Bessenbach

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Bessenbach
Coat of arms of Bessenbach
Coat of arms
Bessenbach   is located in Germany
Bessenbach
Bessenbach
Coordinates: 49°58′N 09°16′E / 49.967°N 9.267°E / 49.967; 9.267Coordinates: 49°58′N 09°16′E / 49.967°N 9.267°E / 49.967; 9.267
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Aschaffenburg
Subdivisions 3 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Franz Straub (CSU)
Area
 • Total 29.99 km2 (11.58 sq mi)
Elevation 195 m (640 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 5,740
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63856
Dialling codes 06095
Vehicle registration AB
Website www.bessenbach.de

Bessenbach is a community in the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

Bessenbach lies southeast of the town of Aschaffenburg among the Spessart range's outliers.

Constituent communities[edit]

Bessenbach's Ortsteile are Beetacker, Frauengrund, Gemeindezentrum, Keilberg, Klingerhof, Klingermühle, Oberbessenbach, Steiger, Straßbessenbach, Unterbessenbach, Waldmichelbach and Weiler.

History[edit]

The community was formed on 1 January 1972 through the merger of the communities of Keilberg and Straßbessenbach. In 1978, the community of Oberbessenbach followed.

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 20 council members.

CSU SPD Total
2008 14 6 20 seats

(as at municipal election held on 2 March 2008)

Mayor[edit]

On 2 March 2008, Franz Straub (CSU) was elected mayor for the second time with 63.3% of the vote.

Coat of arms[edit]

The community's arms might be described thus: Azure a stork argent armed gules with two heads, the sinister reguardant, in base a fess wavy of the second.

The formerly self-administering communities of Keilberg, Straßbessenbach and Oberbessenbach merged into a greater community in 1978, taking on the historical name of Bessenbach once again.

The local noble family, also called Bessenbach, were instrumental in the community's development. Their ancestral seat, a castle, stood in today's centre of Keilberg. The family's existence is documented as far back as the 12th century. They had lordly and juridical rights throughout the Bessenbach valley that they alienated in the late 13th century. The family arms – the two-headed stork – were later adopted as the charge in the community's arms. Standing for the Bessenbach, the brook that serves as the geographical link in the community named after it, is the wavy fess in the base of the escutcheon.

These arms have been borne since 28 November 1977

Town partnerships[edit]

This is one partnership that Bessenbach has maintained with all three French communes since 1985.

Economy and infrastructure[edit]

Transport[edit]

  • The community is served by various buslines of the Verkehrsgemeinschaft am Bayerischen Untermain ("Transport Association of the Bavarian Lower Main") from the main railway station in Aschaffenburg.
  • Moreover, Bessenbach lies right on the A 3 interchange Bessenbach/Waldaschaff and near the Spessart service centre near Rohrbrunn. In connection with this, Bessenbach, along with Aschaffenburg, has gained a certain measure of fame, above all for the frequent traffic jams on the A 3.

Sport[edit]

The constituent community of Straßbessenbach has been host to the German Sidecarcross Grand Prix numerous times and will be hosting it again in 2009, on 19 July.

References[edit]

External links[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.