Odelzhausen

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Odelzhausen
Coat of arms of Odelzhausen
Coat of arms
Odelzhausen   is located in Germany
Odelzhausen
Odelzhausen
Coordinates: 48°19′N 11°11′E / 48.317°N 11.183°E / 48.317; 11.183Coordinates: 48°19′N 11°11′E / 48.317°N 11.183°E / 48.317; 11.183
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Dachau
Municipal assoc. Odelzhausen
Subdivisions 14 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Konrad Brandmaier (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 30.48 km2 (11.77 sq mi)
Elevation 499 m (1,637 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 4,570
 • Density 150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 85235
Dialling codes 08134
Vehicle registration DAH
Website www.odelzhausen.de
St. Benedikt at Odelzhausen

Odelzhausen is a town and municipality in the west of the region of "Dachau" (Upper Bavaria). The administrative collectivity of Odelzhausen consists of Odelzhausen and the townships of Sulzemoos and Pfaffenhofen an der Glonn.

Geography[edit]

Area members[edit]

The municipality of Odelzhausen comprises 14 official local areas.

  • Dietenhausen
  • Ebertshausen
  • Essenbach
  • Gaggers
  • Hadersried
  • Höfa
  • Lukka und Todtenried
  • Miegersbach
  • Roßbach
  • Odelzhausen
  • St. Johann
  • Sittenbach
  • Sixtnitgern
  • Taxa

The following boundaries exist: Ebertshausen, Höfa, Odelzhausen, Sittenbach, Taxa.

History[edit]

  • The first name of the village was "Otolteshusir" in 814.
  • The name came from Otolt or Odholt - the oldest clan in the area, which live there around 600 or earlier.
  • The village was built next to the brook, as there were sufficient pasture fields for a farming community.
  • Odelzhausen has a castle, that was already built by 1247. The owners changed often, there were noble and civilian owners, and owners that were only interested in the attached brewery. Today the castle still has a functioning brewery, and also functions as a hotel and restaurant.
  • In the middle of the 14th century the old and decrepit Roman road was replaced with country roads from Munich through Dachau and Odelzhausen, heading to Freising and Augsburg.
  • For the first time in 1440 the village earner the designation "Hofmark" - signaling a right of self-rule for the village and its district.
  • During the 30 Year War the village incurred a heavy toll. The church was burnt down, the castle was plundered.
  • Since around 1700 there has been a school in Odelzhausen, used by the people in neighboring areas.
  • Since 1803 Odelzhausen has possessed "Das Marktrecht", or the ability to host markets.

Population growth[edit]

The population count for the area was 2323 in 1970, 3,211 in 1987 and 3,998 in 2000.

References[edit]

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