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Greifenstein is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany. Its administrative seat is Beilstein (Beilstein vacation rentals | Beilstein travel guide). Greifenstein covers 67.43 km² on the eastern slope of the Westerwald range. Its name comes from the castle of the same name in the constituent community of the same name, where the German Bell Museum (Deutsches Glockenmuseum) is to be found, with about 50 bells showing the development of bell pouring.
Greifenstein borders in the northwest on the community of Driedorf, in the north on the town of Herborn (Herborn vacation rentals | Herborn travel guide) and the community of Sinn, in the east on the community of Ehringshausen, in the south on the town of Leun (all in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis) and the community of Löhnberg (Löhnberg vacation rentals | Löhnberg travel guide), and in the southwest on the community of Mengerskirchen (Mengerskirchen vacation rentals | Mengerskirchen travel guide) (both in Limburg-Weilburg).
Things to See in Greifenstein
Greifenstein Castle with bell museum
Altes Haus ("Old House") in Holzhausen
Church with village well and 1000-year-old oak in Allendorf
Beilstein Castle (partially reconstructed ruins), first mentioned in 1229, and church in Beilstein
For athletes, the community has over 100 km of well built cycling and hiking trails. One attraction is the Ulmbach Reservoir between Holzhausen (Holzhausen vacation rentals | Holzhausen travel guide) and Beilstein (Beilstein vacation rentals | Beilstein travel guide). It offers a campground, a sunbathing field and a bathing area. In summer, the DLRG sees to safety. The pathway (about 2.7 km long) is used by many hikers, cyclists, inline skaters and Nordic walkers.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Greifenstein
Allendorf had its first documentary mention in 774. In the 14th century, the village was stricken with the Plague, and the population in outlying hamlets swiftly fell, and those left moved to the village. It is said that the name Allendorf comes from this episode in the village's history, specifically from the phrase Alle ein Dorf – "All one village". After the Thirty Years' War, Allendorf became Prussian. The border with Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide), no stranger to war, ran right by the village. In the early 1920s, the Ulmbach Valley Railway came to town to transport raw materials from the Ulm (Ulm vacation rentals | Ulm travel guide) Valley. In 1934, Allendorf became an independent community in the Wetzlar (Wetzlar vacation rentals | Wetzlar travel guide) district. In 1972, Allendorf was united with Ulm and Holzhausen (Holzhausen vacation rentals | Holzhausen travel guide) into the community of Ulmtal, which was dissolved again in 1977 in the municipal reforms. Allendorf was then amalgamated into Greifenstein over citizens' protests at the Landtag in Wiesbaden (Wiesbaden vacation rentals | Wiesbaden travel guide). In the mid-1970s, Allendorf was a climatic spa and attracted tourists mostly from the Ruhr area.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Greifenstein is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany. Its administrative seat is Beilstein. Greifenstein covers 67.43 km² on the eastern slope of the Westerwald range. Its name comes from the castle of the same name in the constituent community of the same name, where the German Bell Museum (Deutsches Glockenmuseum) is to be found, with about 50 bells showing the development of bell pouring.
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