|Coordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°ECoordinates: 50°28′N 08°54′E / 50.467°N 8.900°E|
|• Mayor||Klaus Peter Weber|
|• Total||86.75 km2 (33.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Hungen is a town in the district of Gießen, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated 20 km southeast of Gießen, and 18 km northeast of Friedberg. Surrounding towns are Laubach to the north, Nidda to the east, Wölfersheim to the south, and Münzenberg and Lich to the west.
The history of Hungen dates back to 782. In 1806 it came under the sovereignty of the Grand Duchy of Hesse.
Buildings of interest include the Hungen Castle, the Evangelical Church, parts of the medieval city wall and Hungen station.
Hungen in the media
Shmuel Spector, Geoffrey Wigoder, The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust ISBN 0-8147-9356-8, New York University Press, 2001.
- The railroad station of Hungen can be seen in this 2007 Canadian documentary, which recounts the story of Robert Scott Kellner and his grandfather, Friedrich Kellner, chief justice inspector of Laubach who wrote the anti-Nazi diary, "My Opposition."
- Hungen (meteorite), for the Hungen meteorite (fallen in 1877).