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Asmall Taunus community in the Nassau Nature Park with about 360 inhabitants

Where the Taunus slowly descends towards the Lahn in a north-westerly direction, the landscape is dominated by gently undulating heights into which streams have deeply dug their way. On such a ridge between the Mühlbach valley in the west and the valleys of Dörsbach and Hasenbach in the east lies Pohl - embedded in a green, water-donating depression and surrounded by wooded heights. Pohl's most important transport link is the B 260 federal highway, which connects Koblenz and the Lahn Valley with Wiesbaden and the Rhine-Main region. Health resorts such as Schlangenbad, Bad Schwalbach, Nassau and Bad Ems and many springs have given this road the nickname "Bäderstraße". As a community in the former border area of Romans and Germanic tribes, Pohl identifies itself even more with the "German Limes Road", which has been leading through the town since 1999. The place name "Pohl", in which the dialect word "Pohl" (= "pile") is recognizable, is derived - possibly as the only place name at the Limes - directly from the Roman "Pfahlgraben". The spelling of the place name was subject to constant change. For example, the following are known: "Palo" (early 13th century), "Paell" (1247), "Pael" (1247), "Pale" (1260), "Payle" (1346), "Payl" (1365), "Pail" (1402), "Paile" (1420), "Phale" (1448), "Pfohl" (1560), "Poill" (1568), "Pohl" (1710), "Pfol" (1750). From 1770 onwards the present spelling "Pohl" became generally accepted. The proximity to the Latin word "palis" (= "stake") is also noticeable and reminds us of the Limes "Palis "aden, which ran through our forests and districts.