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Coordinates: 50°17′54″N 8°48′50″E / 50.29833°N 8.81389°E / 50.29833; 8.81389Coordinates: 50°17′54″N 8°48′50″E / 50.29833°N 8.81389°E / 50.29833; 8.81389
Country Germany
State Hesse
Admin. region Darmstadt
District Wetteraukreis
  Mayor Dr. Bernhard Hertel (Ind.)
  Total 40.21 km2 (15.53 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 9,470
  Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 61194
Dialling codes 06034
Vehicle registration FB

Niddatal is a town in the Wetteraukreis district in Hesse, Germany. It is located on the Nidda River, 6 km southeast of Friedberg, and 22 km northeast of Frankfurt am Main.

The town is divided into four districts: Assenheim, Ilbenstadt, Kaichen, Bönstadt.



Assenheim Castle existed between the years 1170 – 1780. Its ruins are still visible today.[2]


Its Church St. Maria, Petrus und Paulus was elevated to Basilica Minor status in 1929 by Pope : Pius XI..


A reconstructed Roman fountain near Niddatal-Kaichen.
Around 1400, Kaichens first church was built and rebuilt in 1737 and a Baptismal font had been added.
One of the most popular places in Kaichen is the Gericht zu Kaichen which was a court able declare to a death penalty.[4]


In 1970, the townships of Assenheim, Ilbenstadt, Bönstadt and Kaichen merged to
form modern-day Niddatal.[5]
As of January 2009, the town's population stands at 9,360.[6]
The area is characterised by agricultural activities, but in its former past,
trade played a fundamental role in the local economy.[5]


Division of seats.

The local elections of 26 March 2006 yielded the following result:

Parties %
CDU Christian Democratic Union 42,3 13 39,9 12
SPD Social Democratic Party 37,1 12 35,9 11
GRÜNE Alliance '90/The Greens 7,2 2 8,5 3
FDP Free Democratic Party 4,3 1
FWG Free Voters Niddatal 9,1 3 15,7 5
Total 100,0 31 100,0 31
Poll in % 47,2 56,6



Basilica Maria, St. Petrus und Paulus.
Basilica Maria St. Petrus und Paulus was donatet by St.
Gottfried von Cappenberg in 1123.
St. Cappenberg had been intermented there in 1127 and Pope Pius XI. elevated
the Church to Basilica Minor status in 1929.[7]
By courtesy of secularization in 1803, its clouster had been abrogated.
After World War II, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz rebought the
cloister from the state Hesse.[7]
Today the church is a representant of Ilbenstadt which is also visible because
of the eternalisation on town emblem. Regionally, the church is also known as
Dom der Wetterau (cathedral of Wetterau)


  1. "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). August 2016.
  2. Stadt Niddatal. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  3. Stadt Niddatal. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  4. 1 2 Stadt Niddatal. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  5. 1 2 Stadt Niddatal. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  6. Stadt Niddatal. Retrieved on 5 January 2014.
  7. 1 2 Retrieved 8 July 2007. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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