- Burgholzhausen vor der Höhe
Burgholzhausen vor der Höhe is a quarter of the city of
Friedrichsdorfat the foothills of the Taunusmountain range, approx. 20 km north of Frankfurt am Main.
The village was mentioned in documents for the first time back in 1222. From the Middle Ages to the
German MediatisationHolzhausen - as it was called then - was a "Reichsdorf" (village of the empire) with a 2/3 status of imperial immediacy, but apart from that was subordinated to a multitude of lords. After the introduction of the rule " Cuius regio, eius religio" by the " Peace of Augsburg" treaty this led to a convoluted separation of religious affiliations. Starting with the 16th century flax weaving mills became the main economic base for Burgholzhausen. Alongside the village's population lived on the processing of loamfrom their own quarries to produce pavers, oven- and wall-tiles. Later on in the 17th century fruit growing was introduced. In 1716 a catholic church of baroquestyle was erected. At the time of the German Mediatisationin 1803 Burgholzhausen was one of the few last free villages of Holy Roman Empire. After the Second World War the township grew considerably due to the influx of refuges.
Burgholzhausen possesses a primary school with 190 pupils, twelve teachers, four special education teachers and a church representative. Motor pedagogical training and language aid training take place at the primary school of Burgholzhausen. The primary school possesses a work- and media-room for two classes and a computer room. Furthermore a school choir exists.
The "town district mayor" (Ortsvorsteher) of Burgholzhausen is Heinz Reinhard (FWG). The "town district council" (Ortsbeirat) is made up of:
Since 1948 an amateur theater club - named "Burgspielschar Burgholzhausen e.V." - exists in the suburb of Burgholzhausen, which is playing yearly at the open air theater "Alte Burg" (in summertime) and at the community centre in Köppern (in wintertime). In 2008 the club celebrates its 60th anniversary and will - after a long time - present a play for adults and another for children at the open air theater in summer.
The biggest sports club in the suburb is the "TV 1893 e.V. Burgholzhausen" with its divisions for
aikido, football, athletics, table tennis, gymnasticsand volleyball. On the 30th March 1977 the local tennisclub - named "TC Burgholzhausen 1977" - was founded. In direct neighborhood resides the "Schützenverein 1954 e.V. Burgholzhausen" (shooting club). Furthermore a bowling club - named "Holzfäller-Burgholzhausen" - and an equestrian club named "Westernreitclub City Slickers Burgholzhausen" exist in Burgholzhausen.
Along the railway line Friedberg-
Friedrichsdorfexists the railway station Burgholzhausen. The railway line was opened in 1901 and is now integrated into the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund.
* [http://www.friedrichsdorf.de/lebeninfriedrichsdorf/unserestadt/geschichte/burgholzhausen.php Burgholzhausen]
* [http://www.schulserver.hessen.de/friedrichsdorf/gs-burgholzhausen Grundschule Burgholzhausen]
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