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Townhall and Square
Townhall and Square
Coat of arms of Hagen
Hagen is located in Germany
Coordinates 51°22′0″N 7°29′0″E / 51.366667°N 7.483333°E / 51.366667; 7.483333
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Arnsberg
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Jörg Dehm (CDU)
Basic statistics
Area 160.4 km2 (61.9 sq mi)
Elevation 106 m  (348 ft)
Population 193,045  (30 June 2008)
 - Density 1,204 /km2 (3,117 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate HA
Postal codes 58000-58139
Area codes 02331, 02334, 02337
Website www.hagen.de

Hagen is the 37th-largest city in Germany, located in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the eastern edge of the Ruhr area, 15 km south of Dortmund, where the rivers Lenne, Volme and Ennepe meet the river Ruhr. The city's population was 197,456 in 2007.

The city is home to the FernUniversität Hagen, which is the only state funded distance education university in Germany. Counting approximately 56,000 students (2004/05), it is the largest university in North Rhine-Westphalia.



Lake Hengsteysee

Hagen was first mentioned ca. 1200, presumably the name of a farm at the junctions of the Volme and the Ennepe. After the conquest of Burg Volmarstein in 1324, Hagen passed to the County of Mark. In 1614 it was awarded to the Margraviate of Brandenburg according to the Treaty of Xanten. In 1701 it became part of the Kingdom of Prussia.

After the defeat of Prussia in the Fourth Coalition, Hagen was included in the Grand Duchy of Berg from 1807–13. In 1815 it became part of the new Prussian Province of Westphalia.

The growth of the city began in the 19th century with the mining of coal and the production of steel in the Ruhr Area. It was the scene of fighting during the Ruhr Uprising, 13 March - 2 April, 1920 and has a monument to the Ruhr Red Army.

In 1928 Hagen became a city with more than 100,000 inhabitants. After World War II it became part of the new state of North Rhine-Westphalia.


Owing to the extensive use of water power along the rivers Ruhr, Lenne, Volme and Ennepe, metal processing played an important role in the region of Hagen in and even before the 15th century.

In the 17th and 18th century, textile and steel industries as well as paper producing followed.

Hagen is the home of the Suedwestfaelische Industrie- und Handelskammer.


Hagen is home to the Westfälisches Freilichtmuseum Hagen, or Hagen Westphalian Open-Air Museum, a collection of historic industrial facilities where trades such as printing, brewing, smithing, milling, and many others are represented not simply as static displays, but as living, working operations that visitors may in some cases even be invited to participate in. It is located in the Hagen community of Eilpe. The Historical Center contains the Museum of the City and the Werdringen castle. In the cave Blätterhöhle in Hagen the oldest fossils of modern people in Westphalia and the Ruhr Area were found. They are dated in the early Mesolithicum 10,700 years B.C.


Half-timbered houses "Lange Riege" (17th century)
Borough Population
Oct 2007
in km²
Hagen-Mitte 78.952 20,5
Hagen-Nord 38.451 29,6
Hagen-Haspe 30.360 22,2
Hagen-Eilpe/Hagen-Dahl 17.148 51,1
Hagen-Hohenlimburg 31.306 37,0

some localities of Hagen:


Shunting yard Hagen-Vorhalle

The Autobahnen A1, A45 and A46 touch Hagen.

Hagen has been an important rail junction for the southeastern Ruhr valley since the first rail line opened in 1848. The shunting yard Hagen-Vorhalle is among Germany's largest, and the central station offers connections to the ICE network of Deutsche Bahn as well as to local and S-Bahn services. Since December 2005, Hagen is also the starting point for a new service into Essen, operated by Abellio Rail.

Local traffic is handled by Hagener Straßenbahn (Hagen Tramways), which, despite its name, offers only bus services as the last tramway in Hagen was put out of service in the 1970s. All local rail and bus services operate under the transport association VRR.


The German Basketball Federation (DBB) is based in Hagen

Sport clubs in Hagen:

  • TSV Hagen 1860 - largest club (multiple fistball champions)
  • SSV Hagen (1974 basketball champions)
  • Phoenix Hagen
  • Hasper SV
  • Hohenlimburger SV (multiple women water polo champions)
  • (Brandt Hagen - former basketball club)

International relations


Twin towns — sister cities

Hagen has been twinned with these towns:


  • Sir Charles Hallé (Karl Halle) was born here in 1819
  • Nena (born 24 March 1960 in Hagen), German pop singer
  • Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874-1921), patron of the avant-garde
  • Nicholas (Klaus) Rescher (born 15 July 1928) American Philosopher
  • Haan Hartmann, musician and producer
  • Mousse T. (born 2 October 1966 in Hagen), German DJ and record producer
  • Stefan "Kleinkrieg" Klein, guitar player and producer
  • Franz Bronstert (1895-1967) painter
  • Emil Schumacher (1912-1999) painter and cofounder of the German abstract art
  • Henning Wehn (born 10 April 1974 in Hagen), German comedian
  • Bettina Hauert (born 18 June 1982 in Hagen), German professional golfer

See also

Ralf Waldmann Grand Prix motorcycle road racer

External links

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Hagen [1] is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has a population of 200,000.

Friedrich Ebert square with town hall tower and Volme shopping mall
Friedrich Ebert square with town hall tower and Volme shopping mall

Get in

By plane

Dortmund airport (DTM) [2] 15 km north of Hagen is home of several low-cost airlines and serves mainly national and European travellers.

By train

Hagen's central station (Hagen Hauptbahnhof) is the junction of nationwide and regional railway lines.

  • Deutsche Bahn [3]

By car

Hagen is situated at the crossing of three main motorways, A1, A45 and A46.

Get around

Walking is the best.


Vegetarian & vegan: Cafe Bistro Mundial, Potthofstr. 22

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

HAGEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Westphalia. Pop. (1905), 77, 49 8. It lies amid well-wooded hills at the confluence of the Ennepe with the Volme, 15 m. N.E. of Elberfeld, on the main line to Brunswick and Berlin, and at the junction of important lines of railway, connecting it with the principal towns of the Westphalian iron district. It has five Evangelical churches, a Roman Catholic church, an Old Catholic church, a synagogue, a gymnasium, realgymnasium, and a technical school with special classes for machine-building. There are also a museum, a theatre, and a prettily arranged municipal park. Hagen is one of the most flourishing commercial towns in Westphalia, and possesses extensive iron and steel works, large cotton print works, woollen and cotton factories, manufactures of leather, paper, tobacco, and iron and steel wares, breweries and distilleries. There are large limestone quarries in the vicinity and also an alabaster quarry.

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Proper noun


  1. Hagen (city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
  2. A surname.


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

This taxon author may refer to:

Hermann August Hagen, an entomologist

Karl Gottfried Hagen, a lichenologist


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