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Merenberg is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany and lies on the southern edge of the Westerwald between the district seat of Limburg and Weilburg (Weilburg vacation rentals | Weilburg travel guide).
Merenberg borders in the north on the community of Mengerskirchen (Mengerskirchen vacation rentals | Mengerskirchen travel guide), in the east on the community of Löhnberg (Löhnberg vacation rentals | Löhnberg travel guide), in the south on the town of Weilburg, in the southwest on the community of Beselich, and in the west on the community of Waldbrunn (Waldbrunn vacation rentals | Waldbrunn travel guide) (all in Limburg-Weilburg). The market community of Merenberg consists of the five centres of Merenberg, Barig-Selbenhausen, Allendorf, Reichenborn and Rückershausen.
Things to See in Merenberg
Merenberg castle ruins
Historic town gate
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More about the History of Merenberg
On both the Almerskopf and the Höhburg are found remnants of settlements from La Tène times. In Merenberg stands the family castle of the House of Merenberg, a noble family in the 12th and 13th centuries. In connection with this family, the community had its first documentary mention in 1129. In 1290, Merenberg was granted town rights and weekly market rights by King Rudolph I, whereupon a town wall was built. In 1634 the castle was destroyed, and since then it has stood, as a ruin, as Merenberg’s landmark.
In the early 19th century, Merenberg was stripped of town rights. In the late 19th century, the House of Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide) named the children from Prince Nikolaus Wilhelm of Nassau's marriage to a Russian noblewoman the “Counts of Merenberg”. In the course of administrative reform in Hesse, the formerly autonomous communities of Allendorf, Barig-Selbenhausen, Merenberg, Reichenborn and Rückershausen, which had all belonged to the old Oberlahnkreis (district), merged into the new collective community of Merenberg.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Merenberg is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany and lies on the southern edge of the Westerwald between the district seat of Limburg and Weilburg.
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