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Wehrheim is a municipality in Hesse, Germany some 30 km (20 mi) north of Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) am Main. The town Wehrheim carries the nickname "Apfeldorf Wehrheim" (Apple village of Wehrheim).
Wehrheim lies from 300 to 600 m above sea level on the north slope of the crest of the Taunus between Bad Homburg (Homburg vacation rentals | Homburg travel guide) and Usingen (Usingen vacation rentals | Usingen travel guide) im Taunus. Wehrheim borders in the north on the town of Usingen and the community of Ober-Mörlen (Ober-Mörlen vacation rentals | Ober-Mörlen travel guide), in the east on the towns of Friedberg (Friedberg vacation rentals | Friedberg travel guide) and Rosbach (both in the Wetteraukreis), in the south on the towns of Friedrichsdorf and Bad Homburg vor der Höhe (Bad Homburg vor der Höhe vacation rentals | Bad Homburg vor der Höhe travel guide), and in the west on the town of Neu-Anspach.
Things to See in Wehrheim
Inside the former town gate, a local landmark, is the Stadtormuseum Wehrheim ("Wehrheim Town Gate Museum"), where visitors can see the Bronze-Age archaeological finds from the Urnfield culture.
The Wehrheim municipal area contains 13 km of the Limes Germanicus which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005 by UNESCO. One of Wehrheim's sights, near Pfaffenwiesbach, is an old Roman Limes Fort, the Kapersburg, on top of the Limes. There is another Roman fort in the main community, the Saalburg, which has been restored.
The theme park Lochmühle is another one of Wehrheim's attractions, it features a combination of animals and theme park rides.
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More about the History of Wehrheim
The first traces of settlement go back to the Bronze Age. In Wehrheim, a burying ground from the early to middle Urnfield culture (11th to 10th century BC) was discovered. Wehrheim im Taunus itself had its first documentary mention in 1046. In 1372, the village was granted town rights, which it however lost again in 1814. The town's overlords changed several times, from the Castle Counts of Friedberg (Friedberg vacation rentals | Friedberg travel guide) to the Counts of Diez (Diez vacation rentals | Diez travel guide), the area then passing to Nassau-Dillenburg and finally to Prussia in 1866. In 1895 the railway line from [=destination:bad-homburg-vor-der-hoehe:Bad Homburg (Homburg vacation rentals | Homburg travel guide) vor der Höhe:] – then still called Homberg – through Friedrichsdorf to Usingen (Usingen vacation rentals | Usingen travel guide) came into operation, and was extended to Weilburg (Weilburg vacation rentals | Weilburg travel guide) a few years later, linking the community a bit more closely with the Frankfurt (Frankfurt vacation rentals | Frankfurt travel guide) area, a trend that would continue in the coming century. As part of Hesse's municipal reforms, the communities of Wehrheim, Obernhain, Pfaffenwiesbach and Friedrichsthal merged into the new greater community of Wehrheim in 1972.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Wehrheim is a municipality in Hesse, Germany some 30 km (20 mi) north of Frankfurt am Main. The town Wehrheim carries the nickname "Apfeldorf Wehrheim" (Apple village of Wehrheim).
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