Frielendorf

Frielendorf is a community in the Schwalm-Eder district, Hesse, Germany.

Frielendorf

Coat of arms
Location of Frielendorf within Schwalm-Eder-Kreis district
Frielendorf
Frielendorf
Coordinates: 50°59′N 09°20′E
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionKassel
DistrictSchwalm-Eder-Kreis
Government
  MayorBirger Fey (SPD)
Area
  Total85.83 km2 (33.14 sq mi)
Elevation
230-260 m (−620 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total7,182
  Density84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
34621
Dialling codes05684
Vehicle registrationHR
Websitewww.frielendorf.de

Geography

Location

The state-recognized climatic spa (Luftkurort) of Frielendorf lies 9 km southwest of Homberg on the edge of the Knüllgebirge (a low mountain range).

Constituent communities

Along with the main centre, which bears the same name as the whole municipality, the following centres are also part of Frielendorf:

  • Allendorf
  • Gebersdorf
  • Großropperhausen
  • Lanertshausen
  • Leimsfeld
  • Lenderscheid
  • Leuderode
  • Linsingen
  • Obergrenzebach
  • Schönborn
  • Siebertshausen
  • Spieskappel
  • Todenhausen
  • Verna
  • Welcherod

Politics

Municipal council

Municipal council is made up of 31 members.

  • CDU 8 seats
  • SPD 16 seats
  • FWGF (citizens' coalition) 7 seats

(as of municipal elections held on 26 March 2006)

Mayor

Birger Fey is Frielendorf's mayor.

Coat of arms

Frielendorf's civic coat of arms might heraldically be described thus: In gules a crenellated tower argent with two small arrow slits, on a three-knolled hill vert, flanked by two rye stalks Or, before the tower a bill hook sable.

Town partnership

The community of Frielendorf maintains a partnership with one other place:

Culture and sightseeing

Museums

  • In the museum shop with its exhibit about the Frielendorf coalmine, one can learn about the community's history and about brown coal mining in and around the village.
  • The Verna Village Museum has exhibits relating to home décor, chattels and hand tools.

Buildings

  • In Spieskappel stands the Kirche St. Johannes (St. John's Church), consecrated in 1255 and originally belonging to the Premonstratensian church estate of Cappel. The church is usually called the Klosterkirche ("monastery church"). The church's organ was built in Hersfeld organ builder Johannes Schlottmann's workshop.
  • The Spießturm is a mediaeval watchtower that can be found on the road between Spieskappel and Obergrenzebach. The tower stands at a spot where, in the Middle Ages, there was a crossroads of important trade roads; it was also at the border of Upper and Lower Hesse. Hessian Landtage (diets) were held here.

Parks

The Silbersee holiday camp lies east of Frielendorf on the lake of the same name.

Economy and infrastructure

Transport

Frielendorf lies on Federal Highway (Bundesstraße) B 254 (Homberg – Fulda). The Neuental interchange on Autobahn A 49 (KasselFritzlarMarburg) is about 11 km away.

The community belongs to the North Hesse Transport Network.

The nearest railway stations are Wabern, Schwalmstadt-Treysa and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.

References

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