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Dessighofen

With about 180 inhabitants one of the smaller local communities

Dessighofen is located in the Taunus Mountains in the southwest of the municipality. The lush green meadows to the left and right of the Hombach stream and the parallel K 9 with its lime avenue trees characterise the landscape of the village. 140 hectares of forest also invite you to take a walk and relax. A hiking trail coming from Dornholzhausen and leading over the K 10 to Niederbachheim invites you to follow a small part of the Jakob - Pilgrim's Path.

Our ancestors had already recognized the advantages of this location, because certainly people had already settled in our area around the birth of Christ, as is confirmed by tumuli and remains of the Limes in our district. However, written documents have only been available since 1145. Dessighofen was first mentioned in a document of the Schönau monastery. In it, the farming village was ordered to pay its interest for the night light at the Heiligenkreuz altar of the monastery.

At that time Dessighofen belonged to the Einrichgau and later to the Vierherrengericht on the Einrich. In 1775 the village came to the triple lord's office of Nassau, from which in 1867 the Unterlahnkreis emerged, which was united with the Loreleykreis to the Rhein-Lahn-Kreis in 1969.