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Höchstenbach

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Country  Germany
District  Westerwaldkreis
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  5.67 km²
Postal code  57629
Dialling code  02680
State  Rhineland-Palatinate
Elevation  310 m (1,020 ft)
Postal codes  57629
Local time  Saturday 3:02 PM
Population  690 (31 Dec 2008)
Municipal assoc.  Hachenburg
Höchstenbach
Weather  9°C, Wind W at 24 km/h, 92% Humidity

Höchstenbach is an Ortsgemeinde – a community belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde – in the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The community belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Hachenburg, a kind of collective municipality. Its seat is in the like-named town.

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Map of H%C3%B6chstenbach, Germany

Location

The community lies in the Westerwald between Limburg and Siegen in the Wied Valley. Through the community flows the river Wied.

History

On 27 May 1269, Höchstenbach had its first documentary mention.

Community council

The council is made up of 11 council members, including the extraofficial mayor (Bürgermeister), who were elected in a majority vote in a municipal election on 13 June 2004.

Buildings

Worth seeing is the village church built in the early 13th century in Romanesque transition style. Within the church are found valuable Early Gothic frescoes.

Transport

The community lies at the crossroads of Bundesstraßen 8, leading from Limburg an der Lahn to Siegburg, and 413 from Bendorf (near Koblenz) to Hachenburg. The nearest Autobahn interchanges are in Dierdorf and Mogendorf on the A 3 (Cologne–Frankfurt), some 20 km away. The nearest InterCityExpress stop is the railway station at Montabaur on the Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line.

References

Höchstenbach Wikipedia


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