Vogelsberg and Wetterau . The Rothbach flows below Nonnenroth.


Nonnenroth was first mentioned in a document in 1271 in the list of Falkensteiner courts as Lunrode . The spelling of the place name has changed several times over the centuries; the current version has been in use since 1798. The village used to belong to the "Hersfeldsche Mark". Today's landmark, a fortified church, was built on a hilltop, the bell tower of which was integrated into the new church. Over the centuries the church burned down three times by lightning. It was extensively restored in 2011. Another landmark is the stone cross, the exact origin of which is unknown, but was built on a basalt dome before 1600 .

In 1600 the village had around 60 houses, a bakery and a brewery and was secured by a village wall. The Thirty Years' War also caused great damage here. The village was sacked for the first time in 1621. During the war, Spanish, Swedish, Bavarian, French and Hessian troops quartered here. Almost all houses were destroyed, agriculture almost came to a standstill. It was not until 1698 that Nonnenroth had 22 houses again.

An internal water pipeline already existed in 1900 . In 1906 the village was connected to the long-distance water pipeline between Lauter and Bad Nauheim .

Territorial reform

On December 31, 1971, as part of the regional reform in Hesse, the community of Nonnenroth was voluntarily incorporated into the nearby small town of Hungen. For Nonnenroth, as for all districts, a local district with a local advisory board and local councilor was set up.

Territorial history and administration

The following list gives an overview of the territories in which Nonnenroth was located and the administrative units to which it was subordinate:

Courts since 1803

In the Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt , the judicial system was reorganized in an executive order of December 9, 1803. The “Hofgericht Gießen” was set up as a court of second instance for the province of Upper Hesse . The jurisdiction of the first instance was carried out by the offices or landlords and thus from 1806 the "Patrimonial Court of the Princes Solms-Braunfels" in Hungen was responsible for Nonnenroth. The court court was the second instance court for normal civil disputes, and the first instance for civil family law cases and criminal cases. The second instance for the patrimonial courts were the civil law firms. The superior court of appeal in Darmstadt was superordinate .

With the founding of the Grand Duchy of Hesse in 1806, this function was retained, while the tasks of the first instance 1821–1822 were transferred to the newly created regional and city courts as part of the separation of jurisdiction and administration. From 1822, the princes of Solms-Braunfels let the Grand Duchy of Hesse exercise their court rights on their behalf. " District Court Hungen " was therefore the name of the court of first instance that was responsible for Nonnenroth. The prince also waived his right to the second instance, which was exercised by the law firm in Hungen. It was only as a result of the March Revolution in 1848 that the special rights of the civil servants became final with the “Law on the Relationships of Classes and Noble Court Lords” of April 15, 1848 canceled.

On the occasion of the introduction of the Courts Constitution Act with effect from October 1, 1879, as a result of which the previous grand-ducal Hessian regional courts were replaced by local courts in the same place, while the newly created regional courts now functioned as higher courts, the name was changed to "Hungen Local Court" and allocation to the district of the regional court of Giessen .

On June 1, 1934, the Hungen District Court was dissolved and Nonnenroth was assigned to the Laubach District Court . On July 1, 1968, the Laubach District Court was dissolved and Nonnenroth was assigned to the Gießen District Court . The superordinate instances are now, the regional court Gießen , the higher regional court Frankfurt am Main and the federal court as last instance.


Population development

Nonnenroth: Population from 1830 to 2015
year     Residents
Data source: Historical municipality register for Hesse: The population of the municipalities from 1834 to 1967. Wiesbaden: Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt, 1968.
Further sources:; after 1970 city of Hungen; 2011 census

Religious affiliation

 Source: Historical local dictionary

• 1830: 414 Protestant residents
• 1961: 349 Protestant, 77 Roman Catholic residents

Gainful employment

 Source: Historical local dictionary

• 1961: Labor force: 123 agriculture and forestry, 77 prod. Trade, 22 trade, transport and communication, 15 services and other.

