Admin. region Darmstadt
Elevation 364 m (1,194 ft)
Area 21.09 km²
Local time Saturday 5:44 AM
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Population 5,110 (30 Jun 2009)
Administrative region Darmstadt
|Weather 7°C, Wind SW at 32 km/h, 85% Humidity|
Points of interest Neunkircher Höhe, Das Deutsche Drachen, Lindenfelser Museum, Bürgerturm
Lindenfels is a town in the Bergstraße district in Hesse, Germany.
- Map of Lindenfels Germany
- Neighbouring communities
- Constituent communities
- Community council
- Town partnerships
- Regular events
- Sons and daughters of the town
Map of Lindenfels, Germany
The climatic spa, also known as the “Pearl of the Odenwald”, lies in the Odenwald in southern Hesse and is nestled in a mountain landscape with a great deal of woodland.
Lindenfels borders in the south on the communities of Modautal and Fischbachtal (both in Darmstadt-Dieburg), in the northeast on the community of Fränkisch-Crumbach, in the east on the community of Reichelsheim (both in the Odenwaldkreis), in the south on the community of Fürth, and in the west on the community of Lautertal.
Lindenfels has outlying centres named Eulsbach, Glattbach, Kolmbach, Schlierbach, Seidenbuch, Winkel and Winterkasten.
In 1123, Lindenfels had its first documentary mention as a holding of the Lorsch Abbey. After that, the town belonged for nearly 600 years to the Electorate of the Palatinate. In 1336, Emperor Ludwig IV granted Lindenfels town and market rights. In 1802, after the Electorate of the Palatinate’s downfall, Lindenfels passed to the Grand Duchy of Hesse and was from 1821 to 1832 seat of the Landratsbezirk of Lindenfels. Later, from 1852 to 1874, it was the seat of the Lindenfels district.
After the Second World War ended in May 1945, Lindenfels found itself in the American Zone of Occupation. The US military administration built a displaced persons camp to house displaced Jews. The camp was dissolved in 1948.
The designation heilklimatischer Kurort (“climatic spa”) was granted Lindenfels in 1969.
The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:
Oliver Hoeppner (LWG/CDU) has been Lindenfels’s mayor since 2001. In 2007 he was reëlected.
Among the most important yearly events held in town are: