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|Administrative region :||to water|
|Height :||142 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||43.1 km 2|
|Residents:||6702 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||155 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||65606|
|Primaries :||06482 (Villmar),
06474 (Aumenau, Falk Bach, Langhecke, Seelbach)
|License plate :||LM, WEL|
|Community key :||06 5 33 015|
|LOCODE :||DE VMR|
|Address of the
|Mayor :||Matthias Rubröder ( CDU )|
|Location of the municipality of Villmar in the Limburg-Weilburg district|
Villmar is located in the Lahn valley between the Westerwald and Taunus , about 10 km east of Limburg . In terms of natural space, the southwestern municipal area encompasses the eastern part of the Limburg basin ( Villmarer Bucht ), an almost flat, 2–3 km wide terrace area opening to the west at an altitude of 160–180 m, in which the narrow, winding Untertal of the Lahn is approx. 50 m deep is incised. Due to the mild climate and the extensive, mighty loess loam soils , intensive agricultural use prevails here. To the north of this is the more heavily wooded Weilburger Lahntal area (220–260 m) with the Weilburger Lahntal and the Gaudernbacher Platte , where arable farming is limited to individual loess islands. In the southeast rises the north-western part of the Eastern Hintertaunus ( Langhecker Lahntaunus ) , which is also more heavily forested, with the Villmarer Galgenberg (277 m) as its westernmost outpost after the Limburg Basin, which is visible from afar. The highest point (332 m) in the district is located southeast of the Langhecke district, the lowest point (114 m) is the Lahn on the western border with the town of Runkel.
Located in the geological Lahn basin, Villmar is rich in mineral resources from the Middle Devonian (silver, iron ore, roof slate, limestone), of which the polishable mass limestone (called Lahn marble ) is reef limestone and has particular economic importance. In addition to reef limestone, the extensive, mostly greenish diabastuff , also known as scarf stone , was widely used as building material (e.g. for ring walls, rectory and basements of most older buildings). The younger deposits from the Tertiary are the Villmarer Galgenberg were, however, few of minor importance mined on a small scale sand and gravel in the area. Tertiary volcanism left behind individual basalt deposits near Falkenbach, Seelbach and Weyer, but mining has stopped today.
Villmar borders in the northwest on the town of Runkel , in the northeast on the municipality of Weinbach , in the east on the market town of Weilmünster , in the south on the municipalities of Selters and Brechen , and in the west on the city of Limburg an der Lahn (all in the district of Limburg-Weilburg) .
The capital Villmar is first mentioned in a document in 1053 when Emperor Heinrich III. donated the royal court of Villmar to the St. Matthias Abbey in Trier . Of particular importance is the abbot's right to appoint a secular guardian , which has already been added in the deed of donation , which is equivalent to a sovereign rank. In 1154, Archbishop Hillin of Trier confirmed the ownership of the Villmar church and issued a list of a total of 14 places subject to a ten-year obligation, including today's parishes of Seelbach , Aumenau and Weyer . Presumably in the same year a forgery of the original document, which was backdated to the year 1054 and contains both the Vogteirecht and the scope of the parish and thus the tithe, was created. The places Aumenau and Weyer were mentioned in writing as early as the 8th century, Falkenbach and Langhecke followed in the 13th and 14th centuries. However, indirectly it can be concluded from other documents that an independent parish Villmar must have existed before the year 910; the place name Villmar even indicates a pre-Franconian origin of the place.
In 1166, an electoral trierial ministerial family “von Villmar” who had apparently recently immigrated from Koblenz is documented for the first time . Although the name “von Koblenz” appears later in the family, it was named after Villmar from the late 13th century. The family wore their coat of arms in red and white quarters or squares. In the 14th century, a side branch of the family formed in Hadamar . The family has possessions around Villmar and Limburg , around Montabaur , around Delkenheim Castle in the Rheingau and in the Wetterau . In 1428 the family died out.
