is an Ortsgemeinde
– a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde
– in the Westerwaldkreis
The community lies in the Westerwald
and Limburg an der Lahn
right at the boundary between Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse
. Hundsangen is by population the biggest and also the liveliest community in the Verbandsgemeinde of Wallmerod
, a kind of collective municipality found only in Rhineland-Palatinate. Given that leisure
facilities are so abundant, that the community is near the district seats of Limburg and Montabaur, and that the transport links to the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Region
and the Cologne
Region are well developed, Hundsangen offers its inhabitants a high quality of life. Owing to preferred residential areas, Hundsangen has developed itself very well over the last few years, and young families find ideal surroundings here.
A mountain, the Ollmersch, is a well-known sight of Hundsangen. The community centre is named the Ollmerschhalle after it.
Hundsangen’s neighbours are Hadamar
In 1096, Hundsangen had its first documentary mention as Hundeszagel
At Hundsangen’s graveyard, a Roman medallion was found. Today it is found in the Nassau Antiquities Collection (Sammlung Nassauischer Altertümer) in Wiesbaden.
The council is made up of 16 council members who were elected in a majority vote
in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.
Culture and sightseeing
Hundsangen has a church choir
, a men’s singing club and a music club.
parish church of St. Goar
was built in 1726. The Romanesque
churchtower, however, comes from the 12th century.
In Hundsangen there are several heavily frequented forests
, with, for example, an educational nature trail in the forest Am Buch
and a barbecue
pit in the Boschern forest.
In the Boschern forest are some cliffs from the time when Hundsangen was still on the seabed. They contain valuable marble
, which has already been reported in the press.
Hundsangen’s first football
team played for many years in the football Rheinlandliga
The local shooting club’s athletes have also made it to the German Championships.
Besides all the classic sport offerings, those with ambitions in sport can find various possibilities in the HSV, the local sport club.
There are sporting grounds in the forest Am Buch
with two football fields, and there is training in the main hall at the Ollmerschhalle. In the centre of Hundsangen, there is also a small football area. There is a shooting house in the Boschern forest.
Hundsangen always holds its kermis
in August, on the weekend after Assumption
Particularly impressive are the yearly Carnival events in this Westerwald community. Besides the Kappensitzungen held every year, the parade held every four years is a magnet for the public and draws tens of thousands of onlookers.
Economy and infrastructure
Right through the community runs Bundesstraße
8, linking Limburg an der Lahn
. The nearest Autobahn interchanges
, Limburg an der Lahn
on the A 3
), some 9 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress
stops are the railway stations
at Montabaur and Limburg Süd on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line
. The Rhine-Main and Cologne urban agglomerations are thereby easily reached.
Hundsangen has at its disposal a Catholic kindergarten
and a primary school
. Secondary schools (Gymnasien
in Hadamar, Limburg and Montabaur, Realschulen
in Hadamar and Montabaur as well as Hauptschulen
in Salz, Montabaur and Hadamar) are linked to the community by local public transport.
The official medium for citizen information in Hundsangen is the collective municipality’s weekly gazette. A private medium is found in the Internet page “HundsNET”, which belongs to a homepage which contains, among other things, further information about the Nassauer Land (see External links
A book was written about Hundsangen on the occasion of its 900-year jubilee: Hundsangen - ein Westerwalddorf in neun Jahrhunderten