Culture and sights

Regular events

Traditionally, on Ascension Day, the village festival is celebrated in the town center, which is attended by numerous guests from near and far by bike and on foot. Other customs are the erection of the fool's tree and the maypole .


Dolles village

In 2013, Nonnenroth reached the finals of the Dolles Dorf competition held annually by Hessischer Rundfunk . Walsdorf won the final in Kassel , further finalists were the villages of Röhrenfurth and Neukirchen .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

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  2. Population figures including secondary residences. In: Internet presence. City of Hungen, archived from the original ; accessed in March 2019 .
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  5. ^ Main statute of the city of Hungen. P. 3 , accessed February 2019 .
  6. ^ Michael Rademacher: German administrative history from the unification of the empire in 1871 to the reunification in 1990. State of Hesse. (Online material for the dissertation, Osnabrück 2006).
  7. ^ Grand Ducal Central Office for State Statistics (ed.): Contributions to the statistics of the Grand Duchy of Hesse . tape 13 . G. Jonghause's Hofbuchhandlung, Darmstadt 1872, DNB  013163434 , OCLC 162730471 , p. 12 ff . ( Online at google books ).
  8. Wilhelm von der Nahmer: Handbuch des Rheinischen Particular-Rechts: Development of the territorial and constitutional relations of the German states on both banks of the Rhine: from the first beginning of the French Revolution up to the most recent times . tape 3 . Sauerländer, Frankfurt am Main 1832, OCLC 165696316 , p. 21st f., 438 ( online at google books ).
  9. Latest countries and ethnology. A geographical reader for all stands. Kur-Hessen, Hessen-Darmstadt and the free cities. tape  22 . Weimar 1821, p. 424 ( online at Google Books ).
  10. ^ Georg W. Wagner: Statistical-topographical-historical description of the Grand Duchy of Hesse: Province of Upper Hesse . tape 3 . Carl Wilhelm Leske, Darmstadt 1830, p. 135 ( online at Google Books ).
  11. Theodor Hartleben (Ed.): General German Justice, Camera and Police Fama, Volume 2, Part 1 . Johann Andreas Kranzbühler, 1832, p. 271 ( online at Google Books ).
  12. Law on the Conditions of the Class Lords and Noble Court Lords of August 7, 1848 . In: Grand Duke of Hesse (ed.): Grand Ducal Hessian Government Gazette. 1848 no. 40 , p. 237–241 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 42,9 MB ]).
  13. ^ Ordinance on the implementation of the German Courts Constitution Act and the Introductory Act to the Courts Constitution Act of May 14, 1879 . In: Grand Duke of Hesse and the Rhine (ed.): Grand Ducal Hessian Government Gazette. 1879 no. 15 , p. 197–211 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 17.8 MB ]).
  14. ^ Ordinance on the reorganization of district courts of April 11, 1934 . In: The Hessian Minister of State (Hrsg.): Hessisches Regierungsblatt. 1934 No. 10 , p. 63 ( Online at the information system of the Hessian State Parliament [PDF; 13.6 MB ]).
  15. Second law amending the Court Organization Act (Amends GVBl. II 210–16) of February 12, 1968 . In: The Hessian Minister of Justice (ed.): Law and Ordinance Gazette for the State of Hesse . 1968 No. 4 , p. 41–44 , Article 1, Paragraph 2 c) and Article 2, Paragraph 4 d) ( online at the information system of the Hessian State Parliament [PDF; 298 kB ]).
  16. Population: 1999–2007 ; 1971-2015 with secondary apartments (HWS corrected by 15)
  17. Selected data on population and households on May 9, 2011 in the Hessian municipalities and parts of the municipality. (PDF; 1 MB) In: 2011 Census . Hessian State Statistical Office;
  18. Walsdorf is a great village in 2013 , accessed on June 20, 2019