Counts from the House of Isenburg , in whose service the House of Villmar also stood , appeared as bailiffs from the 13th century . In the 15th and 16th centuries the House of Solms was also guarded. The sovereignty of the Villmarer district, which also includes today's Runkel district of Arfurt , was subsequently contested by the Diezer Gaugrafen and later, as their legal successor in Cent Aumenau after 1366, by the Counts of Wied-Runkel . From the 13th century, the efforts of the Trier electors to gain sovereignty over Villmar can also be proven. In 1346 Villmar received city rights at the instigation of the Elector Baldwin of Luxembourg , combined with an attempt to appropriate Villmar. Like the subsequent conquest of Villmar by Kurtrier in 1359, this was ultimately unsuccessful, despite the demolition of the fortifications, as a corresponding legal basis could not be proven. The conflict with the Villmar bailiffs reached its climax in 1360 with the destruction of Gretenstein Castle, built by Philipp von Isenburg near Villmar, by the Trier coadjutor Kuno von Falkenstein . In 1536 a large part of the town was destroyed by fire. The controversial territorial affiliation was clarified in the 16th century when, with the consent of the St. Matthias Abbey, the Villmar Bailiwick was sold to Kurtrier by the Isenburg-Büdinger and Solms-Münzenberg bailiffs for 14,000 Frankfurt guilders in 1565 . In 1596 an agreement was reached with the County of Wied-Runkel, which renounced sovereignty over the Villmar-Arfurter district and made this area a district of Kurtrier. This also had consequences for denominational affiliation: while Villmar (and Arfurt) remained unaffected by the Reformation under spiritual land and state sovereignty, the Wied towns of Seelbach, Falkenbach, Aumenau and Weyer first became Lutheran from 1562 and Calvinist from 1587/88 . The income of the abbey as landlord, including the church tithes, remained unaffected until 1803.
After the fall of the electoral state and the Holy Roman Empire , Villmar belonged to the new Duchy of Nassau from 1806 , which was annexed by Prussia in 1866 . After the Second World War, Villmar became part of the newly formed state of Hesse in 1946 . The freedom movement of 1848 meant that the Villmar Catholics made a pilgrimage to the pilgrimage chapel Maria Hilf Beselich for many decades and impressively proclaimed their faith there.
A devastating fire raged in the village on February 18, 1861. According to an estimate by the Nassau Fire Insurance Fund, the damage amounted to 117,175 guilders and thus around two thirds of the total damage in 1861 in the Duchy.
In 1862 the Villmar station on the newly built Lahn Valley Railway was completed. However, the station was on the opposite bank of the Lahn, so it could only be reached by ferry or boat. The construction of a bridge had already been requested several times in the previous centuries. Next to the train station, there were several marble processing companies on the opposite side of the Lahn. When the river was dredged, also in the 19th century, a ford was destroyed that the Villmar farmers had previously used to reach their fields. In 1886 the local parliament decided to build a bridge. However, construction work did not begin until the summer of 1894. In November of the following year, the structure was opened to traffic. On December 12, 1944, an Allied bomb just barely missed this bridge and instead destroyed a restaurant. However, the Lahn Valley Railway was possibly the actual target.
On June 23, 1945, the first refugees came to Villmar. In January 1946, barracks that the Wehrmacht had built in the “Über Lahn” quarry were prepared to temporarily accommodate around 500 refugees. The Limburg district administration appointed August Falk, who had already been a community representative in Villmar before 1933, as warehouse manager. Some of the 1200 refugees from the Sudetenland who arrived in Weilburg on February 8, 1946 on the first major transport were sent to the camp. In December of that year there were only around 50 people in the camp. The camp was no longer used by January 1947 at the latest. Villmar itself took in around 550 refugees in the post-war years.
As part of the regional reform in Hesse , the municipalities of Villmar, Falkenbach, Langhecke and Seelbach merged on December 31, 1970 on a voluntary basis to form the new municipality of Villmar. On February 1, 1971, Villmar and Allmenau again merged to form the new municipality of Villmar. At 31 December 1971 Weyer (formerly independent communities was Oberlahnkreis ) in the municipality of Villmar incorporated , which was granted the right in 2002, the name of market town to lead. Local districts according to the Hessian municipal code were not established.
Territorial history and administration
The following list shows an overview of the territories in which Villmar was, or administrative units, which are subordinate to:
- before 1053: Holy Roman Empire , royal court of Villmar (East Franconian imperial estate )
- from 1053: Holy Roman Empire , rulership of Villmar of St. Matthias Abbey (Trier) in Lahngau
- from 1596: Holy Roman Empire , Electorate Trier , Lower Archbishopric, Villmar Office (later Limburg Office )
- before 1803: Holy Roman Empire , Electorate Trier , Lower Archbishopric, Limburg Office , Villmar Court
- from 1803: Holy Roman Empire, Principality of Nassau-Weilburg (through Reichsdeputationshauptschluss ), Limburg Office
- from 1806: Duchy of Nassau , Limburg Office
- from 1816: German Confederation , Duchy of Nassau , Office of Runkel
- from 1849: German Confederation, Duchy of Nassau, Limburg District Office
- from 1854: German Confederation, Duchy of Nassau, Office of Runkel
- from 1867: North German Confederation , Kingdom of Prussia , Province of Hessen-Nassau , Administrative Region of Wiesbaden , Oberlahnkreis
- from 1871: German Empire , Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Hessen-Nassau, administrative district of Wiesbaden, Oberlahnkreis
- from 1918: German Empire, Free State of Prussia , Province of Hessen-Nassau, Administrative Region of Wiesbaden, Oberlahnkreis
- from 1944: German Empire, Free State of Prussia, Nassau Province , Oberlahnkreis
- from 1945: American zone of occupation , Greater Hesse , Wiesbaden district, Oberlahn district
- from 1949: Federal Republic of Germany , State of Hesse , Wiesbaden district, Oberlahnkreis
- from 1968: Federal Republic of Germany, State of Hesse, administrative district Darmstadt , Oberlahnkreis
- from 1974: Federal Republic of Germany, State of Hesse, administrative district Darmstadt, district Limburg-Weilburg
- from 1981: Federal Republic of Germany, State of Hesse, Gießen district, Limburg-Weilburg district
|Villmar: Population from 1834 to 2015|
|Data source: Historical municipality register for Hesse: The population of the municipalities from 1834 to 1967. Wiesbaden: Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt, 1968. |
Further sources:; 1972 :; 1976 :; 1984 :; 1992 :; 2010, 2015 :; 2010:
From 1970 including the towns incorporated into Hesse as part of the regional reform .
Source: Historical local dictionary
|1885:||81 Protestant (= 3.90%), 1927 Catholic (= 92.78%) and 7 (= 0.34%) other Christians, 62 Jews (= 2.99%)|
|1961:||219 Protestant (= 7.93%) and 2521 Catholic (= 91.31%) residents|
The local elections on March 6, 2016 produced the following results, compared to previous local elections:
||Parties and constituencies||%
|SPD||Social Democratic Party of Germany||34.4||11||43.2||13||41.8||13||45.9||14th|
|CDU||Christian Democratic Union of Germany||33.7||10||34.7||11||42.9||13||41.4||13|
|AAV||Active alternative Villmar||9.1||3||6.2||2||5.5||2||4.9||2|
|UFBL||Independent Free Citizens List||22.9||7th||8.3||3||-||-||-||-|
|FW||Free voter community Villmar||-||-||7.7||2||7.7||2||7.8||2|
|FDP||Free Democratic Party||-||-||-||-||2.2||1||-||-|
|Voter turnout in%||55.4||52.5||53.7||58.8|
badges and flags
coat of arms
Blazon : "A continuous red cross in silver, covered with a black heart shield, with a golden halberd and a silver key crossed at an angle."
The coat of arms of the municipality of Villmar in what was then Oberlahnkreis was approved by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior on June 12, 1970 . It was designed by the Bad Nauheim heraldist Heinz Ritt .
The coat of arms goes back to old court seals and symbolizes the medieval and modern ownership and sovereignty of the place. The red cross is the coat of arms of Kurtrier , which exercised sovereignty over Villmar from 1596 to 1806. The key is the symbol of St. Peter , patron of the Villmar parish. The halberd (actually ax) is the symbol of St. Matthias , the patron saint of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Matthias in Trier, which owned the parish and manor of Villmar from 1053 to 1802.
The flag was approved for the municipality together with the coat of arms on June 12, 1970 by the Hessian Ministry of the Interior and is described as follows:
"In silver (white) an elongated, continuous, red cross, at the intersection of the cross bars covered with the heart shield of the coat of arms in black, golden (yellow) halberd and silver (white) key diagonally crossed."
The coat of arms and flag of the municipality of Villmar were approved again on June 12, 1983 after the regional reform.
- Králíky , Czech Republic - since 2011
The church was 1746-1749 under the direction of coming from Tyrol and based in Boppard Thomas new pipe mentioned in place of a 1282 "basilica" late Romanesque built church. It is a large five-bay hall church with buttresses and a flat groin vault . The slightly narrower choir room with a yoke and 5/8 end is in front of the tower, whose helmet was renovated in the neo-Gothic style in 1885 after a lightning strike . Inside is a rich find late Baroque features (1760-1764) from the Hadamar sculpture school (Johann Thuringia, Jacob meadow) as well as works from local Lahnmarmor 18th and 19th century. The Baroque altar today James is already 1491 Jakobus- and Matthias -Altar mentioned (see sources).
