Randersacker

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Randersacker
Randersacker on a foggy summer morning
Randersacker on a foggy summer morning
Coat of arms of Randersacker
Coat of arms
Randersacker   is located in Germany
Randersacker
Randersacker
Coordinates: 49°45′32″N 09°58′58″E / 49.75889°N 9.98278°E / 49.75889; 9.98278Coordinates: 49°45′32″N 09°58′58″E / 49.75889°N 9.98278°E / 49.75889; 9.98278
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Unterfranken
District Würzburg
Government
 • Erster Bürgermeister Dietmar Vogel (UWG)
Area
 • Total 16.20 km2 (6.25 sq mi)
Elevation 172-280 m (−747 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,399
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 97236
Dialling codes 0931
Vehicle registration
Website www.randersacker.de

Randersacker is a municipality in the district Lower Franconia part of Bavaria. With its long tradition in wine making, Randersacker belongs to the most well-known wine places of Germany.

Geography[edit]

Randersacker is located between Ochsenfurt in the south and Würzburg in the north. This part of the Main is called Maindreieck. This term refers to the course of the river, it looks similar to a triangle.

There are two subdistricts: Lindelbach and the mainpart Randersacker.

Geology[edit]

The ground of Randersacker consists of shellbearing limestone. To the middle of the 20th century the region was a centre of the quarry industry. There are still residues on top of some hills. An important historic monument is the museum-quarry near Lindelbach[2] with a well conserved crane.

History[edit]

The first written mention of a settlement on the location of Randersacker was in 779. It was the Würzburger Markbeschreibung (report of Würzburg area). It reports that there were some vineyards on this ground.
The first mention of Randersacker was in 1123.

Population[edit]

1970 3.378
1987 3.507
2000 3.513
2009 3.435

Economy[edit]

The most important industries in Randersacker are Viticulture and Tourism. There are about 17 winemakers and several restaurants and hotels.

Traffic[edit]

The well known Autobahn A3 passes Randersacker 2 kilometres south of the village centre. Also the river Main is a transport route of national importance.

Main sights[edit]

This Balthasar Neumann Pavilion is a pavilion designed and built by the famous architect Johann Neumann about 1750. It is the smallest building of Balthasar Neumann and is entirely conservated. Today the pavilion serves for representation purposes e.g. weddings.

The Church Sankt Stephanus is one of the most beautiful romanesque churches in Franconia. The steeple is about 30 metres (98 ft) high and was built in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The Zehnthof is an old manor in Randersacker.

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