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Townhall in Ochsenfurt
Townhall in Ochsenfurt
Coat of arms of Ochsenfurt
Coat of arms
Ochsenfurt   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 49°39′N 10°04′E / 49.650°N 10.067°E / 49.650; 10.067Coordinates: 49°39′N 10°04′E / 49.650°N 10.067°E / 49.650; 10.067
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Subdivisions 9 Stadtteile/Stadtbezirke
 • Mayor Peter Juks (UWG)
 • Total 63.55 km2 (24.54 sq mi)
Elevation 187 m (614 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,997
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97199
Dialling codes 09331
Vehicle registration WÜ, OCH
Website www.ochsenfurt.de

Ochsenfurt is a town in the district of Würzburg, in Bavaria, Germany. It is situated on the left bank of the River Main, here crossed by a stone bridge, 13 miles (21 kilometres) south from Würzburg by the railway to Munich, and at the junction of a line to Röttingen. Pop. 11,600. Like Oxford, the town of Ochsenfurt is named after a ford where oxen crossed the river.

It contained in 1911 an Evangelical and five Roman Catholic churches, among them that of St Michael, a fine Gothic edifice. There is a considerable trade in wine and agricultural products, other industries being brewing and malting. It also has one of the largest sugar factories in Germany.

It was one of the places in Germany that King Richard I of England was detained in 1193 while the king was returning to England from the Third Crusade.[2]

The premises of the former Carthusian monastery here, Tückelhausen Charterhouse, secularised in 1803 and largely converted for private residential use, contain a museum of Carthusian life. The monastery, dedicated to Saints Lambert, John the Baptist and George, was founded in 1138 by Otto I, Bishop of Bamberg, as a double canonry of the Premonstratensians. From 1351 it belonged to the Carthusians.

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  1. ^ "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Stacey, Robert C. "Walter, Hubert (d. 1205)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press, 2004 Online Edition accessed November 8, 2007
  3. ^ "Ropczyce - Miasta Partnerskie". Urząd Miejski Ropczyce (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  4. ^ "Dorset Twinning Association List". The Dorset Twinning Association. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
Tradition local costumes in Ochsenfurt
Painting of Ochsenfurt - 1623
Alte Mainbrücke, after the post-WW II rebuilding