Maßbach

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Maßbach
Coat of arms of Maßbach
Coat of arms
Maßbach   is located in Germany
Maßbach
Maßbach
Coordinates: 50°11′N 10°17′E / 50.183°N 10.283°E / 50.183; 10.283Coordinates: 50°11′N 10°17′E / 50.183°N 10.283°E / 50.183; 10.283
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Bad Kissingen
Municipal assoc. Maßbach
Subdivisions 4 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Johannes Wegner (Green Party)
Area
 • Total 59.31 km2 (22.90 sq mi)
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,532
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97711
Dialling codes 09735
Vehicle registration KG
Website www.massbach.de

Maßbach is a municipality in the district of Bad Kissingen in Bavaria in Germany.

Geography[edit]

Maßbach lies between the biosphere reserve of the Bavarian Rhön Mountains and Haßberge.

Neighboring municipalities[edit]

Divisions of the municipality[edit]

The following towns belong to the municipality:

  • Maßbach
  • Rannungen
  • Thundorf (including the Theinfeld und Rothhausen)

Maßbach includes the following villages:

  • Poppenlauer
  • Volkershausen
  • Weichtungen

History[edit]

The town was first documented in 770. Beginning in the mid-19th century, many residents of Massbach and the surrounding area emigrated to the United States and settled in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They named their settlement in Derinda Township "Massbach" after their home village.

Coat of arms[edit]

A red and silver shield divided into alternating stripes emanating from a point at the top.

Sister cities[edit]

Culture[edit]

The Fränkisches Theater Schloss Maßbach is a private theater which presents an ambitious program. The Heimatmuseum is housed in the palace in Maßbach-Poppenlauer

Transportation[edit]

There is public bus service to Schweinfurt, Bad Kissingen, and Bad Neustadt. The nearest train station is in Münnerstadt on the Schweinfurt-Erfurt line. The municipality has its own exit from the Autobahn A-71.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.