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Waldbrunn Overview

Waldbrunn (Westerwald) is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany. Other communities bordering on Waldbrunn are, clockwise from the north, Mengerskirchen (Mengerskirchen vacation rentals | Mengerskirchen travel guide), Merenberg (Merenberg vacation rentals | Merenberg travel guide), Beselich, Hadamar, Elbtal, Dornburg and Neunkirchen.

The community lies in the southern Westerwald. Within the municipal area rises the Kerkerbach, which flows through the centres of Fussingen and Lahr (Lahr vacation rentals | Lahr travel guide). The Lasterbach flows through the centres of Ellar and Hausen after rising on the nearby Knoten (mountain).

Things to See in Waldbrunn

Ellar Castle

Old smithy (part of the Heimatmuseum)

Ludwig-Bös-Haus (Heimatmuseum)

St. Maximinus’s Catholic church (built 1843)

Town wall ruins with the Hungerturm, or “Hunger Tower” (14th century)

St. Laurentius Catholic church

St. Leonhard Catholic church

Romanesque basilica Johannes Enthauptung, or “John’s Beheading” (13th century)

New octagonal Johannes Enthauptung church

Historic graveyard

Historic parish house (16th century)

Lakehouse in the old town hall

Maria Verkündigung (Annunciation) Catholic church

Heimatmuseum

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More about the History of Waldbrunn

The community of Waldbrunn is largely coëxtensive with the former parish and tithing area of Lahr, one of four that once belonged to the Amt of Ellar. The three other parishes were the tithing areas of Frickhofen, Elsoff and Niederzeuzheim (known collectively as the Vier Centen). Until 1815, the centre of Waldernbach (nowadays part of the community of Mengerskirchen) also belonged to the parish of Lahr along with the now forsaken centres of Wehnaue/Winnau, Wenigen-Reynderroytchen, Brotelbach, Brechtelbach, Gralshofen and Oberhof.

In 1964, the municipal coat of arms was introduced as Ellar’s arms. On 1 January 1971 came the merger of the communities of Ellar and Hintermeilingen into the community of Ellar. The centres of Fussingen, Hausen and Lahr merged themselves into the community of (Alt-)Waldbrunn. On 1 July 1974, the five centres were united to form the community of Waldbrunn (Westerwald).

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Waldbrunn (Westerwald) is a community in Limburg-Weilburg district in Hesse, Germany. Other communities bordering on Waldbrunn are, clockwise from the north, Mengerskirchen, Merenberg, Beselich, Hadamar, Elbtal, Dornburg and Neunkirchen.

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