Coat of arms of Nieder-Erlenbach
Coat of arms
Location of Nieder-Erlenbach within Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt Stadtteil Nieder-Erlenbach.svg
Nieder-Erlenbach is located in Germany
Nieder-Erlenbach is located in Hesse
Coordinates: 50°12′11″N 08°42′32″E / 50.20306°N 8.70889°E / 50.20306; 8.70889Coordinates: 50°12′11″N 08°42′32″E / 50.20306°N 8.70889°E / 50.20306; 8.70889
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictUrban district
TownFrankfurt am Main
 • Total8.340 km2 (3.220 sq mi)
 • Total4,577
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes06101
Vehicle registrationF

Nieder-Erlenbach is since August 1, 1972, the northernmost city district and an Ortsbezirk of Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

The Anna-Schmidt-Schule, a private school, is located in Nieder-Erlenbach.

Geographic location

Nieder-Erlenbach, founded as Haufendorf, lies in the southern foothills of the Wetterau on the same Erlenbach, right tributary of the Nidda. The Frankfurt Hauptwache (Frankfurt am Main) is about 9 kilometers away, Bad Vilbel (town hall) about 2.5 kilometers. Petterweil is 3 miles north. To Dortelweil in the east, as well as to Nieder-Erlenbach in the west about 2 km. In the southwest lies Harheim and in the southeast Massenheim - each 2 km (1,24 miles) away.


In the year 779 Nieder-Erlenbach was first mentioned in the Lorsch Codex as Arilbach (Erlenbach): a woman Meginburc donated the Lorsch Abbey with all her property there. In addition to agricultural land, commercial buildings and residential buildings, these were also four serfs. Nieder-Erlenbach was after this entry in Gau Wettereiba (Wetterau).

From 1376 the imperial city Frankfurt am Main exercised the rule in Nieder-Erlenbach; the city could also occupy the mayor and suffragan offices according to the right of village rule conferred by Karl IV. In 1401, the king once more expressly commanded the Nieder-Erlenbachern to obey Frankfurt. The reason of this arrangement is not known, but does not indicate great love of the villagers to their urban rulers. The officials appointed by Frankfurt called themselves in the episode (at the latest from 1403) Burggrafen.

In the 17th century Nieder-Erlenbach was twice destroyed by devastating fires (1602 and 1677). After the founding of Free City Frankfurt, the Nieder-Erlenbacher were represented by a deputy in the Legislative Body from 1823, but only in 1853 did the villagers receive universal suffrage. In 1866 Prussia occupied the Free City of Frankfurt after the German War and in the Peace Treaty of September 3, 1866 gave Nieder-Erlenbach to the Grand Duchy of Hesse.[1]


  1. ^ Art. 15, Nr. 6 des Friedensvertrages, abgedruckt bei: Ernst Rudolf Huber: Dokumente zur deutschen Verfassungsgeschichte 2 = Deutsche Verfassungsdokumente 1851–1900. 3. Aufl., Stuttgart 1986. ISBN 3-17-001845-0, Nr. 192, S. 260ff.

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