Mespelbrunn

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Mespelbrunn
Mespelbrunn Castle
Mespelbrunn Castle
Coat of arms of Mespelbrunn
Coat of arms
Mespelbrunn   is located in Germany
Mespelbrunn
Mespelbrunn
Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°17′E / 49.917°N 9.283°E / 49.917; 9.283Coordinates: 49°55′N 9°17′E / 49.917°N 9.283°E / 49.917; 9.283
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Aschaffenburg
Municipal assoc. Mespelbrunn
Government
 • Mayor Erich Schäfer
Area
 • Total 15.53 km2 (6.00 sq mi)
Elevation 269 m (883 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,204
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 63875
Dialling codes 06092
Vehicle registration AB
Website www.mespelbrunn.de
Mühlstraße
Wasserschloss Mespelbrunn
Portal in Mespelbrunn castle’s inner courtyard

Mespelbrunn is a community in the Aschaffenburg district in the Regierungsbezirk of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken) in Bavaria, Germany and a member of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft (Administrative Community) of Mespelbrunn, whose seat is in Heimbuchenthal.

Geography[edit]

Location[edit]

The community lies in the middle of the Spessart (range).

Amalgamations[edit]

The community was formed out of the former communities of Hessenthal and Mespelbrunn

Politics[edit]

Community council[edit]

The council is made up of 14 council members, not counting the mayor.

CSU SPD Freie Bürger 84 Total
2002 8 2 4 14 seats

(as at municipal election held on 3 March 2008)

Coat of arms[edit]

The community’s arms might be described thus: Gules the castle portal of Mespelbrunn argent surmounted above the lintel by an inescutcheon azure a bend of the second surmounted by three annulets of the third, from base issuant into the gateway arch a hazel twig growing palewise with two leaves and one nut of the second.

The arms were conferred in 1986 and show the castle entrance of the family Echter with their family coat of arms in the inescutcheon. The hazel twig stands for Hessenthal, whose name was once “Haseltal” (“Hazeldale”). The tinctures gules and argent (red and silver) are taken from the arms borne by the Electorate of Mainz.

Culture and sightseeing[edit]

Mespelbrunn earns its livelihood above all from tourism, and is known for its charming Mespelbrunn Castle (Wasserschloss Mespelbrunn), expanded beginning in 1551 by the family Echter. In Mespelbrunn and at the moated castle, several scenes of the 1950s German classic film Das Wirtshaus im Spessart were made.

A further very important point of interest is the three-naved pilgrimage church in the outlying centre of Hessenthal with:

Famous people[edit]

Sons and daughters of the town[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.