In 1957 the architect Paul Johannbroer (Wiesbaden) built a choir-like extension to the west. Today the church, including the gallery, can accommodate a good 500 people. The celebration altar and ambo made of French sand-lime stone were artistically designed by sculptor Walter Schmitt (Villmar) in the 1980s / 90s. During the renovation in 1988/89, two new chapels were created under the gallery in front of the rear wall, which accommodate the crucifixion group from the late 15th century and the Way of the Cross. The communion benches made of Lahn marble also found a new place there. The organ was built in 1754/55 by Johann Christian Köhler (Frankfurt) and today, after several modifications (1885/86 Gebr. Keller, Limburg, 1932 and 1976 Johannes Klais, Bonn) comprises 27 stops on two manuals and a pedal. The baroque prospectus has been preserved.
- Marble bridge over the Lahn, built in 1894/95. The span of the three branch arches resting on two river pillars and the bridgeheads is 21.5 m each. The pillars and arches consist of solid, cut Lahn marble blocks, the side surfaces of masonry Lahn marble gemstones of various types. The bridge, which is outstanding of its kind in Germany, has been protected as a technical monument since 1985.
- In the natural monument Unica break, an abandoned Lahn marble break, the core area of a 380 million year old fossil reef ( mass limestone ) from the Middle Devon is exposed.
- The Lahn Marble Museum shows the origin of the Lahn marble in tropical Devonian reefs , the history and technology of the extraction of the stone in the numerous quarries in the area and the use of the Lahn marble in buildings and art objects worldwide. The museum is housed in an interesting new building from 2016 at Villmar train station, in the immediate vicinity of the geotope of the Unica quarry (see above).
- Fountain from 1728 in the parish garden, restored in 2012/13.
- Fountain from 1827 at the town hall, renovated and erected at this location in 1987. Of the three marble fountains from the 19th century, another one has been preserved in the forecourt of the church of St. Maria in the Kupfergasse in Cologne .
- In Wiesbaden Museum numerous exhibits are kept to Lahnmarmor and exhibited. In addition, many magnificent buildings in Wiesbaden are adorned with Lahn marble.
- The Villmarer Lahnmarmor-Weg offers an insight into the mining and processing of different types of marble.
- The marble from Villmar was z. B. installed in the Empire State Building .
- King Konrad Monument . In 1894 , a statue of King Conrad I (911–918) was erected on the Bodensteiner Lay , a rock made of Devonian mass limestone downstream towards Runkel .
- Remains of the fortifications. Only the lower part of the Mattheiser tower and a few remains of the wall, especially in the former winery district (monastery immunity), are of the curtain wall, which was first mentioned in 1250 and which surrounded the place until the beginning of the 19th century, with originally three reinforced gates and seven towers , available. Two well-preserved baroque arches lead there ( Matthiaspforte and Valeriuspforte ). The Vogteiburg, built as a residential tower from the 13th century, can only be traced in the shape of the foundation walls. On the Dingplatz (18th century: old Burg Platz , today former cemetery) located between the castle and the church, the high court, subordinate to the bailiffs , met; the place of execution was about two km southeast of the spot on the Galgenberg (name!). The cellar building was replaced in 1890 by the diocesan master builder Max Meckel with a new rectory in the English neo-Gothic style, with a tower from the previous building being included.
- NaturFreundehaus Wilhelmsmühle or Lahntalhaus between Villmar and Aumenau, used since 1928 or rebuilt in 1932. Many prominent politicians and like-minded people who were looking for peace and relaxation stayed here. It was among others the Social Democrat Philipp Scheidemann who proclaimed the First German Republic in Berlin after the First World War in 1918. But also the long-time SPD chairman Erich Ollenhauer and the former mayor of the state capital of Wiesbaden, Georg Buch, who temporarily served as president of the Hessian state parliament. A special feature of the events that took place at the Lahntalhaus before the war were the “children's republics”. The tent camps set up with several hundred participants had the motto “order, friendship, solidarity”.
- Lahn Marble Museum
Economy and Infrastructure
Silver was mined in the 17th century, but the deposit was soon exhausted. The economic importance of Villmar was mainly due to the marble processing carried out since the early 17th century . Twelve quarries have been found in Villmar since 1790 , and there were more in the area. In the second half of the 20th century, Lahn marble faced competition from cheaper imports, which is why local mining came to a standstill. However, processing continued, even if the smaller farms disappeared over time, often due to a lack of young people. The Nassau Marble Works, built in 1865, closed their doors in 1979 due to insolvency. in 2001 also the Engelbert Müller stone processing company, which became known in the post-war period primarily for large-scale orders for sacred buildings. The last recovery of material from a Villmar quarry took place in 1989 for the reconstruction of the high altar of the Jesuit church in Mannheim, which was badly damaged in the Second World War . Today four stone processing companies are still viable.
