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Kasseler Straße in Cölbe
The town hall (former railway station)
Passive solar office of Wagner company

Cölbe is a community in Marburg-Biedenkopf district in Hesse, Germany.


  • Location 1
    • Neighbouring communities 1.1
    • Divisions 1.2
    • Coat of arms 1.3
  • Clubs 2
  • Politics 3
    • Municipal council 3.1


Cölbe's municipal area lies on the southern edge of the Burgwald, a low mountain range and part of the Hessisches Bergland (Hessian Highland), and borders directly on the university city of Marburg to the south. The namesake constituent community is found on a bow in the river Lahn where it bends from its mainly easterly flow to a mainly southerly one.

Neighbouring communities

Cölbe borders in the northwest on the town of Wetter, in the northeast on the town of Rauschenberg, in the east on the town of Kirchhain, in the south on the town of Marburg, and in the west on the community of Lahntal (all in Marburg-Biedenkopf).


The community consists of six constituent communities named Bernsdorf, Bürgeln, Cölbe, Reddehausen, Schönstadt and Schwarzenborn.

Coat of arms

Cölbe's civic coat of arms might be described thus: Gules a bend argent surmounted by six hearts reversed gules in bend three and three. Reversed hearts are also taken in heraldry as stylized testicles.


  • Fußballverein 1927 Cölbe (football)
  • Fröhlicher Kreis e.V. Cölbe ("Merry District")
  • Turnverein 06 Cölbe e.V. (Gymnastics)
  • Freiwillige Feuerwehr Cölbe – Bürgeln (Volunteer fire brigade)
  • Schützenverein 1930/63 Cölbe e.V. (Shooting club)
  • Männergesangsverein Cölbe 1878 e.V. (Men's singing club)
  • Bläserchor 1901 Schönstadt e.V. (Brass Band)


Municipal council

As of municipal elections on 26 March 2006, seats on municipal council are apportioned thus:
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