Location of Waldsolms within Lahn-Dill-Kreis district
|Coordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°ECoordinates: 50°25′N 08°31′E / 50.417°N 8.517°E|
|• Mayor||Bernd Heine|
|• Total||44.75 km2 (17.28 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Waldsolms is a community in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hesse, Germany.
Waldsolms lies in the Hochtaunus Nature Park between Wetzlar and Usingen.
Waldsolms borders in the north on the town of Braunfels and the community of Schöffengrund (both in the Lahn-Dill-Kreis), in the east on the community of Langgöns (Gießen district), in the southeast on the town of Butzbach (Wetteraukreis), in the south on the community of Grävenwiesbach (Hochtaunuskreis) and in the west on the community of Weilmünster (Limburg-Weilburg).
The community consists of the six centres of Brandoberndorf (administrative seat), Griedelbach, Hasselborn, Kraftsolms, Kröffelbach and Weiperfelden.
As part of Hesse's municipal reform, the aforesaid communities voluntarily joined together on 1 January 1972 to form the new greater community.
Waldsolms maintains a partnership with the following place:
- Laudun-l'Ardoise in the département of Gard, France, in the Rhône Valley
Economy and infrastructure
Brandoberndorf has been since 2000 the end point of the Taunusbahn railway, run as Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund line 15 by the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH. It is part of a once abandoned Deutsche Bahn line that now sees new life as a commuter railway. The stretch from Grävenwiesbach to Brandoberndorf was brought back into service in 2000 after the line's great success since 1993, when service began.
- ↑ "Bevölkerung der hessischen Gemeinden". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). August 2016.