Since the 1950s, Villmar has transformed into a residential community with modest tourism . The vast majority of employees earn their living in Limburg an der Lahn , Wetzlar , Gießen and, thanks to the good transport links, in the Rhine-Main area .
Villmar is connected to the trunk road network through the Limburg-Süd junction of the A 3, ten kilometers away .
The Villmar and Aumenau train stations are located on the Lahntalbahn Koblenz -Limburg-Villmar- Wetzlar - Gießen station in the municipality . Regional trains on the Limburg – Gießen line of the Hessian State Railway stop there . The next long-distance train station is Limburg Süd on the high-speed line Cologne – Rhine / Main .
Villmar, with its core community and the districts of Aumenau and Falkenbach, borders the Lahn federal waterway . The heavily frequented R7 cycle path also leads along the Lahn.
In Villmar there is the Johann Christian Senckenberg School as a primary , secondary and secondary school as well as a further primary school in the Aumenau district. Secondary schools are available in Limburg , Weilburg and Weilmünster .
- Community day-care center Villa Kunterbunt , Villmar
- Community day care center Kleine Raupe , Aumenau
- Parish kindergarten Spatzennest , Seelbach
- Community kindergarten Unter dem Regenbogen , Weyer
- Catholic day care center (with crèche) St. Agatha , Villmar
- Villmar volunteer fire brigade , founded in 1929 (with brass orchestra since 1979 and with youth fire brigade since September 29, 1984 )
- Aumenau volunteer fire brigade, founded in 1932 (since October 5, 1972 with youth fire brigade)
- Seelbach volunteer fire brigade, founded in 1932 (since March 1, 1973 with youth fire brigade)
- Voluntary fire brigade Falkenbach, founded in 1934 (including youth fire brigade and from December 5, 2009 with children's fire brigade )
- Langhecke volunteer fire brigade, founded in 1934 (with youth fire brigade since January 12, 1997)
- Weyer volunteer fire brigade, founded in 1933 (since June 7, 1980 with youth fire brigade and since April 29, 2006 with children's fire brigade)
Sons and daughters of the market town
- Willy Bokler (born September 1, 1909 in Villmar; † February 12, 1974 in Mainz), prelate and federal president of the BDKJ 1952–1965
- Karl Flach (born August 15, 1821 in Villmar, † May 3, 1866 in the Bay of Valparaíso, Chile), mechanic and engineer, built the first Chilean submarine that successfully completed a dive trip.
- Ernst O. Göbel (born March 24, 1946 in Seelbach), 1995–2011 President of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
- Lothar Hartmann (* 1908; † November 2, 1972), radio journalist, television program director and deputy director of Südwestfunk Baden-Baden
- Hermann Hepp (born November 30, 1859 in Seelbach; † March 13, 1919 there), farmer, mayor, politician and member of the German Reichstag
- Karl Hepp (born February 10, 1889 in Seelbach, † January 3, 1970 in Wiesbaden), politician and member of the German Reichstag and the German Bundestag
- Heinrich Hofmann (born January 11, 1857 in Weyer; † August 12, 1937 in Wiesbaden), lawyer and member of the German Reichstag
- Heinrich Ludwig Kaster (* 1901 in Villmar; † 1981), studied not only oriental archeology but also economics. From 1938 he worked in Cairo as a journalist for well-known German and international newspapers, including the FAZ (until 1959) and Rheinischer Merkur. From 1952 he was the permanent Middle East correspondent for the Hessischer Rundfunk in Beirut. He wrote several books.
- Ernst Kronenberger (born February 10, 1764 in Villmar, † April 19, 1814 in Ransbach), Father OESA, Trier preacher, opponent of the Enlightenment
- Wilfried Kuhn (born May 6, 1923 in Aumenau; † February 25, 2009 in Gießen), physicist and physics didactic, professor in Gießen
- Heinrich Joseph Rompel (born November 17, 1746 in Villmar, † June 17, 1796 in Ottweiler), Mainz clubist in 1792/93, was one of the leading figures of the "Mainz Revolution"
- Jakob Hartmann (born February 22, 1879 - † May 7, 1961), doctor in Villmar 1905–1956
- Nikolaus Homm (born May 6, 1909 - October 22, 2004), Catholic chaplain in Villmar 1933–1936, Catholic pastor in Villmar 1952–1976
- Peter Weyand (May 16, 1875 - February 4, 1963), Catholic pastor in Villmar 1924–1952
Personalities who work or have worked on site
- Hubert Aumüller (born October 26, 1927), former mayor of the large municipality of Villmar from 1952 to 1988.
