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Commune in Grand Est, France



Haegen overlooked by the Château du Grand-Geroldseck

Haegen overlooked by the Château du Grand-Geroldseck

Coat of arms of Haegen

Coat of arms

Location of Haegen

Haegen is located in France


Haegen is located in Grand Est



48°42′53″N 7°20′23″E / 48.7147°N 7.3397°E / 48.7147; 7.3397Coordinates: 48°42′53″N 7°20′23″E / 48.7147°N 7.3397°E / 48.7147; 7.3397

Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Bas-Rhin
Arrondissement Saverne
Canton Saverne
Intercommunality Pays de Saverne
 • Mayor


Marie-Pierre Oberlé[1]


20.32 km2 (7.85 sq mi)
Population 650
 • Density 32/km2 (83/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
Elevation 195–587 m (640–1,926 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Haegen (French pronunciation: [ɛɡən] (listen); German: Hägen) is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.[3]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1968 502 —    
1975 512 +0.28%
1982 511 −0.03%
1990 569 +1.35%
1999 627 +1.08%
2007 637 +0.20%
2012 657 +0.62%
2017 677 +0.60%
Source: INSEE[4]


Haegen is a mountain village located on the western frontier of Alsace which at this point coincides with the western frontier of the Alemanish dialect area. Across the Vosges Mountains to the west of the commune is Lorraine.

On the Alsace side, neighbouring communes are Saverne and Gottenhouse to the north-east, and Thal-Marmoutier and Reinhardsmunster to the south-east.


The commune contains the ruined remains of a twelfth-century castle, one of the earliest surviving castles in the North Vosges region, and of a fourteenth-century smaller fortress. These are known as the Château du Grand-Geroldseck and the Château du Petit-Geroldseck.

See also[edit]


  1. ^

    “Répertoire national des élus: les maires”. data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 9 August 2021.

  2. ^ “Populations légales 2019”. The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE