Hohenstein, Hesse


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°12′N 08°04′E / 50.200°N 8.067°E / 50.200; 8.067Coordinates: 50°12′N 08°04′E / 50.200°N 8.067°E / 50.200; 8.067
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis
  Mayor Hans-Jürgen Finkler
  Total 63.79 km2 (24.63 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 6,112
  Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 65327–65329
Dialling codes 06120 / 06128
Vehicle registration RÜD
Website www.hohenstein-hessen.de

Hohenstein is a community in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis in the Regierungsbezirk of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany.



Hohenstein lies in the western Taunus, on both sides of the river Aar between Limburg and Wiesbaden.

Neighbouring communities

Hohenstein borders in the north on the community of Aarbergen, in the northeast on the community of Hünstetten, in the east and south on the town of Taunusstein, in the southwest on the town of Bad Schwalbach, and in the west on the community of Heidenrod (all in the Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis).

Constituent communities

Hohenstein’s Ortsteile are Breithardt (administrative seat), Burg-Hohenstein, Holzhausen über Aar, Strinz-Margarethä, Born, Hennethal and Steckenroth.


In 1184, Strinz-Margarethä had its first documentary mention, making it the earliest of Hohenstein’s constituent communities to have its name appear in the historical record. The other centres followed in the 13th and 14th centuries.

In the course of municipal reform in Hesse, the current greater community of Hohenstein was founded out of the formerly self-governing communities of Breithardt, Hohenstein, Holzhausen über Aar, Strinz-Margarethä, Born, Hennethal and Steckenroth on 1 July 1972. The constituent community of Hohenstein was thereafter known as Burg-Hohenstein (Burg means “castle” in German).


Community council

The municipal election held on 26 March 2006 yielded the following results:

Parties and voter communities %
CDU Christian Democratic Union of Germany 32.8 10 32.8 10
SPD Social Democratic Party of Germany 52.0 16 50.5 16
FWG Freie Wählergemeinschaft Hohenstein 15.1 5 16.7 5
Total 100.0 31 100.0 31
Voter turnout in % 55.6 70.6

Culture and sightseeing


Regular events

Economy and infrastructure

The centres in the community, whose livelihood was once based on agriculture, have built themselves into residential communities. There are the usual trades and businesses in Hohenstein, but no true industry.


Hohenstein lies on Bundesstraße 54 between Wiesbaden and Limburg.


In the constituent community of Breithardt is a primary school. The nearest comprehensive schools are to be found in Aarbergen and Taunusstein. The latter offers a Gymnasium upper level. The nearest Gymnasium is likewise to be found in Taunusstein.


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