- Bernhard Hemmerle (born December 25, 1949), church music director, diocesan church music director and head of the church music department in the Diocese of Limburg 1991–2007; Cantor in Villmar 1975–1994
- Johannes Ibach (born August 30, 1825 - February 2, 1908), pastor of the parish of St. Peter and Paul Villmar 1869–1908
- Paul Theodor Lüngen (born June 29, 1912 in Düsseldorf; † February 17, 1997 in Limburg an der Lahn), army music master, founder of the brass band (today: brass orchestra of the Villmar volunteer fire brigade), and conductor from December 1979 to August 1985.
- Modestus Manheim (baptized name: Valentin) (born October 24, 1690 in Koblenz; † April 2, 1758 in Trier), 1722–1727 Vice-Pastor in Villmar; from 1727 abbot of the St. Matthias monastery in Trier
- On the altar of James and Matthias: Germania Sacra , Archdiocese of Trier: The Benedictine Abbey of St. Eucharius - St. Matthias before Trier, edited by Petrus Becker OSB, 1996, Walter de Gruyter, ISBN 3-11-015023-9 , p. 575
- Literature on Villmar in the Hessian Bibliography
- Search for Villmar in the archive portal-D of the German Digital Library
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- Website of the market town and the municipality of Villmar
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- Local history research Villmar
- Villmar, Limburg-Weilburg district. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
- 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 ).
- Franz-Josef Sehr : 250 years pilgrimage chapel Maria Hilf Beselich . In: Yearbook for the Limburg-Weilburg district 2017 . The district committee of the district of Limburg-Weilburg, Limburg-Weilburg 2016, ISBN 3-927006-54-8 , p. 137-141 .
- tender for the Brandassecuranzbeiträge for the year 1861 in the Duchy of Nassau (ed.): Official Gazette of the Duchy of Nassau . Wiesbaden 1862; P. 45
- Association of municipalities to form the municipality of "Villmar", Oberlahnkreis on January 6, 1971 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1971 No. 4 , p. 140 , point 168 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 6.3 MB ]).
- Municipal reform: mergers and integration of municipalities from January 20, 1971 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1971 No. 6 , p. 248 , para. 34 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 6.2 MB ]).
- 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. 373 .
- Villmar, Limburg-Weilburg. Historical local dictionary for Hessen. (As of May 24, 2018). In: Landesgeschichtliches Informationssystem Hessen (LAGIS).
- 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).
- Local elections 1972; Relevant population of the municipalities on August 4, 1972 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1972 No. 33 , p. 1424 , point 1025 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 5.9 MB ]).
- Local elections 1977; Relevant population figures for the municipalities as of December 15, 1976 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1976 No. 52 , p. 2283 , point 1668 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 10.3 MB ]).
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- Municipal: Villmar. (PDF; 222 kB) In: Hessisches Gemeindelexikon. HA Hessen Agency GmbH
- The population of the Hessian communities on June 30, 2010. (PDF; 552 kB) Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt, p. 11 , archived from the original on February 7, 2018 ; accessed on March 20, 2018 .
- Result of the municipal election on March 6, 2016. Hessian State Statistical Office, accessed in April 2016 .
- Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 27, 2011
- Hessian State Statistical Office: Result of the municipal elections on March 26, 2006
- Approval of a coat of arms and a flag of the municipality of Villmar, Oberlahnkreis from June 12, 1970 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1970 No. 26 , p. 1301 , point 1231 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 7.6 MB ]).
- Approval of a coat of arms and a flag for the municipality of Villmar, Limburg-Weilburg district from July 12, 1983 . In: The Hessian Minister of the Interior (ed.): State Gazette for the State of Hesse. 1983 No. 31 , p. 1555 , point 878 ( online at the information system of the Hessian state parliament [PDF; 5.3 MB ]).
- Database of German members of parliament . Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- Database of German members of parliament . Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- list of members of the German Bundestag from 1.-13. Electoral term . Retrieved October 17, 2011.
- History of the brass orchestra of the Villmar volunteer fire brigade ( Memento from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) (PDF)