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Solms Overview

Solms lies right in the Lahn valley and is nestled between the foothills of both the Taunus and Westerwald at heights from 140 to 400 m above sea level. It is about 7 km west of Wetzlar (Wetzlar vacation rentals | Wetzlar travel guide) and 30 km northeast of Limburg an der Lahn (Limburg an der Lahn vacation rentals | Limburg an der Lahn travel guide). Solms borders in the north on the community of Ehringshausen and the town of Aßlar, in the east on the town of Wetzlar, in the south on the community of Schöffengrund, and in the west on the town of Leun (all in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis).

Things to See in Solms

Kloster Altenberg (Altenberg vacation rentals | Altenberg travel guide) (Altenberg Monastery) of the blessed Gertrud von Altenberg, Saint Elisabeth's daughter (Oberbiel)

"Grube Fortuna" Visitors' Mine (Oberbiel)

Jewish Cemetery (Burgsolms)

Burgsolms Youth Centre (Stadionstraße 26), as well as youth areas in all constituent communities


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More about the History of Solms

Solms had its first documentary mention in 788 in a donation document from the Lorsch (Lorsch vacation rentals | Lorsch travel guide) Monastery. The villages that nowadays form the town of Solms belonged for centuries to the County of Solms, until this was dissolved in 1806. After a short while being part of the Duchy of Nassau (Nassau vacation rentals | Nassau travel guide), they passed to Prussia in 1815.

As part of Hesse's municipal reforms, the communities of Albshausen and Oberbiel voluntarily merged on 1 July 1971 to form Bielhausen, while Burgsolms and Oberndorf did the same to form Solms. By state law, these two new communities were amalgamated with Niederbiel on 1 January 1977 to make the new greater community of Solms, which in 1978 was granted town rights.

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Solms is a town west of Wetzlar in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis, Hesse, Germany. In the constituent community of Burgsolms once stood the ancestral castle of the Counts and Princes of Solms, whose main lines were Solms-Braunfels, with their seat in Braunfels, and Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, with their seat in Lich.

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