Lollar is a city in central Hesse.

  • 2.1 Name
  • 2.2 Amalgamations
  • 2.3 Population development
  • 4.1 City Council
  • 4.2 Mayor
  • 4.3 Town twinning
  • 5.1 Established businesses
  • 5.2 traffic 5.2.1 Station Lollar
  • 7.1 Born in the village of Lollar personalities
  • 7.2 personalities who were active in the community Lollar


Geographical Location

The town of Lollar is located in the district of Gießen about 8 km north of the university and county town of Gießen and 20 km south of the university town of Marburg in Marburg - Lahn - Giessen east of Krofdorf - Konigsberg forest.

By Lollar flows the Lumda, a small river, which flows near the Lahn.

Neighboring communities

MR = Marburg- Biedenkopf - GI = Landkreis Gießen


To Lollar Lollar still belong next to the three neighborhoods Odenhausen, Rutter Hausen and saline soils, as well as manor house, castle Friedelhausen.


Lollar was first mentioned in 1242, but it goes back to a vorfränkische settlement. Between 1570 and 1821, had the present city of a court. The city rights it received on 4 September 1974.


The final syllable of the place name " - lar" refers to a settlement Celtic or even pre-Celtic ( Old European ) origin (see also Mainzlar, Wetzlar, Dorlar, Asslar, Fritzlar ). The name was contracted from " Lom - lar", " Lom ( da)" is the ancient name of the river flowing through Lollar Lumda.


In the course of municipal reform in Hesse communities Odenhausen, Rutter Hausen and saline soils were incorporated into the community Lollar at 31 December 1971 on a voluntary basis. On 1 July 1974, added a subsection of the city at that time Staufenberg with nearly 100 residents.

Ersterwähnungen the districts

  • Saline soils to 755
  • Lollar in 1242
  • Rutter Hausen in 1256
  • Odenhausen in 1255
  • Waste places: Dilshausen, one Hausen

Population Development

The merger in 1972 with its suburbs today's city reached a size of 8,000 inhabitants. Today ( 2008) Lollar, including the districts around 10,500 inhabitants. Right now, 14.5 percent of residents in Lollar foreigners.

Coat of arms

Shield divided: On March 3, 1967, the municipality Lollar a coat of arms was awarded with the following blazon. Below, on a red, covered with a silver one - piece shield Cruiser fußoval a golden bridge. At the top of a silver blue, rotbezungter horse head, quite turned.

The bridge over the Lumda played a central role in the development of Lollar. 1711 a toll bridge was approved. The amount of a cruiser (see " 1 KR " on the coat of arms ) was due for each horse during the crossing.


City Council

The municipal election held 27 March 2011 yielded the following results:


The independent candidate Dr. Bernd Wieczorek sat down on 26 September 2004 at the second ballot with 51.1 % of the vote against Burkhard Weinbach through. The turnout was 50.7 %. Incumbent Gerd Bock did not run. In the election on 12 September 2010 Dr. Bernd Wieczorek, unopposed, re-elected with 88.2% of Stimmem for a second term. The turnout was 34.1 %.


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Economy and infrastructure

Established businesses

1854 Hedwig lodge was founded by Justus Kilian. In 1861 this was from Buderus ( Wetzlar ) was acquired. Through this economic development Lollar became the industrial center of gravity between Giessen and Marburg. Today GmbH are produced mainly boilers, gas and oil burner and control technology for heating systems in the work by the Bosch Thermo Technology. The plant has about 1,000 employees and is the largest employer in the city.


By Lollar through ( Giessen road, Marburger Straße ) was formerly the Federal Highway 3, about the same as the route follows Main- Weser Railway. Today Lollar is bypassed by the highway-like built B 3a east, connection is made via the connection point Staufenberg-Nord/Lollar-Nord. Just south of Lollar, the highways A 480 and A 485 intersect with the B 3a at the Gießen Northern Cross, part of Giessen ring. The local junction casting Marburgerstraße opens Lollar from the south.

Importance for tourism, the Lahntalradweg.

Station Lollar

The Lollar station is located on the Main- Weser Railway. There the Lumdatalbahn branch to Londorf station and until 1983 the railway line Lollar - from Wetzlar. North of the city core, near the hamlet of Odenhausen is the web breakpoint Friedelhausen.

Culture and sights

Lollar is known for one of the oldest surviving churches in Hesse. It was dismantled in the 1970s and is now in an open air museum, the Hesse Park. Instead of the church is now the Keuler Bach fountain.


Born in the town of Lollar personalities

  • Henry Bastian (1875-1967), local poet from the district Odenhausen
  • Ludwig floor Bender (1891-1962), politician of the SPD and the Hessian Minister of Agriculture from saline soils
  • Wilhelm Henkel (1909-1947), SS -Hauptsturmführer and concentration camp dentist
  • Heinz Mack ( born 1931 ), artist

Personalities who were active in the community Lollar

  • Ludwig Schneider (1898-1978), politician (FDP, CDU)
  • Marko Lehanka ( b. 1961 ), artist (sculptor )
  • Fredrik Vahle ( born 1942 ), songwriter and author, lives in saline soils district